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.
  • 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 [3] - a Java-based plugin to JXplorer that includes LDAP 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.
  • LDAP User Manager - A simple PHP interface to add LDAP users and groups. Also has a self-service password change feature. Designed to be run as a Docker container.
  • 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.[citation needed]
  • RoundCube - an open source and free PHP IMAP client with support with LDAP based address books.
  • GOsa² - provides a powerful framework for managing accounts and systems in LDAP databases[citation needed]
  • web2ldap,[4] a web application under license Apache License 2.0 developed in Python for managing LDAP directories.
  • OpenDJ - a Java-based LDAP server and directory client that runs in any operating environment, under license CDDL
  • LDAP Explorer[5] - a VS Code extension to browse LDAP servers


  • Evolution - the contacts part of GNOME's PIM can query LDAP servers.
  • KAddressBook - the address book application for KDE, capable of querying LDAP servers.
  • OpenLDAP - a free, open source implementation.
  • diradm / diradm-2 - A nearly complete nss/shadow suite for managing POSIX users/groups/data in LDAP.
  • System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) - a system service to access remote directories and authentication mechanisms [6]

Mac OS X[edit]

Microsoft Windows[edit]

  • Active Directory Explorer - a freeware LDAP client tool from Microsoft[7]
  • LDAP Admin - a free, open source LDAP directory browser and editor
  • Ldp is an LDAP client included with Microsoft Windows
  • NetTools - is a freeware utility for AD troubleshooting and includes an LDAP client[8]
  • ActivMann- is a freeware utility for managing users and groups in Active Directory


Server software[edit]

Developer Software license[a] Comments
389 Directory Server (formerly Fedora Directory Server) Red Hat GPL linking exception[9] with exception to allow linking to non-GPL[10]
Active Directory Microsoft Proprietary
Authorized Entities Directory (Æ-DIR) Michael Ströder Apache License 2.0 based on OpenLDAP with additional tools
Apache Directory Server Apache Software Foundation Apache License 2.0
Apple Open Directory - A fork of the OpenLDAP project Apple Inc. Proprietary[11]
BEJY LDAP Server,[12] a Java LDAP Server. Stefan "Bebbo" Franke GPL
CA Directory CA Technologies Proprietary
Critical Path Directory Server Critical Path Proprietary Now owned by Synchronoss Technologies.
Directory services - A fork of the OpenDJ project ForgeRock Proprietary
DirX Directory Atos (ex-Siemens) [citation needed]
FreeIPA Red Hat (using 389 Directory Server) GPL
IBM Tivoli Directory Server IBM Proprietary
ldapjs,[13] implementation of LDAP in JavaScript on Node.js. Mark Cavage[14] MIT License
Mandriva Directory Server, now part of Mandriva Management Console Mandriva development team GPL
/ Meerkat DSA Wildboar Software MIT License Also supports the full X.500 directory protocols: DAP, DSP, and DOP
Nexor Directory [citation needed] [citation needed]
NetIQ eDirectory NetIQ Proprietary Successor to eDirectory and NDS
OpenBSD ldapd[15] Martin Hedenfalk, OpenBSD ISC
OpenDJ Open Identity Platform Community CDDL A fork of the OpenDS project developed by ForgeRock, until 2016,[16] now maintained by OpenDJ Community
OpenDS Sun Microsystems CDDL CDDL-licensed product no longer maintained, now Oracle Unified Directory.
OpenLDAP Kurt Zeilenga and others (based on Slapd) OpenLDAP Public License
Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition[17] Oracle, based on Sun DSEE Proprietary
Oracle Internet Directory Oracle Proprietary
Oracle Unified Directory Oracle, based on OpenDS Proprietary
PingDirectory (formerly UnboundID Directory Server[18]) Ping Identity Proprietary Based on OpenDS. UnboundID was purchased by Ping
RadiantOne Radiant Logic [citation needed]
Red Hat Directory Server Red Hat GPL plus exception Commercial version of 389 Directory Server
ReOpenLDAP[19] 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[20]
Sun Java System Directory Server Sun Microsystems [citation needed] no longer maintained


  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. ^ "JXWorkBench Enterprise LDAP Admin". Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  4. ^ "web2ldap - LDAP client for the web". Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  5. ^ "LDAP Explorer - Visual Studio Marketplace". fengtan. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  6. ^ "Chapter 2. Using Active Directory as an Identity Provider for SSSD Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7".
  7. ^ Russinovich, Mark (2012-11-15). "AD Explorer". Archived from the original on 2017-06-29. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  8. ^ "NetTools – Swiss army knife for AD troubleshooting". Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  9. ^ "389 Directory Server - Licensing".
  10. ^ "389 Directory Server - GPL Exception License Text".
  11. ^ "Mac OS X Server Software License Agreement". Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  12. ^ "BEJY LDAP Server".
  13. ^ "ldapjs". ldapjs. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  14. ^ "mcavage (Mark Cavage) 路 GitHub". 2010-08-15. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  15. ^ "ldapd". Martin Hedenfalk. Retrieved 2014-10-03.
  16. ^ "ForgeRock has shuttered the open-source community, and no longer allows new development on their platform under a permissive license". timeforafork. June 1, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  17. ^[bare URL]
  18. ^ UnboundID Directory Server
  19. ^ ReOpenLDAP on GitHub
  20. ^ UMich DirSvcs