Date Added: Jun 2009
Directory Services are critical components in an enterprise application infrastructure, providing applications with identity services such as user profiles, access and authorization data. Well-structured and organized directory services are the foundation of efficient and effective identity management solutions that enable enterprise applications. One of the identity management challenges enterprises face is the lack of a single source for identity data and the proliferation of identity stores, including directories and databases. Enterprises have employee information in HR databases and/or Active Directory (AD), customer and partner data in CRM databases and/or LDAP directories.