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Troubleshooting Ubuntu Server by Skanda Bhargav

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Chapter 3. Network Authentication

In the previous chapter, you learned about setting up the network and topics such DHCP, DNS, and their configuration. In this chapter, we will discuss setting up authentication for users over a network and how to allow users to log in and work on remote servers, to avail of services offered by those servers. The topics covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • OpenLDAP
  • Kerberos
  • Kerberos with LDAP
  • Public and private keys
  • Passwordless SSH and sshd

OpenLDAP

LDAP is the acronym for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, which provides functionality for connecting to, searching, and modifying the Internet directories. Ubuntu's implementation of LDAP is OpenLDAP, the protocol used to access the LDAP directories. We will also ...

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