The CommuniGate Pro LDAP module provides access to the CommuniGate Pro Directory tree and its records.
It is important to understand that the CommuniGate Pro LDAP module itself does not provide any Directory services. It just implements an access protocol, and the functionality it provides depends on the CommuniGate Pro Directory Manager and its units.
Very often LDAP services are used to look for names and E-mail addresses of Server users. But since the LDAP module provides access to the entire Directory tree, it can be used to work with any type of data placed into the CommuniGate Pro Directory. While the CommuniGate Pro Directory can be stored in several Storage Units - both local and remote, the LDAP clients see the entire Directory as one large tree.
To browse and modify the Directory, system administrators can use either LDAP clients and utilities, or the Directory Browser interface built into the CommuniGate Pro WebAdmin Interface.
Note: while the LDAP module implements an LDAP server functionality, the CommuniGate Pro Server can also work as an LDAP client, using the LDAP protocol to access external LDAP servers and their databases. Those external Directories are presented as subtrees of the CommuniGate Pro Directory tree. See the Remote Units Directory section for more details.