The Directory Server centralizes consumer and user identity management information, subscriber data management, application configurations, and user credentials into a network, enterprise, or virtualized database environment. It provides seamless data management over a distributed system based on a standardized solution that meets the constant performance demands for today's markets. The Directory Server simplifies administration, reduces costs, and secures information in systems that scale for large numbers of users.

The following topics provide an overview of the Directory Server's features and components: