External directory service

A directory service stores names and attributes of those names. A typical use for a directory service is to store user names and passwords for a computer system. Derby uses the Java naming and directory interface (JNDI) to interact with external directory services that can provide authentication of users' names and passwords.

Related concepts
Enabling user authentication
Defining users
Built-in Derby users
Programming applications for Derby user authentication
Related reference
List of user authentication properties