LDAP directory service

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.

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

Examples of LDAP service providers include the 389 Directory Server and OpenLDAP.