The OpenLDAP is a directory of user information that can be used on a daily basis. It is a server that stores and maintains the databases of all the users’ information.
Chapter 1 : Directory Servers and LDAP
Directory Servers are an essential asset in organizations that are large enough to have multiple domains on a network.
Chapter 2 : Installation and Configuration
LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. It is a protocol that is used to access directory services over the network. LDAP products are typically installed via packages or compiled from source code.
Starting and Stopping the Server
Chapter 3 : Using OpenLDAP
OpenLDAP is an open-source software that is used to manage directory information. It is a common choice for many companies that are looking for a centralized system to connect the servers on their network.
A Brief Survey of the LDAP Suite
Using the Utilities to Prepare the Directory
Performing Directory Operations
Chapter 4 : Securing OpenLDAP
OpenLDAP uses an encrypted connection when transmitting data over the network. The default encryption type in OpenLDAP is DES which offers little protection in today’s world where computers are just too powerful and can crack DES in extremely short amount of time.
LDAP Security: The Three Aspects
Securing Network-Based Directory Connections with SSL/TLS
Authenticating Users to the Directory
Controlling Authorization with ACLs
Chapter 5 : Advanced Configuration
OpenLDAP is an open-source LDAP implementation that has many configurations. This article will show you how to configure the directory server to increase its performance and capabilities.
Chapter 6 : LDAP Schemas
LDAP Schemas are an integral part of LDAP design. They help determine what kind of information can be stored in a directory and how it is organized.
Schemas: Accesslog and Password Policy Overlays
Chapter 7 : Multiple Directories
The LDAP is a hierarchical system, and in some cases can become redundant if it is not designed correctly.
Chapter 8 : LDAP and the Web
The use of the Web as the foundation for an LDAP directory means that WLDAP can be integrated with other Internet services and application technologies. It also makes WLDAP more scalable and more flexible than traditional LDAP systems, which rely on proprietary protocols for data transfer.
Kumar Satish started his career as a Unix and Linux System Engineer in 2011. Kumar has professiona experience with CentOS, RedHat, Ubuntu, and Debian. He enjoys teaching others how to use and exploit the power of the Linux operating system.