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directory service (DS)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

D/S

Definition(s):

  Repository of account registration.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under directory service (D/S) (CNSSI 4005)

  a distributed database service capable of storing information, such as certificates and CRLs, in various nodes or servers distributed across a network.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-15