U.S. flag   An official website of the United States government
Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Https

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock (Dot gov) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

A  |  B  |  C  |  D  |  E  |  F  |  G  |  H  |  I  |  J  |  K  |  L  |  M  |  N  |  O  |  P  |  Q  |  R  |  S  |  T  |  U  |  V  |  W  |  X  |  Y  |  Z

D/S

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Directory Service

Definition(s):

  A distributed database service capable of storing information, such as certificates and CRLs, in various nodes or servers distributed across a network. (In the context of this practice guide, a directory services stores identity information and enables the authentication and identification of people and machines.)
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-16B under Directory Service from NIST SP 800-15
NIST SP 1800-16D under Directory Service from NIST SP 800-15

  A distributed database service capable of storing information, such as certificates and CRLs, in various nodes or servers distributed across a network. (In the context of this practice guide, a directory services stores identity information and enables the authentication and identification of people and machines.)
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-16C under Directory Service from NIST SP 800-15