News : Radiant Logic Announces ADAP
April 28, 2014 -- Radiant Logic, a provider of a federated identity and context service based on virtualization, announces "ADAP" (Adaptive Directory Access Protocol), a REST interface for LDAP directory services. The company is contributing the open source ADAP code to a Kantara Initiative work group, aimed at expanding the traditional Identity Management (IdM) segment to Identity Relationship Management (IRM). With ADAP, web and mobile applications can tap directly into directory sources that support the LDAP V3 standards, including Oracle/Sun Directory, Microsoft Active Directory, Open LDAP, ForgeRock OpenDJ, OpenDS, Novell NDS eDirectory, Red Hat Directory, IBM Tivoli, and RadiantOne HDAP.
Traditionally, directories have been used as a source of important information for two categories of applications: email services, which use directories to store and look up email addresses, and IdM and security applications, such as web access management, federation, provisioning, and GRC. These applications use the directory as a source for identities, groups, and other contextual information, particularly in the enterprise space.
"ADAP for LDAP provides an approach for accessing the information and structure of a directory that represents an alternative to SCIM or Graph API," said Joni Brennan, Executive Director at the Kantara Initiative. "Accessing objects in the directory is essential. Reaching these objects by "traversing" a directory and revealing the context surrounding an object is innovative. This context is essential for web services needing access to these rich information stores, while also respecting separation of duties and only disclosing information on a need-to-know basis."
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Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014