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Set up an LDAP server on Fedora

Aug 25, 2010, 22:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is one of the more complicated setups for a Linux machine. LDAP is to Linux what Active Directory is to Window. And if you have a lot of users on a network, which log into various machines, you will want something like LDAP in order to retain all of their information on a single, stored location.

"But because LDAP is fairly complex, it is not often used except by those who have the lengthy period of time it takes to understand the task of getting an LDAP server up and running. That doesn't need to be the case, if you happen to have a Fedora server lying around. There is a tool, 389 Directory Server, that helps you to get this up and running quickly and easily. In this article I am going to show you how to install and set up the 389 Directory Server."

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