Configuring LDAP authentication

You can allow Derby to authenticate users against an existing LDAP directory service within your enterprise. LDAP (lightweight directory access protocol) provides an open directory access protocol running over TCP/IP. An LDAP directory service can quickly authenticate a user's name and password.

The runtime library provided with the Java Development Kit (JDK) includes libraries that allow you to access an LDAP directory service. See the API documentation for the javax.naming.ldap package at, the LDAP section of the JNDI tutorial at, and the LDAP section of the JNDI specification at

To use an LDAP directory service, set derby.authentication.provider to LDAP.

Related concepts
Configuring NATIVE authentication
Specifying authentication with a user-defined class
Programming applications for Derby user authentication
Configuring Network Server authentication in special circumstances
Related reference
List of user authentication properties
Login failure exceptions with user authentication