Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP11 Administrator's Guide

Accessing Information About Users and Groups

The Administration Server provides access to your application data about user accounts, group lists, access privileges, organization units, and other user- and group-specific information.

User and group information is stored either in flat files in a text format or in a directory server such as Sun Java System Directory Server, which supports Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). LDAP is an open directory access protocol that runs over TCP/IP and is scalable to a global size and millions of entries.