Solaris and LDAP Naming Services

Solaris and LDAP Naming Services : Deploying LDAP in the Enterprise

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Solaris and LDAP Naming Services is a practical guide to implementing Solaris 8 native LDAP on clients and servers. Basic LDAP concepts are covered, as well as naming and authentication architectural details. This BluePrint outlines strategies for consolidating legacy directory services using LDAP technology.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 175.26 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 839.14g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130306789
  • 9780130306784

Table of contents

1. Solaris Naming Services Overview. Definition of a Naming Service. Definition of a Directory Service. Directory Service versus Database Servers. Proliferation of Directory Services. Solaris Directory ServicesNHistorical Perspective. Network Information Service. NIS+. Domain Name System. Solaris Naming Service Switch. LDAP Background. Brief History of LDAP. LDAP Goals and Specifications. Solaris LDAP Implementation. Factors to Consider When Deploying LDAP.2. Solaris Naming Services Architecture. Evolution of Solaris Naming Services. NIS and Files Coexistence. NIS and DNS Coexistence. Solaris Naming Service Switch. NIS Architecture Overview. NIS Client Server Architecture. How NIS Clients Bind to the NIS Server. NIS Maps. NIS High Availability Architecture Features. NIS+ Architecture Overview. NIS+ Client Server Architecture. How NIS+ Clients Bind to the NIS+ Server. NIS+ Tables. NIS+ Interaction with DNS. NIS+ High Availability Architecture Features. Solaris DNS Architecture Overview. DNS Client Architecture. DNS Server Architecture. DNS High Availability Features. LDAP Architecture Overview. LDAP Information Model. LDAP Naming Model. LDAP Functional Model. LDAP Security Model. LDAP Replication. Comparison with Legacy Naming Services.3. Security Models. Authentication versus Authorization. Traditional Solaris Authentication. How UNIX Passwords Work. NIS+ Credentials. Alternative Authentication Mechanisms. LDAP Authentication (Simple Authentication). CRAM-MD5. Kerberos. Secure Socket Layer Authentication. Security Infrastructure. Planet Directory Server SASL. Solaris PAM Framework. PAM Module Types. How PAM Works. PAM Configuration File. Generic pam.conf File. PAM LDAP Module. How PAM and LDAP Work.4. iPlanet Directory Server Installation and Configuration. Product Architecture. Administration Domains. Configuration Data. Login Accounts. Netscape Console. Planning the Installation. Installation Procedure. Performing a Typical Installation. Installation Defaults. Starting the Netscape Console. Verifying the Installation. Installation File Navigation. Postinstallation Procedures. Changing Common Installation Configuration Parameters. Importing Directory Data. Reinstalling iPlanet Directory Server. Installation Troubleshooting Tips. Directory Replication. Planning Directory Replication. Verifying Replication. Troubleshooting Replication Problems. Modifying the Supplier Initiated Agreement. Setting up a Secure System Using SSL and Certificates. Planning a Secure Server Configuration. Running the Certificate Setup Wizard. Rebooting the Secure Server. Changing the Trust Database Password or PIN. Using SSL for Replication. iPlanet Directory Server Startup Files. Script Generation Program. Installing the NIS Extensions.5. Solaris 8 Native LDAP Configuration. Definition of Native LDAP. Native Solaris LDAP Implementation. Solaris LDAP Client Profiles. NIS Domain. Authentication Method. Proxy Agent. Directory Information Tree. Loading Data. Naming Context. Server Configuration Procedure. Tools and Techniques. Importing LDIF Files from the Command Line. Summary of Steps Required. Client Configuration. How LDAP Clients Initialize. LDAP Client Initialization Example. Troubleshooting Tips. Unresolved Host Name. Unable to Reach Systems in the LDAP Domain Remotely. Sendmail Fails to Deliver/Receive Mail To/From Remote Users. Login Does Not Work.6. NIS Extensions Configuration. Overview. What the Extensions Are. Storing NIS Information in LDAP. NIS Extensions Initialization. Initialization Checklist. Postinstallation Verification.7. Capacity Planning and Performance Tuning. Server Sizing. Directory Considerations. Directory Size. Directory Access. Security Requirements. Replication Strategy. Capacity Planning Methodology. Calculating Directory Database Size. Summary of Disk Storage Requirements. Memory Sizing. Summary of Memory Usage. Estimating CPU Usage. LDAP Test Suite. Results of Experimentation. Configuration. Simple Read Test with Persistent Connection. Read Test with Nonpersistent