Directory Services is a networking phrase that refers to the way a network identifies, organizes and provides access to all of the resources within a network. Directory services enables the networked resources to be accessible to users and applications while also eliminating the need for a user or application on the network to know where another resource is located or how it's connected to the network.
From LDAP and Open Directory to Apache DS and Netware Directory Service (NDS) and more, our directory services dictionary offers a glossary of key terms you need to know.
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
- Watch Datamation's editor James Maguire moderate roundtable discussions with tech experts from companies such as Accenture, Dell, Blue Jeans Network, Microsoft and more »
Learn about each of the five generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the current devices that we use today. Read More »Small Business Marketing's Greatest Hits
The following compilation of small business marketing tips highlights some of the expert advice published over at Small Business Computing. Read More »13 Best Free Android Apps
From secure messaging to document editing, our top free must-have apps have been rated, reviewed and named the best free Android apps of 2015. Read More »