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How to install an ldap server to authenticate users in a network

sanwin
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How to install an ldap server to authenticate users in a network

Hi,
We have a network of unix and linux servers.
We are planning to implement ldap in the network.
Can anyone help me on how to implement the ldap server in a network.


thanks!!

regards,
sanwin
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Asif Sharif
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Re: How to install an ldap server to authenticate users in a network

Steven E. Protter
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Re: How to install an ldap server to authenticate users in a network

Shalom,

How this is done depends on your distribution.

Red hat has a tool called system-config-authentication that provides a nice GUI to integrate the system into the LDAP central server.

LDAP client is a part of all most distributions. It would be helpful to know which Linux distro you are using to provide better help.

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sanwin
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Re: How to install an ldap server to authenticate users in a network

Thanks Asif and Steve!!

We have a plan of using Red hat linux server as the ldap master.
I don't have much idea whether it will be ok for all flavours to authenticate.

regards,
sanwin.
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install an ldap server to authenticate users in a network

>>> I don't have much idea whether it will be ok for all flavours to authenticate.

It will work for any linux/unix.

Consider Red Hat or Fedora directory server. Check the documentation available at the red hat page.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Asif Sharif
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install an ldap server to authenticate users in a network

Hi Sanwin,

Red Hat Directory Server Documentation
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/dir-server/

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Regards,
Asif Sharif
sanwin
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to install an ldap server to authenticate users in a network

Hi,
We are thinking of using fedora or openldap.
Our network consists of hpunix, solaris, linux and AIX environments.

so i am just checking whether openldap or fedora can be installed on all unix flavours.

Your valuable comments are very helpful to me.

regards,
sanwin.
Asif Sharif
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install an ldap server to authenticate users in a network

Hi Sanwin,

please assign points.

Regards,
Asif Sharif
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: How to install an ldap server to authenticate users in a network

>>> Our network consists of hpunix, solaris, linux and AIX environments.

All of them supports LDAP authentication.

>>> so i am just checking whether openldap or fedora can be installed on all unix flavours.

There you have a problem. You install minimally two LDAP servers with replication on a Linux box, then you configure the other hosts as clients. Each Unix flavor has it's own ldap client. So, you don't need to identify if "openldap or fedora" can be installed on all of them, you just need to know how to enable LDAP client authentication on them.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?