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Discussion on: is LDAP still relevant in terms of being a security source provider?

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Thomas H Jones II

Given the huge number of corporate "seats" that are managed via Microsoft's Active Directory (and things like Red Hat's Directory Server and related technologies), there's probably quite a large number of organizations and people that think LDAP is still a relevant technology for hosting security credentials.

Note that when you use technologies like OpenLDAP, you can use any number of back-ends for storing the directory-data. This means that, if you prefer to store your credentials in MongoDB but use OpenLDAP to provide a widely-adopted interface to that DB, you can.