Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

What is Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)?

LDAP is an acronym for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol is an open, vendor-neutral, industry standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol network.

The most common use of LDAP is to provide a central place for authentication, meaning it stores usernames and passwords.

LDAP can then be used in different applications or services to validate users. For example, LDAP can be used with an Active Directory for self hosted MIDAS booking systems to validate usernames and passwords to provide seamless Single Sign On capabilities.

For more information on MIDAS integration with an Active Directory via LDAP, please see mid.as/active-directory-integration.


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