LDAP System Administration

LDAP System Administration

Gerald Carter


Be extra efficient and make your existence more straightforward. that is what LDAP procedure Administration is all about.System directors usually spend loads of time coping with configuration info positioned on many various machines: usernames, passwords, printer configurations, e mail customer configurations, and community filesystem configurations, to call a number of. LDAPv3 presents instruments for centralizing the entire configuration details and putting it below your keep watch over. instead of keeping numerous administrative databases (NIS, energetic listing, Samba, and NFS configuration files), you may make alterations in just one position and feature your entire platforms instantly "see" the up-to-date information.Practically platform autonomous, this booklet makes use of the commonly on hand, open resource OpenLDAP 2 listing server as a premise for examples, exhibiting you ways to take advantage of it that will help you deal with your configuration details successfully and securely. OpenLDAP 2 ships with so much Linux® distributions and Mac OS® X, and will be simply downloaded for many Unix-based structures. After introducing the workings of a listing carrier and the LDAP protocol, all points of establishing and fitting OpenLDAP, plus key ancillary programs like SASL and OpenSSL, this booklet discusses:

  • Configuration and entry control
  • Distributed directories; replication and referral
  • Using OpenLDAP to switch NIS
  • Using OpenLDAP to control e mail configurations
  • Using LDAP for abstraction with FTP and HTTP servers, Samba, and Radius
  • Interoperating with varied LDAP servers, together with lively Directory
  • Programming utilizing Net::LDAP

If you must be a grasp of your area, LDAP approach Administration can assist you wake up and working quick despite which LDAP model you utilize. After analyzing this booklet, despite no prior LDAP adventure, one could combine a listing server into crucial community prone comparable to mail, DNS, HTTP, and SMB/CIFS.

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