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LDAP in the Solaris Operating Environment: Deploying Secure Directory Services


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  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 7x9-1/4
  • Pages: 704
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-145693-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-145693-8

LDAP in the Solaris Operating EnvironmentDeploying Secure Directory Services

  • Provides an in-depth discussion of Solaris Operating Environment security methods and how they relate to LDAP as a naming service
  • Covers migration planning tips from NIS/NIS+ to an LDAP-based naming service including capacity planning
  • Presents an overview of LDAP tools and toolkits, and how they are used to administer LDAP as a naming service
  • Discusses performance principles and benchmarking techniques for optimizing directory server performance

LDAP in the Solaris Operating Environment is a follow-on to the Sun BluePrints book Solaris and LDAP Naming Services, and describes the significant improvements to the Solaris LDAP client and directory server. Deploying the Solaris Secured LDAP Client is covered in detail. This Sun BluePrints book introduces NIS/NIS+ migration tools and techniques to aid in the transition to an LDAP-based naming service. Troubleshooting tips, examples of extending Solaris authentication methods, and examples of extending Solaris authentication methods using the Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) framework are provided.

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Table of Contents



1. Introducing LDAP in the Solaris Operating Environment.

Introduction. The Big Picture. LDAP Terms and Concepts.

2. Assessing Your Needs for Naming Service Transition and Consolidation.

What Consolidation Means. Business Case for Transitioning to LDAP. Understanding Legacy Naming Services. Migration Planning.

3. Defining Directory Service Security Architecture.

Understanding Directory Server Security. Understanding the SASL Mechanism. GSSAPI Authentication and Kerberos v5. TLSv1/SSL Protocol Support. Enhanced Solaris OE PAM Features. Secured LDAP Client Backport to the Solaris 8 OE.

4. Deploying Solaris OE LDAP Naming Services.

Understanding the DIT. Differentiating Server and Client Versions. Configuring Sun ONE Directory Servers and Clients. Automating Installations. Choosing High-Availability Options. Troubleshooting Tips.

5. Migrating Legacy Data to LDAP.

Mapping Naming Service Data to LDAP Entries. Running ldapaddent. Importing Other Databases. LDAP to NIS+ Gateway.

6. Management Tools and Toolkits.

Command-Line Tools. GUI-based Tools. Toolkits and LDAP APIs.

7. Performing Administrative Tasks.

Identifying Directory Management Tasks. Directory Data Backup and Recovery. Managing Client Profiles and Proxy Agent Accounts. Managing Directory Data Replication. Monitoring Directory Services. Managing Users and Groups. Extending the Directory Schema.

8. Selecting Storage for Optimum Directory Server Performance.

Software Characteristics. Survey of Sun Storage Subsystems. Introduction to the Sun StorEdge T3b Storage Array. RAID Explained for Directory Administrators.

9. Performing Directory Server Benchmarks.

Why Benchmark? Creating a Benchmark Configuration. Creating LDIF for Benchmarks. Using SLAMD, the Distributed Load Generation Engine. Directory Server Performance Tuning.

10. Emerging Directory Technologies.

DSMLv2 Interface. Sun ONE Identity Synchronization for the Windows Technology. NIS to LDAP Gateway.

A: LDAP Standards Information.

B: LDAP v3 Result Codes.

C: Using snoop with LDAP.

D: Solaris OE 9 PAM Architecture.




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