What is LDAP?
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a directory services protocol which is designed to be an industry standard, providing an application protocol for managing distributed directory information services. It is cross-platform, vendor neutral and aims at improving network performance by standardising access to directory servers.
LDAP operates on top of the TCP/IP protocol and handles a range of requests from clients to do with directoy server operations, including authentication, data access and searching for specific data. Depending on how it's set up, an LDAP server can provide a different range of operations and controls.
Extract Data From LDAP
Loome makes it simple to connect to LDAP and extract data for downstream systems such as an Integration Hub, Reporting Data Store, Data Lake or Enterprise Data Warehouse. In-built features allow bulk selection of all source tables/files to be automatically synced on a regular schedule, minimising data load size leveraging incremental logic.