Planning directory catalogs

A directory catalog is an optional directory database that can aggregate entries from multiple HCL Domino® directories into a single database. A directory catalog provides enterprise-wide directory access via a single database.

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Directory catalogs are either client-based or server-based. Using a client-based condensed directory catalog, sometimes referred to as a mobile directory catalog, HCL Notes® users can access directory information for an enterprise offline, when not connected to the network. Servers use extended directory catalogs to look up information originating from a secondary Domino Directory.

Some of the questions to ask when planning directory catalogs are:

Parent topic: Planning directory services in a multiple-directory environment

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Directory catalogs
Planning to set up directory catalogs
Planning directory services in a multiple-directory environment
Directory services terms

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Comparison of directory catalogs and directory assistance