ISRO | ISRO CS 2011 | Question 69

Lightweight Directory Access protocol is used for
(A) Routing the packets
(B) Authentication
(C) obtaining IP address
(D) domain name resolving


Answer: (B)

Explanation: LDAP, i.e. Lightweight Directory Access protocol, is a client/server protocol used to access and manage directory information.
LDAP is like an information model, to keep track of the information stored in directories and the structuring of information.
These information includes the entries of users comprising of real world concepts, objects, which is a collection of attributes with type and value.
These entries are organized in a tree-like structure called the directory information tree.
LDAP is useful for the purpose of Authentication as it keep in one place all the information of a user (contact details, login, password, permissions).

Option (B) is correct.

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