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LDAP Directory Service

CIT provides a commodity Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Directory service for application developers. Dedicated LDAP directories are available for IC applications and the services that require them. The LDAP directory comprises data from the NIH Active Directory (AD) and is built on Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS), which is an independent mode of AD that provides dedicated directory services for applications.

IT professionals who need more information about these services may request assistance by submitting a ticket through the NIH IT Service Desk.

Customer Benefits

CIT's commodity LDAP Directory Service is ideal for application developers and organizations that require flexible support for directory-enabled applications, but do not require the complete AD infrastructure.

Customer Market

This service is available to all NIH customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: As an IT professional at NIH, aside from submitting a ticket to the IT Service Desk, is there anywhere else I can get information about LDAP Directory or other upcoming infrastructure projects?
A: NIH IT professionals are welcome to attend the monthly roundtable held by CIT’s Enterprise Messaging and Infrastructure Branch (EMIB), which covers issues related to NIH-wide messaging and infrastructure projects, including major software upgrades, hardware refresh, and the AD Consolidation projects. The EMIB Roundtable is held at noon on the first Wednesday of the month in the second-floor conference room of building 12B. For more information and notes from past roundtable discussions, visit the SharePoint site for the EMIB Monthly Roundtable meetings at

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This page last reviewed: March 09, 2011