- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (May 18, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321350170
- ISBN-13: 978-0321350176
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
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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 Programming "will 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.
Readers willLearn to create, rename, update, and delete objects in Active Directory and ADAMLearn to bind to and search directories effectively and efficientlyLearn to read and write attributes of all types in the directoryLearn to use directory services within ASP.NET applicationsGet 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 that "The .NET Developer's Guide to Directory Services Programming" unravels 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.
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The book starts off with a quick introduction to ADSI and the .NET framework: light on history, heavy on solidifying the readers understanding of how the .NET framework's Directory Services got where it is. The middle of the book concentrates on explaining the core set of objects needed to bind, read, write, search, etc., spending the right amount of time on each topic with clear language and to-the-point examples. You could actually put the book down at that point with a clear understanding and the ability to perform the needed tasks. The last section of the book takes your skills even further, starting with showing you how to extend the schema, work with security, and manage namespaces. With those sections complete comes complete walk-thrus on practical applications you can develop as well as sections on hints, tips and troubleshooting. Some potential VB readers may be put off by the fact that all the code examples are in C#. As the examples are typically short and dealing with objects, non C# developers shouldn't have any issue translating the code; if all else fails, the author has posted complete VB translations for download.
This title proves itself to be not only an efficient learning resource, but also serves as a reference for Directory Services that you will use again and again. The authors have created a book that truly aims at demystifying the process and demonstrating to the reader that the technology is not as convoluted as other ADSI books make it out to be. Even though at the time of this review there are few books dedicated to .NET Directory Services available, this is a must have and will continue to prove its value for quite some time.
If anything, it is sort of lacking on other LDAP directories. It does have the history of LDAP and does show where the differences are between AD and the others.
If your primary focus is other directories, this may not be the end all book for you, but should still suffice as a reference.
If AD is your main focus, buy this now, you won't be disappointed.
With imagination and talent you can use what you learn from this book to tie to your HR records and manage the life cycle of employees accounts, the resources attached to those accounts and free your administrators from the drudgery of day to day account management.
If you are going to do much AD programming with .NET, this book is a must have.
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