System Administration Guide: IP Services

Directory Service

The Solaris operating environment supports LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) in conjunction with the iPlanet Directory Server 5.x, as well as other LDAP Directory Servers. The distinction between a Naming Service and a Directory Service is in the differing extent of functionality. A directory service provides the same functionality of a naming service, but provides additional functionalities as well. See System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP).