IBM Directory Server for IBM i™ (also referred to as Directory Services) provides Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). LDAP runs over Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and is popular as a directory service for both Internet and non-Internet applications.
You can perform most setup and administration tasks of the LDAP directory server through the graphical user interface (GUI) of either IBM i Navigator or the new WebAdmin tool. IBM i Navigator (part of IBM i Access for Windows) must be installed separately on a PC that is connected to your system. The new WebAdmin tool lets you manage your directory server using a web browser.
Directory Services can be used for a variety of tasks, such as:
Since IBM i V5R1, Directory Services is integrated as part of the base operating system. Directory Services includes an LDAP server and complete set of LDAP clients and utilities.