Browse Definitions :
Definition

LDIF (Lightweight Directory Interchange Format)

LDIF (Lightweight Directory Interchange Format) is an ASCII file format used to exchange data and enable the synchronization of that data between Lightweight Directory Access Protocol ( LDAP ) server s called Directory System Agents (DSAs). LDAP is a software protocol for enabling anyone to locate organizations, individuals, and other resources such as files and devices in a network. An LDAP directory can be distributed among many servers. LDIF is used to synchronize each LDAP directory.

The first step in synchronizing LDAP directories is extracting the full contents of or a portion of the original LDAP directory and formatting the contents into an LDIF file. The LDIF file is then mailed to a directory synchronization robot called DIRBOT. After several different steps, a final LDIF file is compared to the original LDIF file. The update instructions on what records to add, delete, or modify in the original directory are decided. These updates are then used to synchronize all LDAP directories.

This was last updated in March 2011

Continue Reading About LDIF (Lightweight Directory Interchange Format)

SearchCompliance
  • ISO 31000 Risk Management

    The ISO 31000 Risk Management framework is an international standard that provides businesses with guidelines and principles for ...

  • pure risk

    Pure risk refers to risks that are beyond human control and result in a loss or no loss with no possibility of financial gain.

  • risk reporting

    Risk reporting is a method of identifying risks tied to or potentially impacting an organization's business processes.

SearchSecurity
  • Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)

    Pretty Good Privacy or PGP was a popular program used to encrypt and decrypt email over the internet, as well as authenticate ...

  • email security

    Email security is the process of ensuring the availability, integrity and authenticity of email communications by protecting ...

  • Blowfish

    Blowfish is a variable-length, symmetric, 64-bit block cipher.

SearchHealthIT
SearchDisasterRecovery
  • What is risk mitigation?

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • fault-tolerant

    Fault-tolerant technology is a capability of a computer system, electronic system or network to deliver uninterrupted service, ...

  • synchronous replication

    Synchronous replication is the process of copying data over a storage area network, local area network or wide area network so ...

SearchStorage
  • direct access

    In computer storage, direct access is the process of reading and writing data on a storage device by going directly to where the ...

  • kibi, mebi, gibi, tebi, pebi and exbi

    Kibi, mebi, gibi, tebi, pebi and exbi are binary prefix multipliers that, in 1998, were approved as a standard by the ...

  • holographic storage (holostorage)

    Holographic storage is computer storage that uses laser beams to store computer-generated data in three dimensions.

Close