The NET Developer's Guide to Directory Services Programming eBook

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The NET Developer's Guide to Directory Services Programming eBook

By Jo Kaplan, Ryan Dunn
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Identity and Access Management are rapidly gaining importance as key areas of practice in the IT industry, and directory services provide the fundamental building blocks that enable them. For enterprise developers struggling to build directory-enabled .NET applications, The .NET Developer’s Guide to Directory Services Programming will come as a welcome aid.

Microsoft MVPs Joe Kaplan and Ryan Dunn have written a practical introduction to programming directory services, using both versions 1.1 and 2.0 of the .NET Framework. The extensive examples in the book are in C#.

Readers will

  • Learn to create, rename, update, and delete objects in Active Directory and ADAM
  • Learn to bind to and search directories effectively and efficiently
  • Learn to read and write attributes of all types in the directory
  • Learn to use directory services within ASP.NET applications
  • Get concrete examples of common programming tasks such as managing Active Directory and ADAM users and groups, and performing authentication

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Joe Kaplan works in Accenture’s internal IT organization, building enterprise applications using the .NET Framework. He specializes in directory services programming, for which he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP. An industry veteran of more than thirteen years, he also thrives on working with the development community and solving real-world problems.

Ryan Dunn of Avanade is a .NET developer and architect with experience in a wide range of industries and technologies. He has consulted on a number of projects to integrate clients’ applications with Active Directory and ADAM. Ryan is a Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET, though he currently focuses primarily on directory services.

Table of contents
  • Part I: Fundamentals
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to LDAP and Active Directory
  • Chapter 2: Introduction to .NET Directory Services Programming
  • Chapter 3: Binding and CRUD Operations with DirectoryEntry
  • Chapter 4: Searching with the DirectorySearcher
  • Chapter 5: Advanced LDAP Searches
  • Chapter 6: Reading and Writing LDAP Attributes
  • Chapter 7: Active Directory and ADAM Schema
  • Chapter 8: Security in Directory Services Programming Binding and Delegation
  • Chapter 9: Introduction to the ActiveDirectory Namespace
  • Part II: Practical Applications
  • Chapter 10: User Management
  • Chapter 11: Group Management
  • Chapter 12: Authentication
  • Part III: Appendixes
  • Appendix A: Three Approaches to COM Interop with ADSI
  • Appendix B: LDAP Tools for Programmers
  • Appendix C: Troubleshooting and Help
  • Index