List of LDAP software

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The following is a list of software programs that can communicate with and/or host directory services via the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

Client software[edit]


  • Admin4[1] - an open source LDAP browser and directory client for Linux, OS X, and Microsoft Windows, implemented in Python.
  • Apache Directory Server/Studio - an LDAP browser and directory client for Linux, OS X, and Microsoft Windows, and as a plug-in for the Eclipse development environment.
  • COGNITUM - a J2EE development platform that enables the rapid design and deployment of business applications and web services based on directories and relational databases.
  • FusionDirectory,[2] a web application under license GNU General Public License developed in PHP for managing LDAP directory and associated services.
  • JXplorer - a Java-based browser that runs in any operating environment.
  • JXWorkBench - a Java-based plugin to JXplorer that includes directory reporting using the JasperReports reporting engine.
  • LDAP Account Manager - a PHP based webfrontend for managing various account types in an LDAP directory.
  • phpLDAPadmin - a web-based LDAP administration tool for creating and editing LDAP entries in any LDAP server.
  • SLAMD - an open source load generation software suite, for testing multiple application protocols, including LDAP. Also contains tools for creating test data and test scripts.
  • RoundCube - an open source and free PHP IMAP client with support with LDAP based address books.
  • Teleform - a document imaging tool with support for LDAP based authentication.
  • Kofax Capture - a document imaging tool with support for LDAP based authentication.
  • web2ldap - web-based LDAPv3 client which is fully schema-aware
  • GOsa² - provides a powerful framework for managing accounts and systems in LDAP databases
  • Atlassian Crowd - Crowd provides single sign-on (SSO) across a number of applications.
  • LDAP Admin Tool - a GUI LDAP Browser and Editor for Linux, OS X, and Microsoft Windows


  • Evolution - the contacts part of GNOME's PIM can query LDAP servers.
  • KAddressBook - the address book application for KDE, capable of querying LDAP servers.
  • Ldapscripts - Shell scripts to manage POSIX accounts in an OpenLDAP directory

OS X[edit]

Microsoft Windows[edit]


Server software[edit]

Developer Software license[a] Comments
389 Directory Server (formerly Fedora Directory Server) Red Hat GPL linking exception[3] with exception to allow linking to non-GPL[4]
Active Directory Microsoft Proprietary
Apache Directory Server Apache Software Foundation Apache License 2.0
Apple Open Directory - A fork of the OpenLDAP project [citation needed] [citation needed]
CA Directory CA Technologies Proprietary
Critical Path Directory Server Critical Path Proprietary
DirX Directory Atos (ex-Siemens) [citation needed]
FreeIPA Red Hat (using 389 Directory Server) GPL
IBM Tivoli Directory Server IBM Proprietary
ldapjs,[5] implementation of LDAP in JavaScript on Node.js. Mark Cavage[6] MIT License
Mandriva Directory Server, now part of Mandriva Management Console Mandriva development team GNU General Public License
Nexor Directory [citation needed] [citation needed]
NetIQ eDirectory NetIQ Proprietary
OpenBSD ldapd[7] Martin Hedenfalk, OpenBSD ISC
OpenDJ - A fork of the OpenDS project ForgeRock CDDL
OpenDS Sun Microsystems CDDL no longer maintained
OpenLDAP Kurt Zeilenga and others (based on Slapd) OpenLDAP Public License
Smart User Repository [8] Openwave Mobility Inc Proprietary
Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition[9] Oracle Proprietary
Oracle Internet Directory Oracle Proprietary
Oracle Unified Directory Oracle, based on OpenDS Proprietary
RadiantOne Radiant Logic [citation needed]
Red Hat Directory Server Red Hat GPL plus exception Commercial version of 389 Directory Server
ReOpenLDAP[10] Peter-Service R&D AGPL and OpenLDAP Public License fork of OpenLDAP with improved stability for highload and multi-master clustering
Samba4 - Active Directory compatible Domain Controller Samba Team GPLv3
Slapd - Standalone LDAP Daemon University of Michigan Free[citation needed] superseded by OpenLDAP[11]
Sun Java System Directory Server Sun Microsystems [citation needed] no longer maintained
UnboundID Directory Server[12] UnboundID Proprietary
Univention Corporate Server Univention GmbH AGPL[13]
ViewDS Directory Server - Cross-platform X.500/LDAP/XML directory server ViewDS Identity Solutions Proprietary
Virtual Identity Server Optimal IdM Proprietary


  1. ^ Licenses here are a summary, and are not taken to be complete statements of the licenses. Some packages may use libraries under different licenses.


  1. ^ " | Admin4 - Management of DNS, LDAP, IMAP, PostgreSQL and more". Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
  2. ^ "Home". Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  3. ^ 389 directory server license
  4. ^ 389 directory server exception
  5. ^ "ldapjs". ldapjs. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  6. ^ "mcavage (Mark Cavage) 路 GitHub". 2010-08-15. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  7. ^ "ldapd". Martin Hedenfalk. Retrieved 2014-10-03. 
  8. ^
  9. ^
  10. ^ ReOpenLDAP on GitHub
  11. ^ UMich DirSvcs
  12. ^ UnboundID Directory Server
  13. ^ "Univention Corporate Server 2.4 includes integrated virtualisation tool". Heise Media UK Ltd. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2014-10-20.