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LDAP: Configure an OpenLDAP Server

Authentication and authorization are important in a data center environment. While there are many directory access services that can do the job, OpenLDAP is a popular open-source one. In this lab, we'll go over installing and configuring OpenLDAP.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Sep 03, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Install the LDAP Software and Do the Initial Configuration

    Use yum to install the required packages and start the service. Once that's done, we can do the initial LDAP database setup and test the configuration.

  2. Challenge

    Load the Schemas That Are Required to Use LDAP

    Use the ldapadd command to add the schemas and load the initial setup of Organizational Units and users. Once that's done, we can runldapsearch to verify our settings are correct.

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