Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Developer's Guide

Support for Standard Methods

Directory Server supports the two authentication methods described in RFC 4511. One method is simple authentication, which is rendered more secure through the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for transport. The other method is SASL, whose technology is further described in RFC 2222, Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL). Through SASL, Directory Server supports Kerberos authentication to the LDAP server and the Directory System Agent (DSA, an X.500 term) as described in RFC 1777, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.