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OpenLDAP project is an open-standard protocol for accessing X.500 directory services

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OpenLDAP project is an open-standard protocol for accessing X.500 directory services. The protocol runs over Internet transport protocols, such as TCP.

LDAP is a lightweight alternative to the X.500 Directory Access Protocol (DAP) for use on the Internet. It uses TCP/IP stack verses the overly complex OSI stack. It also has other simplications, such as the representing most attribute values and many protocol items as textual strings, that are designed to make clients easier to implement.

The OpenLDAP Project is pleased to announce the availability of OpenLDAP Software 2.3, a suite of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3) servers, clients, utilities, and development tools.

This release contains the following major enhancements:

Slapd(8) enhancements

Updated slapd "overlay" interface, and several example (and mostly experimental) overlays.
Updated LDAP "sync" Engine with replication support, provider now an "overlay"
Numerous access control enhancements, including experimental "don't disclose on error" capability
Configuration backend

LDAPv3 extensions, including:

LDAP Password Policy
LDAP Component Matching (requires OpenLDAP snacc)
LDAP Modify Increment

This release includes the following major components:

slapd - a stand-alone LDAP directory server
slurpd - a stand-alone LDAP replication server
-lldap - a LDAP client library
-llber - a lightweight BER/DER encoding/decoding library
LDIF tools - data conversion tools for use with slapd
LDAP tools - A collection of command line LDAP utilities
Admin Guide, Manual Pages - associated documentation
SNACC - ASN.1 development tools for OpenLDAP

In addition, there are some contributed components:

Various slapd modules and slapi plugins

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