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Critical Path Unveils Self-service Directory

Internet messaging infrastructure provider Critical Path Inc. (Nasdaq:CPTH) today (Oct 30) announced the general availability of InJoin Directory Server 3.1.

With a new web-based directory agent, the Web Data Manager (WebDM), IDS 3.1 allows easier access to directory-based information from a wider group of people. By allowing users within an organization to modify their own profiles, known as user self-service, companies are able to keep directory information accurate and up-to-date while driving down the costs of maintaining directory information.

The WebDM allows users to browse, view and modify the directory data via a web browser. WebDM features a customizable user interface, enabling businesses to modify the look and feel of WebDM to match existing applications on the company's intranet or extranet. In addition, WebDM is template-based, ensuring that customizations are easy to perform.

For instance, a business can add buttons to the user interface providing single-click access to mission-critical activities or applications. IDS 3.1 also supports access to directory information through both the LDAP and X.500 standards.

Critical Path's directories promise to deliver Mega-Scalability, as demonstrated by directory deployments at EDS, PriceWaterhouseCoopers beTRUSTed, Global Crossing and Britain's Royal Mail ViaCode. Mega-Scalability is Critical Path's ability to scale virtually hundreds of millions of relationships and transactions while maintaining the highest levels of performance.

Critical Path's Directory server was also selected by DIGICERT, the first Malaysian Certificate Authority, to serve a secure repository for the digital certificates in the country's PKI system. These digital certificates will enable users to experience secure transactions over open networks while receiving the same levels of confidentiality, integrity, authenticity and non-repudiation that exists in the paper-based world.