Features, advantages and benefits
|Broad platform support||Runs on AIX, i5/OS, z/OS, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, Windows®, and Linux platforms||Supports a wide variety of heterogeneous customer environments without disruption|
|Industry standard architecture||Supports the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) V3||Interoperates with a broad range of operating systems and applications|
|Built-in proxy server||Provides extensive scalability for entries and groups||Allows organizations to easily extend their directory infrastructure as the organization grows|
|White pages application||Stores data for names, locations, roles, and more||Provides a customizable and searchable tool for person information|
|Includes IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator functionality||Provides support for specific functions in Tivoli Directory Server, such as log management and synchronization of user data from Microsoft Active Directory||Enables Tivoli Directory Server to be used as an enterprise directory in a heterogeneous environment|
IBM Tivoli Directory Server is a powerful and authoritative enterprise directory infrastructure that is a critical enabler for enterprise security. With its open-architecture approach, Tivoli Directory Server can fit well into an existing environment and offers the flexibility to add new directory-enabled IBM or non-IBM applications in the future.
Tivoli Directory Server provides the identity data foundation for IBM Tivoli integrated identity management and plays a key role in building the enterprise identity data infrastructure for Tivoli identity management services. The strong scalability and flexibility offered by Tivoli Directory Server can benefit third-party applications as well as IBM solutions for which Tivoli Directory Server is the default directory infrastructure, such as IBM WebSphere Application Server, IBM WebSphere Portal, IBM Tivoli Identity Manager, IBM Tivoli Access Manager, and the AIX operating system.
Tivoli Directory Server plays a critical role in creating trusted systems that help firms deploy a security infrastructure and embrace Web services that open up their internal processes to suppliers and customers. Optimized value is brought to companies of all sizes in both the private and public sectors that need a highly scalable, highly-available identity data infrastructure for global e-business applications, such as consumer-driven Web services.
With IBM DB2 technology as its back-end store, Tivoli Directory Server has exceptional reliability and scalability. Tivoli Directory Server offers robust replication features, including the ability to configure multiple master copies to provide highly-available implementations for global enterprise 24 x 7 support for important business applications.