OpenLDAP Software is an open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. The suite includes:
  • SLAPD - stand-alone LDAP daemon (server)
  • SLURPD - stand-alone LDAP update replication daemon
  • libraries implementing the LDAP protocol, and
  • utilities, tools, and sample clients.
  • - The OID ARC for OpenLDAP
Also available from the OpenLDAP Project:
  • JLDAP - LDAP Class Libraries for Java contributed by Novell
  • JDBC-LDAP - Java JDBC - LDAP Bridge Driver contributed by Octet String


The OpenLDAP Project which was started in 1998 by Kurt Zeilenga. The project started by cloning the LDAP reference source from the University Of Michigan where a long-running project had developed and continued the evolution of the LDAP protocol.

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