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LinuxJournal: Putting OpenLDAP to Work

Mar 10, 2001, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"...Now we need to setup OpenLDAP to accept the import of our directory structure and provide access to our address book in Netscape. One of the common questions asked on the OpenLDAP mailing lists is, "How do I get Netscape's address book to use my LDAP server?" Hosting address book information is a frequent use of LDAP directories because of their fast search/retrieve capabilities. Add to that advanced features, such as SSL/TLS session encryption and directory server replication, and you have a terrific open-source solution."

"We are going to be using the freely available OpenLDAP package suite for Linux. The OpenLDAP team recently released v2 of their software, which now supports both LDAP v2 and v3. Notable additions with the introduction of LDAP v3 are the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and improved authentication methods. OpenLDAP can be installed in one of two ways: from source code or from a prepackaged deb/rpm. At the time this article was written, the latest stable version was openldap-2.0.6. Packages and/or source can either be obtained from http://www.openldap.org, your distribution CD, http://rpmfind.net, or apt-get. You will likely need both client and server packages if installing via rpm. Here is a quick rundown to install from source."

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