I'm studying for the CCSP exam and the study material references two different terms which seems very similar:
Directory Services A system for managing identities and attributes. These allow the administrator to customize user roles, identities, and so on. Examples include: X.500 and LDAP, Microsoft Active Directory, Novell eDirectory, Metadata replication and synchronization.
Identity Repositories The directory services for the administration of user accounts and their associated attributes.
I'm confused. Does this mean that all Directory Services are also Identity Repositories? Or are there products/services that can be one but not the other?
If they are capable of being separate/distinct from one another, could someone perhaps provide a practical example?