LDAP protocol overview

LDAP, the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, is a protocol used to access a folder listing. The LDAP folder is composed of many LDAP entries. Each LDAP entry is a collection of attributes with a name, called a distinguished name (DN). For more information about DN, see Define distinguished name entries.

LDAP folder entries are arranged in a hierarchical structure that reflects political, geographic, and/or organizational boundaries. Entries representing countries appear at the top of the tree. Below them are entries representing states or national organizations. Below them might be entries representing people, organizational units, printers, documents, or just about anything else.

VuGen records communication over LDAP servers. It creates a Vuser script, with functions that emulate your actions. This includes logging in and out of the server, adding and deleting entries, and querying an entry.