Directory Services, 1st Edition

Design, Implementation and Management

Directory Services, 1st Edition,ISBN9781555582623

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Key Features

Provides critical info for design, integration, or migration for multiple messaging platforms
Covers all major directories
Provides case studies and guidelines for deployment and integration issues


To optimally design and manage a directory service, IS architects and managers must understand current state-of-the-art products. Directory Services covers Novell's NDS eDirectory, Microsoft's Active Directory, UNIX directories and products by NEXOR, MaxWare, Siemens, Critical Path and others. Directory design fundamentals and products are woven into case studies of large enterprise deployments. Cox thoroughly explores replication, security, migration and legacy system integration and interoperability. Business issues such as how to cost justify, plan, budget and manage a directory project are also included. The book culminates in a visionary discussion of future trends and emerging directory technologies including the strategic direction of the top directory products, the impact of wireless technology on directory enabled applications and using directories to customize content delivery from the Enterprise Portal.

Directory Services is a comprehensive and practical guide that provides organizations and consultants with a roadmap used to create the directory enabled global enterprise. To provide the reader with the core knowledge required for designing directory services, the book discusses directory fundamentals including X.500, X.509 and LDAP as well as how to cost justify, plan, budget and manage a directory project


Information system architects, managers, developers, and analysts. Also computer network designers and messaging systems professionals.

Directory Services, 1st Edition

Foreword; Introduction
Section I: Microsoft's Active Directory
Section II: Novell's NDS eDirectory
Section III: Standards-Based Directory Services
Section IV: Migrations, Upgrades, Metadirectories and Case Studies
Section V: Trends and Emerging Directory Technologies
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