The network management function that provides all addressing information required to access an application process.
An application designed to manage information about people and resources within an organization. See also Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.
One or more databases that store and manage distribution lists containing information like user identifiers, e-mail addresses, and network component addresses. Directory services are used by many different applications.
a service that provides a mapping between file names and their UFIDs
In the context of e-mail, a directory service provides a list of information about users on a computer network such as names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and office locations.
An electronic database that contains information on entities (e.g. people, services, organisations etc.) and that is accessible over the network.
A service that is used to organize, manage, and control lists of network resources, such as users, printers, and applications.
a center component of NOS (Network Operating System) and it has functions much like phone book
a central database from which a large number of applications can read certain data
a centralized database for distributed applications designed to manage the entries in a directory
a critical component of the IT network service environment
a database of objects representing the users, applications, network devices and other resources you might find on a network
a database system (directory store) and a set of services that provide the means to securely add, modify, delete, and locate data in the directory store
a distributed database application designed to manage the entries and attributes in a directory
a distributed database application designed to manage the entries in a directory, and to make those entries available to users and other applications
a feature of a network operating system that enables users to find network resources
a means by which service users can locate service providers
a more sophisticated kind of naming service
a naming service that also allows for attributes to be associated with each object and provides a way to retrieve an object based on its attributes rather than its name (search)
a natural extension of a naming service
a network service that identifies all resources on a network and makes them accessible to users and applications
a network service that stores information about network resources and makes the resources accessible to users and applications
an extension of a naming service
an extremely formal way to organize network resources
a part of a distributed computing environment that provides a way to locate and identify the users and resources available in the system
a software application, or set of applications, which stores and organizes information about a network and its resources -- such as users, files, printers, servers, and applications -- and allows administrators to manage access to these resources
a specialized database typically tuned for reading, browsing and searching, unlike traditional databases where complex updating is involved
a system that is basically a database of user and group objects, but usually includes many more types, including computers, printers, etc
a very advanced naming service that organizes distributed objects and other resources--printers, files, application servers, etc
A service on a network giving information about sites, computers, resources, or users.
Software which enables shared resources to be located on a network, such as printers, software components and databases.
Part of the network services of the Application Platform entity of the Technical Reference Model (TRM) that provides locator services that are restricted to finding the location of a service, location of data, or translation of a common name into a network-specific address. It is analogous to telephone books and supports distributed directory implementations.
A database application designed to manage descriptive, attribute-based information about people and resources within an organization.
A service that provides access to data and objects in a directory or network environment.
A network-wide database for registering the location and attributes of object servers. DCE's Cell Directory Service (CDS) and Entera's Broker are examples of directory services.
a specialized database that combines hardware and software with institutional policies and procedures and interconnects with many computer networks and information sources.
A distributed database service capable of storing information, such as certificates and CRLs, in various nodes or servers distributed across a network.
A service that provides operations for creating, adding, removing, and modifying the attributes associated with objects in a directory.
An Internet service that maintains a database on individuals, including e-mail, fax, and telephone numbers, that is searchable by the public.
Both the directory information source and the service that make the information available and usable. A directory service enables the user to find an object given any one of its attributes.
A standard database providing distributed, scalable, client/serverbased repositories of data that are read much more frequently than modified. Users and applications can access these directories through directory access protocols (DAPs). In network environments, example DAPs include the Novell Directory Services (NDS) and X.500 directory access protocols. The most widely used DAP is Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Some examples of information stored within a directory service include user definitions and profiles, network resource definitions, and network policies.
A service that provides a white pages-like directory of the users and resources located on an enterprise network. Instead of having to know a device's or user's specific network address, a directory service provides an English-like listing for a user. The directory is being standardized collaboratively by the ITU (X.500 standards) and ISO.
A directory service is a software application — or a set of applications — that stores and organizes information about a computer network's users and network resources, and that allows network administrators to manage users' access to the resources. Additionally, directory services act as an abstraction layer between users and shared resources.