Services that provide system software and applications with uniform access to directory domains and other sources of information about users and resources.
A way for clients to locate services. Usually contained in a single system image of available servers.
A network service that provides information about resources on a network and makes them accessible to users and applications. Resources include e-mail addresses, login IDs and passwords. Using LDAP with common directory service applications all around campus can authenticate users with a single login and password.
Databases of information with powerful facilities for storing, accessing, managing, and using diverse kinds of information about users and resources in computing environments. NetWare Directory Services (NDS)
Middleware that locates the correct and full network address from a partial name or address typed into a dialog box.
The Global Service of cross-referencing XRIs and XDI Resources in order to facilitate discovery, identification, and location of an XDI Resource by its associated XDI Resources. There are three Global Directory Services: Personal Directory Service, Organizational Directory Service, and General Directory Service.
The defining element of distributed computing, and, ultimately, a logical name space capable of including all system resources regardless of type. The goal is a blending in which the directory and the network become synonymous.
A feature that uses multiple identifiers and alerts the requester to the location of a web or network destination.
On a LAN or WAN, directory services provide an abstraction layer, identifying network assets including users, resources and the various policies assigned to each. The result is that resources and users are accessible without possessing the details about a particular resource or node. Directory services also abstract network topologies and protocols.
Databases that list the names of logical units and where they are located on a network.
PeopleFinder VUdirectory Operator Services Red Phones
A network service that identifies all resources on a network and makes them accessible to users and applications. A directory service allows businesses to manage identities and security access for employees, customers and partners. Resources include e-mail addresses, computers, and peripheral devices such as printers. Ideally, the directory service should make the physical network topology and protocols transparent so that a user on a network can access any resource without knowing where or how it is physically connected.