Gartner Research

Metadirectory Services

Published: 09 July 2012

ID: G00233853

Analyst(s): Kevin Kampman

Summary

A metadirectory is a service that collects, normalizes, and distributes information about objects — including identities — across connected systems that publish or rely on this information. The metadirectory system includes join engines, metadirectory administrative consoles, unified or metaview repositories, as well as the connected systems. This template describes metadirectory components and features and their interfaces.

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Template Applicability

Template Map

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Template Description

  • Element Descriptions
    • Connected Data Sources
    • Connected Directory Servers
    • Connectors
    • Join Engine
    • Management Interface
    • Unified View Interface

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