Example: Creating a Profile Definition with Two Data Sources

One advantage to using Active Directory to store user profile data is that it provides more secure and specific user authentication. It is best to store only non-volatile data in Active Directory and to store frequently updated data in SQL Server.

The example in this section provides a scenario for creating a user profile definition that stores data in both a SQL Server database and an Active Directory database. This example is meant only to describe the process; it does not describe an actual profile you should use. You should design your profile definitions based on your business requirements.

This example presumes that you have installed and configured Active Directory domain controllers for your Commerce Server 2000 site.

For information about planning for Active Directory, see Planning for Active Directory Integration.

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