There are basically two groups of users for LAM:
LDAP administrators and support staff:
These people administer LDAP entries like user accounts, groups, ...
This includes all people who need to manage their own data inside the LDAP directory. E.g. these people edit their contact information with LAM self service (LAM Pro).
Therefore, LAM is split into two separate parts, LAM for admins and for users. LAM for admins allows to manage various types of LDAP entries (e.g. users, groups, hosts, ...). It also contains tools like batch upload, account profiles, LDAP schema viewer and an LDAP browser. LAM for users focuses on end users. It provides a self service for the users to edit their personal data (e.g. contact information). The LAM administrator is able to specify what data may be changed by the users. The design is also adaptable to your corporate design.
LAM for admins/users is accessible via HTTP(S) by all major web browsers (Firefox, IE, Opera, ...).
LAM runtime environment:
LAM runs on PHP. Therefore, it is independant of CPU architecture and operating system (OS). You can run LAM on any OS which supports Apache, Nginx or other PHP compatible web servers.
Home directory server:
You can manage user home directories and their quotas inside LAM. The home directories may reside on the server where LAM is installed or any remote server. The commands for home directory management are secured by SSH. LAM will use the user name and password of the logged in LAM administrator for authentication.
LAM connects to your LDAP server via standard LDAP protocol. It also supports encrypted connections with SSL and TLS.