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LDAP in the Solaris™ Operating Environment: Deploying Secure Directory Services by Tom Bialaski, Michael Haines

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Chapter 3. Defining Directory Service Security Architecture

This chapter discusses client-server directory service architectures and describes what you can and cannot do to secure data transfers and authentication. The focus is on the Secured LDAP Client, which is a core and integral component of the Solaris 9 Operating Environment.

This chapter starts by discussing the Sun ONE Directory Server software security features such as access control and authentication mechanisms, in particular SASL DIGEST-MD5 and the Generic Security Services Application Programming Interface (GSSAPI) authentication mechanisms, followed by Transport Layer Security (TLS), and the Start TLS functionality. The server side is discussed from a system administration and developer ...

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