what is Directory Service Solution ?
Directory services, often referred to as Directory as a Service (DaaS), centralize user and resource information, encompassing data like email addresses, passwords, preferences, device details, and network information. Administrators rely on DaaS for efficient access management, user onboarding, and resource oversight. For instance, when a user accesses an application, the application consults the Directory Service to confirm user authorization.
Cloud Directory Service seamlessly integrates with various directories, including On-Premise Active Directory (AD), Identity Stores, and LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol). It plays a vital role in Identity and Access Management solutions, including Single Sign-On, Multi-Factor Authentication, and User Lifecycle Management. Directory Service is typically implemented as software and distributed across multiple servers.