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An open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
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What is OpenLDAP?

It is a free, open-source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. Lightweight Directory Access is an application protocol that is used to crosscheck information on the server end.
OpenLDAP is a tool in the User Management and Authentication category of a tech stack.

Who uses OpenLDAP?

13 companies reportedly use OpenLDAP in their tech stacks, including MIT, Impossible Software, and Navigos group.

21 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenLDAP.

OpenLDAP Integrations

Atlassian Stash, pfSense, FreeRADIUS , Kallithea, and TurboGears are some of the popular tools that integrate with OpenLDAP. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with OpenLDAP.

Why developers like OpenLDAP?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use OpenLDAP
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OpenLDAP Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose OpenLDAP in their tech stack.

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We are specialized in authentication with @kerberos and @ntlm against LDAP due to our WordPress plug-in Next Active Directory Integration.

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OpenLDAP Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to OpenLDAP?
FreeIPA is an integrated Identity and Authentication solution for Linux/UNIX networked environments. A FreeIPA server provides centralized authentication, authorization and account information by storing data about user, groups, hosts and other objects necessary to manage the security aspects of a network of computers.
A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.
Devise is a flexible authentication solution for Rails based on Warden
Amazon Cognito
You can create unique identities for your users through a number of public login providers (Amazon, Facebook, and Google) and also support unauthenticated guests. You can save app data locally on users’ devices allowing your applications to work even when the devices are offline.
OmniAuth is a Ruby authentication framework aimed to abstract away the difficulties of working with various types of authentication providers. It is meant to be hooked up to just about any system, from social networks to enterprise systems to simple username and password authentication.
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OpenLDAP's Followers
13 developers follow OpenLDAP to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Michal Čihař
Vincent Membré
Saravanan Baskaran
Panayiotis Tzagkarakis
Erick Ponce
Donatas Abraitis