Users guide

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This document is about the LDAP API, developed at the Apache Software Foundation. It's a replacement for outdated Java/LDAP libraries like (jLdap, Mozilla LDAP SDK and JNDI).

About this guide

Getting started. Learn how to use the LDAP API, connect to various LDAP servers, manipulate the data within a directory.


This guide is for anyone wanting to learn how to use the LDAP API. If you plan to use the API, maybe even for your first LDAP experience, you'll find information here to help. Right now we've got pretty good coverage of the basic tasks. Later, we'll add more advanced use cases so keep checking back. To learn about advanced options (and many other things) go to the [Advanced User's Guide].

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