Connection. Modify Tests. Authentication Tests. Qualitative Observations Based on Test Results. Performance Tuning. Definition of Indexing. Indexing Summary. Caching for Performance. Directory Caches. Evaluating Sizing Factors. Setting the Database Cache Size. Setting Entry Cache Size. Sizing the Database and Entry Caches. Tuning Cache Sizes. Setting the All IDs Threshold. Tuning the All IDs Threshold Value. Setting Search Limit Parameters. Considering Data Design Issues. Designing an LDAP Client. Removing Unnecessary Plug-ins. Tuning Write Performance. Tuning Import Performance. Troubleshooting Checklist.8. Deploying Highly Available LDAP Data Services. iPlanet Directory Services 4.12 HA Architecture Models. High Availability Strategy. Overview of Sun Cluster 2.2 Software. Logical IP Addresses. Data Services for Sun Cluster. Building a Sun Cluster with HA LDAP Data Services. LDAP Fault Monitor. iPlanet Directory Server 4.12 Installation. Configuring the Sun Cluster HA for iPlanet Data Services. LDAP Cluster Deployment Options. Asymmetric (Hot Standby Model) HA. Active Server Model. Redirecting LDAP Client Requests.9. Preventive Maintenance. Directory Log Files. Access Log. Viewing the Access Log. Access Log Configuration Options. Error Log. Viewing the Error Log. Audit Log. Managing Database Transaction Logging. Changing the Location of the Database Transaction Log. Changing the Database Checkpoint Interval. Enabling Durable Transactions. Backing Up and Restoring the Directory Database. Backing Up the Database from the Directory Server Console. Backing Up the Database from the Command Line. Restoring the Database from the Directory Server Console. Restoring Your Database from the Command Line. Deleting Database Backups. Restoring Databases That Include Replicated Entries. Placing a Database in Read-Only Mode. Exporting and Importing the Database with LDIF. Exporting Databases to LDIF from the Command Line. Importing Databases from LDIF.10. Managing Directory Services. Establishing Access Control Policies. LDAP Security Model Review. Access Control Instructions. Creating Access Control Instructions. Managing the Directory Schema. The Schema Files. How Schema Files Are Read. Modifying the Schema. Monitoring the Directory Server. Monitoring Resources. Monitoring the Server from the Command Line. Monitoring Database Activity. Monitoring the Database from the Directory Server Console. Monitoring the Database from the Command Line. Managing with SNMP. Using LDAP MIB. Managing the LDAP Directory Server with BMC PATROL. iPlanet Directory Server KM Overview. Introduction to BMC PATROL. Checking Memory Usage with pmap.11. Directory Services Consolidation. Benefits of Consolidation. LDAP as a Consolidation Choice. Consolidation Approaches. Consolidation of LDAP-Enabled Applications. LDAP Gateways. LDAP Synchronization. Password Synchronization. NIS Extensions for Solaris. NT Synchronization Service. iPlanet Meta-Directory Server. How Meta-Directory Works. Meta-Directory Connectors. Deploying iPlanet Meta-Directory. Unified Login and Single Sign-on. Kerberos and LDAP. SiteMinder. iPlanet Directory Access Router. iDAR Overview. iPlanet Directory Access Router Feature Set.12. Microsoft Windows Interoperability. Windows NT Interoperability. Windows NT Security Model. How the NT User Account Information Is Made Available to Solaris Server. Mapping NT User Account Information to LDAP. How the Synchronization Service Works. Windows 2000 Interoperability. Active Directory Services Architecture. Information Model. Security Model. Access Model. Replication Model. How Active Directory Clients Interact with Servers. How Applications Access Active Directory Services. Solaris Directory Services and Active Directory Services Interactions. Signing On Only Once. Joining a Windows 2000 Tree or Forest. Specifying LDAP Referrals. Using Windows Services in UNIX 2.0. IETF Schemas. RFC 2307 Network Information Service Schema. RFC 2307 Draft Objectclasses. Mail Alias Schema.Glossary. Index.
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About Tom Bialaski

TOM BIALASKI is a staff engineer in the Enterprise Engineering group at Sun Microsystems. He began his career at Sun as a Systems Engineer in 1984 and has held various customer-focused engineering positions since then. Tom is also the author of the Sun BluePrint Solaris Guide for Windows NT Administrators. MICHAEL HAINES is a staff engineer in the Enterprise Services Engineering group at Sun Microsystems. He has been at Sun Microsystems for 10 years and started his career in the CTE Engineering Group. Since then he has held various engineering positions within Sun Microsystems.
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