[CentOS] Remote identity management

Sat Jul 4 03:10:09 UTC 2009
Keith Keller <kkeller at speakeasy.net>

On Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 12:32:13PM +0200, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Niki Kovacs wrote:
> > Since I'm completely new to the subject, can someone suggest some 
> > *newbie-friendly* introduction to LDAP? By "newbie-friendly", I mean 
> > ideally:
> > 
> > 	* well explained
> > 	* step by step

If you're into dead-tree docs, I like ORA's LDAP book:


I like that it has a chapter on the Perl Net::LDAP module; it helped me
write some tools to help me admin my LDAP server.

> I really liked "LDAP for Rocket Scientists": 
> http://www.zytrax.com/books/ldap/

What if one's not a rocket scientist?!?  :)

One thing the above URL doesn't really cover is configuring the
directory for authentication against an LDAP server using NSS or PAM.
The DNs need particular objectClasses and other attributes in order for
pam_ldap or nss_ldap to be able to function properly.  (The ORA book
does cover this, though it's not the strongest chapter.)  (Once the LDAP
server is configured correctly, just use system-config-authentication to
configure the CentOS clients.)


kkeller at speakeasy.net

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