From the Back Cover
“If you have any interest in writing .NET programs using Active Directory or ADAM, this is the book you want to read.”
—Joe Richards, Microsoft MVP, directory services
Identity and Access Management are rapidly gaining importance as key areas of practice in the IT industry, and directory services provide the fundamental building blocks that enable them. For enterprise developers struggling to build directory-enabled .NET applications,The .NET Developer’s Guide to Directory Services Programmingwill come as a welcome aid.
Microsoft MVPs Joe Kaplan and Ryan Dunn have written a practical introduction to programming directory services, using both versions 1.1 and 2.0 of the .NET Framework. The extensive examples in the book are in C#; a companion Web site includes both C# and Visual Basic source code and examples.
- Learn to create, rename, update, and delete objects in Active Directory and ADAM
- Learn to bind to and search directories effectively and efficiently
- Learn to read and write attributes of all types in the directory
- Learn to use directory services within ASP.NET applications
- Get concrete examples of common programming tasks such as managing Active Directory and ADAM users and groups, and performing authentication
Experienced .NET developers—those building enterprise applications or simply interested in learning about directory services—will find thatThe .NET Developer’s Guide to Directory Services Programmingunravels the complexities and helps them to avoid the common pitfalls that developers face.
About the Author
Joe Kaplan works in Accenture’s internal IT organization, building enterprise applications using the .NET Framework. He specializes in directory services programming, for which he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP. An industry veteran of more than thirteen years, he also thrives on working with the development community and solving real-world problems.
Ryan Dunn of Avanade is a .NET developer and architect with experience in a wide range of industries and technologies. He has consulted on a number of projects to integrate clients’ applications with Active Directory and ADAM. Ryan is a Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET, though he currently focuses primarily on directory services. Ryan can be reached on the Web in the ASP.NET forums or through his blog at http://dunnry.com/blog.