OpenLDAP 8hours

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.

LDAP Basics

Overview of OpenLDAP


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.

OpenLDAP Installation

Configuring the SLAPD Server

Starting and Stopping the Server

Configuring the LDAP Clients

Testing 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

LDAP from the Server Side

Creating Directory Data

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.

Multiple Database Backends

Performance Tuning

Directory Overlays

The Uniqueness Overlay


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.

Introduction to LDAP Schemas

The ObjectClass Hierarchy

Schemas: Accesslog and Password Policy Overlays

Creating a Schema


Chapter 7 : Multiple Directories

The LDAP is a hierarchical system, and in some cases can become redundant if it is not designed correctly.

Replication: An Overview

Configuring SyncRepl

Configuring an LDAP Proxy


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.

The LDAP-Aware Application

Apache and LDAP



Satish Kumar

Kumar Satish


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.