(Answer) (Category) OpenLDAP Faq-O-Matic : (Category) General LDAP FAQ : (Answer) What is a Directory?
A directory is a database specifically designed for the searching and browsing of information.
A directory is like a phone book, and is not like a directory (folder) on your computer. Like a phone book, the directory holds information about a thing, like a doctor: First, you find the phone book, then you find "Doctors," then you look for the type of doctor, then you decide which doctor you want to see. The directory is like that.
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