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Using OpenLDAP for Remote Authentication

Dec 30, 2011, 06:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anatoliy A. Dimitrov)

[ Thanks to Lee Schlesinger for this link. ]

"OpenLDAP is designed to work with data that does not change frequently. Its default database back end, Berkeley DB, is optimized for searches and reads, and utilizes caching. OpenLDAP supports other database back ends, such as MySQL, but they cannot compete in terms of performance with Berkeley DB.

"Before you work with OpenLDAP, you need a basic understanding of its terminology. RFC 4519 describes LDAP's object attributes in detail, and this glossary is another good reference, but here are a few concepts that will help you get started.

"In the root of LDAP's directory is the DSA-Specific Entry (DSE), a.k.a. RootDSE. This is the top-level entry, which holds the base information about the server, such as its domain and capabilities."

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