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Contents

1. Introduction

2. Goals and Design Principles

3. Overview of the Architecture

4. Fundamentals
4.1 Naming -- The Foundation
4.2 Directory Objects
4.3 URLs and Composite Names
4.4 Events
 
5. Overview of the Interface
5.1 The Naming Package -- javax.naming
5.1.1 Contexts
5.1.2 The Initial Context
5.1.3 Names
5.1.4 Bindings
5.1.5 References
5.1.6 Referrals
5.2 The Directory Package -- javax.naming.directory
5.2.1 Directory Objects
5.2.2 Attributes
5.2.3 Directory Objects as Naming Contexts
5.2.4 The Initial Context
5.2.5 Searches
5.2.6 Schema
5.3 The Event Package -- javax.naming.event
5.3.1 Naming Events
5.3.2 Naming Listeners
5.3.3 Event Registration and Deregistration
5.3.4 Exception Handling
5.4 The LDAP Package -- javax.naming.ldap
5.4.1 Extended Operations
5.4.2 Controls
5.4.3 The Initial Context
5.4.4 Unsolicited Notifications
 
6. Configuration
6.1 Environment Properties
6.2 Context Environment
6.3 Resource Files
6.4 Application/Applet-scope Standard JNDI Properties
6.5 How the Environment Properties are Set
6.6 Modifications to the Environment
 
7. Scenarios
7.1 User authentication
7.2 Electronic Mail
7.3 Databases
7.4 Browsing
7.5 Network Printing
 
8. Security Considerations
8.1 JNDI Classes
8.2 Security Model
8.3 Access To Servers
8.4 Sharing Context Handles
8.5 Context Environment
8.6 Class Loading
8.7 Serializable Objects
8.8 Responsibilities of Service Providers
 
9. Design Choices
9.1 Separation of Interfaces into Context and DirContext
9.2 Separation of JNDI into Different Functional Packages
9.3 Separation of Client APIs and Service Provider Interfaces
9.4 Multiple methods for listing Context
9.5 Support for Federation
9.6 DirContext versus DirObject
9.7 Support for Schemas
9.8 Overloaded Methods in Context and DirContext
9.9 Reference and Referenceable
9.10 Automatically Turning References into Objects

Appendix A: JNDI Standard Environment Properties

Appendix B: Examples for LDAP Programmers

Appendix C: Legend for Class Diagram

Appendix D: JNDI Change History


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