Deploying OpenLDAP by Tom Jackiewicz

By Tom Jackiewicz

For the entire paintings and time invested in utilizing LDAP, now not adequate time has been spent designing the format and the good judgment of directories. finish clients and method architects usually don't supply applicable recognition to the deployment of LDAP as a standards-based process with interfacing skill. therefore, a lot of LDAPs most sensible features—especially OpenLDAP—become unusable.

As a treatment, Deploying OpenLDAP delves into the good judgment, theories and basics of directories. The textual content makes a speciality of open criteria, instead of proprietary platforms, that are pricey and incompatible with different structures. if you happen to already understand complicated programming implementation, yet do not totally know how all items healthy jointly, then this e-book will transcend explaining “what is,” and as an alternative express you “how to.”

Table of Contents

  1. Assessing Your setting
  2. Understanding information Definitions
  3. Implementing Deployment, Operations, and management recommendations
  4. Installing OpenLDAP
  5. Implementing OpenLDAP
  6. Scripting and Programming LDAP 
  7. Integrating on the approach point
  8. Integrating OpenLDAP with purposes, consumer structures, and purchaser instruments

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In the second tier, you obtain that this person is a member of group 55 (group=55). The third tier may provide you with the information that this person has Acct=NT, Acct=Bdge, and Acct=Ph. qxd 9/30/04 11:16 AM Page 18 18 CHAPTER 1 ■ ASSESSING YOUR ENVIRONMENT derive, among other information, that this person has the NT login of tom (NT=tom). A final query from the fifth tier shows you that this person is active (Status=1). To obtain all this information, you had to query the system more times than you would have liked—at least five times, depending on how far in depth you went on the search results (some searches returned more than a single entry that could then be explored further).

The OID structure follows the same hierarchical structure you’ll be familiar with from your LDAP study. At the top is the head of the tree, and information becomes more detailed when expanded (see Table 2-4). Table 2-4. S. 121 LDAPv3 syntaxes It’s possible to look up information on specific OIDs and related subtrees in various OID registries available on the Internet. 121 will yield some basic information and, often, pointers to future references, including request for comments (RFCs). Figure 2-1 shows an example of a common interface you can use for performing these lookups.

For this example, you’ll start with the knowledge that someone has the employee number 91358. Based on this data, find out as much information as possible about this person from the LDAP system. $ ldapsearch -h ldaphost -p 389 -D "cn=directory manager" -w password -b dc=Your,dc=Company uid=91358 erparent dn: erglobalid=5368616861693268173,ou=0,ou=people,erglobalid=00000000000000000 000,ou=PRODUCT,dc=Your,dc=Company name: Tom Jackiewicz firstname: Tom lastname: Jackiewicz uid: 91358 erparent: erglobalid=13132326925877942114,ou=orgChart,erglobalid=0000000000000 0000000,ou=PRODUCT,dc=Your,dc=Company Upon completion of the first query, you can gather a certain set of data that may be useful to you.

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