In the next release of our product, we're adding LDAP as a means to getting data in and out of permanent storage (vs. current ODBC method). It's been interesting reading various materials I've found on the internet (e.g.,

If anyone has advice and insight as to how to test the LDAP interaction to the data server, I would appreciate it.

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