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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol


Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a standard network protocol that is used to help retrieve information in digital directories. LDAP was developed as a simpler alternative to Directory Access Protocol (DAP) in the nineteen nineties, and has been widely adopted since then, in great part because of it’s ability to run over TCP/IP, a common communications protocol in computing.

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