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|Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition Reference 11 g Release 1 (220.127.116.11.0)|
The directory information tree organizes entries hierarchically. This hierarchy is a type of grouping mechanism. The hierarchy is not well suited for associations between dispersed entries, for organizations that change frequently, or for data that is repeated in many entries. Directory Server groups and roles offer more flexible associations between entries.
This chapter describes how groups and roles are used by Directory Server to associate entries with each other. This chapter covers the following topics: