The CommuniGate Pro Server includes the Directory Manager implementing high-performance standards-based Directory storage.
The Directory can contain records about the CommuniGate Pro Accounts, Domains, and other objects. It can also contain any other type of records, and it can be used as a stand-alone Directory Server serving any LDAP-based applications.
The Directory Manager is not the same as an LDAP server. The CommuniGate Pro LDAP module provides access to the Directory for LDAP clients, but various CommuniGate Pro components (Account and Domain Managers, WebUser Interface, etc.) access the Directory data directly, bypassing LDAP communications.
The Directory Manager implements Meta-Directory: it can store directory data in one or several sets of the server files (Local Units), and it can also use external LDAP servers as Directory Remote Units. Many different configurations are possible. The following simplest configurations are used most often: