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Alternatives to OpenLDAP

FreeIPA, Auth0, Devise, Amazon Cognito, and Spring Security are the most popular alternatives and competitors to OpenLDAP.
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What is OpenLDAP and what are its top alternatives?

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.

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