What is LDAP?

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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a set of protocols used for accessing online directory services. By using TCP/IP, LDAP allows clients on multiple platforms (i.e., Windows, Macintosh, Unix) to access centralized directory services.


This site provides documentation for the Rutgers University enterprise directory service. This service uses the LDAP standard and protocol to support authentication and provide directory information to units throughout the University.

Examples of typical usage include:

LDAP is developed and maintained by OIT – Enterprise Application Services. Documentation on other EAS projects may be obtained at http://eas.rutgers.edu

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