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What is Oracle Internet Directory?

An online directory is a specialized database that stores and retrieves collections of information about objects. The information can represent any resources that require management, for example:

The information in the directory is available to different clients, such as single sign-on solutions, email clients, and database applications. Clients communicate with a directory server by means of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Oracle Internet Directory is an LDAP directory that uses an Oracle Database for storage.