You can allow Derby to authenticate users against an existing LDAP directory service within your enterprise. LDAP (lightweight directory access protocol) provides an open directory access protocol running over TCP/IP. An LDAP directory service can quickly authenticate a user's name and password.
To use an LDAP directory service, set derby.authentication.provider to LDAP.
Examples of LDAP service providers are:
Netscape Directory Server is an LDAP directory server. In addition, the Netscape Directory Synchronization Service synchronizes entries in a Windows NT directory with the entries in Netscape's Directory Server. It allows you to use the Windows NT directory as a repository for Derby users.