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