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LDAP System Administration Putting Directories to Work

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ISBN-10: 1565924916

ISBN-13: 9781565924918

Edition: 2003

Authors: Gerald Carter

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Be more productive and make your life easier. That's what "LDAP System Administration is all about. System administrators often spend a great deal of time managing configuration information located on many different machines: usernames, passwords, printer configurations, email client configurations, and network filesystem configurations, to name a few. LDAPv3 provides tools for centralizing all of the configuration information and placing it under your control. Rather than maintaining several administrative databases (NIS, Active Directory, Samba, and NFS configuration files), you can make changes in only one place and have all your systems immediately "see" the updated information. …    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.19" long x 0.77" tall
Weight: 1.034

Gerald (Jerry) Carter received his Masters degree in Computer Science from Auburn University, where he continues to pursue his PhD. He has been a member of the Samba development Team since 1998 and his involvement with Unix systems and network administration of UNIX began in 1995. Jerry currently works for HP, working on embedded printing appliances. Having published articles with various web-based magazines, he teaches instructional courses as a consultant for several companies and conferences.

LDAP Basics
"Now where did I put that...?", or "What is a directory?"
The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
What Is LDAP?
LDAP Models
LDAPv3 Overview
What Is an Attribute?
What Is the dc Attribute?
Schema References
Distributed Directories
Continuing Standardization
Obtaining the OpenLDAP Distribution
Software Requirements
Compiling OpenLDAP 2
OpenLDAP Clients and Servers
The slapd.conf Configuration File
Access Control Lists (ACLs)
OpenLDAP: Building a Company White Pages
A Starting Point
Defining the Schema
Updating slapd.conf
Starting slapd
Adding the Initial Directory Entries
Graphical Editors
Replication, Referrals, Searching, and SASL Explained
More Than One Copy Is "a Good Thing"
Distributing the Directory
Advanced Searching Options
Determining a Server's Capabilities
Creating Custom Schema Files for slapd
Application Integration
Replacing NIS
More About NIS
Schemas for Information Services
Information Migration
The pam_ldap Module
The nss_ldap Module
OpenSSH, PAM, and NSS
Authorization Through PAM
Automount Maps
Email and LDAP
Representing Users
Email Clients and LDAP
Mail Transfer Agents (MTAs)
Standard Unix Services and LDAP
The Directory Namespace
An FTP/HTTP Combination
User Authentication with Samba
Resolving Hosts
Central Printer Management
LDAP Interoperability
Interoperability or Integration?
Directory Gateways
Cross-Platform Authentication Services
Distributed, Multivendor Directories
Push/Pull Agents for Directory Synchronization
Net::LDAP and Perl
The Net::LDAP Module
Connecting, Binding, and Searching
Working with Net::LDAP::LDIF
Updating the Directory
Advanced Net::LDAP Scripting
OpenLDAP Command-Line Tools
Common Attributes and Objects
LDAP RFCs, Internet-Drafts, and Mailing Lists
slapd.conf ACLs