LDAP System Administration

LDAP System Administration

Gerald Carter


Be extra efficient and make your existence more straightforward. that is what LDAP method Administration is all about.System directors usually spend loads of time dealing with configuration details positioned on many various machines: usernames, passwords, printer configurations, e-mail patron configurations, and community filesystem configurations, to call a number of. LDAPv3 presents instruments for centralizing the entire configuration details and putting it lower than your keep an eye on. instead of keeping numerous administrative databases (NIS, energetic listing, Samba, and NFS configuration files), you may make adjustments in just one position and feature your whole platforms instantly "see" the up-to-date information.Practically platform autonomous, this e-book makes use of the generally to be had, open resource OpenLDAP 2 listing server as a premise for examples, exhibiting you ways to exploit it that will help you deal with your configuration info successfully and securely. OpenLDAP 2 ships with such a lot Linux® distributions and Mac OS® X, and will be simply downloaded for many Unix-based platforms. After introducing the workings of a listing carrier and the LDAP protocol, all elements of creating and fitting OpenLDAP, plus key ancillary applications like SASL and OpenSSL, this publication discusses:

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

If you must be a grasp of your area, LDAP process Administration may help you wake up and operating quick despite which LDAP model you utilize. After analyzing this ebook, despite no earlier LDAP event, you possibly can combine a listing server into crucial community providers resembling mail, DNS, HTTP, and SMB/CIFS.

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