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LDAP System Administration [Kindle Edition]

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.Practically platform independent, this book uses the widely available, open source OpenLDAP 2 directory server as a premise for examples, showing you how to use it to help you manage your configuration information effectively and securely. OpenLDAP 2 ships with most Linux® distributions and Mac OS® X, and can be easily downloaded for most Unix-based systems. After introducing the workings of a directory service and the LDAP protocol, all aspects of building and installing OpenLDAP, plus key ancillary packages like SASL and OpenSSL, this book discusses:

  • Configuration and access control
  • Distributed directories; replication and referral
  • Using OpenLDAP to replace NIS
  • Using OpenLDAP to manage email configurations
  • Using LDAP for abstraction with FTP and HTTP servers, Samba, and Radius
  • Interoperating with different LDAP servers, including Active Directory
  • Programming using Net::LDAP
If you want to be a master of your domain, LDAP System Administration will help you get up and running quickly regardless of which LDAP version you use. After reading this book, even with no previous LDAP experience, you'll be able to integrate a directory server into essential network services such as mail, DNS, HTTP, and SMB/CIFS.


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"This is a clearly written and well structured book with good use of example and figures... I thoroughly commend the text to those who are looking to centralise information directories." - Raza Rizvi, news@UK, December 2003

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If you want to be a master of your domain, LDAP System Administration will help you get up and running quickly regardless of which LDAP version you use. After reading this book, even with no previous LDAP experience, you'll be able to integrate a directory server into essential network services such as mail, DNS, HTTP, and SMB/CIFS.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1185 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (20 Mar. 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043EWTTE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #348,044 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, although could have been deeper 14 Jun. 2003
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
First off, the coverage of administering LDAP, in particular the OpenLDAP server, is excellent. Choosing to focus on OpenLDAP is wise since commercial directory service products tend to cost a lot of money and aren't things that you can casually play with (or, as in my case, develop software against). His chapters on putting directory services to work - using LDAP ro replace NIS, using it for authentication and integration with other LDAP services - are very good as well.
However, the coverage of what directory services are could be deeper. The author acknowledges that some explanation is required, and provides some background information but not nearly enough. In a future edition I would like to see more coverage of directory schemas and more about the object types that can be stored in a directory. In addition, I would like to see coverage of the LDAP protocol itself. There is also a strong Unix bias, but this is not such a concern since there are plenty of dedicated books for Active Directory (including a good O'Reilly one).
As a bonus, there is a very good chapter for Perl developers using the Net::LDAP module. As a Java developer, I would have liked to have seen JNDI as well, but kudos even so to the author for remembering us.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An useful LDAP guide for system administrators 19 April 2003
Format:Paperback
Inside this book, you can found a lot of useful tricks and clear references. Perhaps is not a complete guide for LDAP administration, but covers the basics about LDIF, OID, tree structure -organization and replication-, indexes and performance tunning.
I found very useful the explanation about LDAP use in system integration: accounting issues for services(nss, pam), mail routing, and AD issues.
Provides useful scripts and explain a lot of "traps" about security integration and configuration: TLS, SASL, etc. I strongly recommend it for newies in LDAP admin.
Perhaps the subtitle should be "a guide to LDAP for System Administrators".
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I like the in-depth explanations in this book. Coming from a Windows environment required a different way of doing things, and this book guides you through the processes involved within LDAP. It highlights the power of LDAP in the systems environment and makes searching the Directory a simpler process.
The book is laid out in a logical manner and systematically goes through the multiple areas of LDAP, with lots of 'links' to further information on the Web.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The one you need to buy 12 Nov. 2009
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If you are going to be going anywhere near openldap, you need to understand what it's all about before doing so. If you don't, things can go south really quick. This book takes you gently through the background theory and then into the practical setup and administration for openldap.

As usual, O'Reilly have produced the book for the job.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 23 Aug. 2014
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Very useful.
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