Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Developer's Guide

How Directory Server Processes the Bind

    To process the bind, Directory Server, does the following:

  1. Parses the bind request

  2. Determines the authentication method

  3. Determines whether the bind DN is handled locally

  4. Adds request information to the parameter block

  5. Determines whether to handle the bind in the front end or to call preoperation bind plug-in functions

  6. Performs the bind or not, using information about the bind DN entry from the server back end

Following is a description of each action: