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The Mozilla Directory (LDAP) SDK Project

This section of the site is devoted entirely to LDAP and methods to access LDAP directory servers.

What is LDAP?

LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, and the protocol is an IETF Proposed Internet Standard. There are books and papers on the subject which you should read if you are wondering what is all the fuss about directories. If you are interested in the standards work done on the LDAP protocol, you can view a collection of LDAP standards and proposals.

What is available through

The Mozilla LDAP SDKs enable you to write applications which access, manage, and update the information stored in an LDAP directory. These LDAP projects live on

The source code for the most of the LDAP code is covered by the Netscape Public License. Some of the newer code such as the XPCOM Wrapper for the C SDK is covered by the Mozilla Public License.

If you are interested in contributing to any of the LDAP projects, read the general information provided under getting involved.

If you have questions or want to discuss issues about the LDAP SDKs or related Mozilla source code, post a message to the newsgroup. (For more information about the newsgroups and mailing lists available from, see the community page.)