Archie Reed

Archie
Reed

Archie Reed is a managing consultant with Whittman-Hart, an IT service provider. He is an MCSE and specializes in designing and implementing collaborative technology and directory-service solutions.

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Control Directory Services with LDAP Proxy
Using LDAP proxy services, you can access company information and control directory services from the Internet, an extranet, and an intranet without the overhead of data replication.
Password Synchronization and Security

One of the primary difficulties in directory integration is password synchronization. Most directories don't store clear passwords but rather a hash, or mathematical representation of a password that you can't easily trace back to the original password. Furthermore, a password is one of the rare attributes in a directory that is read-only, at least by general applications. Passwords are read-only because the only service that can actually read a password is the security service. Why is this point important?

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