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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration: Real World Skills for Red Hat Administrators by Sander van Vugt

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Chapter 12

Configuring OpenLDAP

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding OpenLDAP
  • Configuring a Base OpenLDAP Server
  • Populating the OpenLDAP Database
  • Using OpenLDAP for Authentication

If you're running a single Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server or even just a few servers, there is no problem in managing configuration files on each individual server. However, if you're responsible for operating dozens of servers, you'll need a solution that helps you maintain essential system information from a single location in your network. An LDAP server is such a solution, and in this chapter you'll learn how to set up OpenLDAP for authenticating users on the network.

Understanding OpenLDAP

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a solution ...

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