LDAP (short for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is an industry standard, widely used set of protocols for accessing directory services.
A directory service in simple terms is a centralized, network-based database optimized for read access. It stores and provides access to information that must either be shared between applications or is highly distributed.
Directory services play an important role in developing intranet and Internet applications by helping you share information about users, systems, networks, applications, and services throughout the network.
A typical use case for LDAP is to offer a centralized storage of usernames and passwords. This allows various applications (or services) to connect to the LDAP server to validate users
After setting up a working LDAP server, you will need to install libraries on the client for connecting to it. In this article, we will show how to configure an LDAP client to connect to an external authentication source.
I hope you already having a working LDAP server environment
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