24.9. Additional Resources

24.9. Additional Resources

The following resources offer additional information on LDAP. It is highly recommended that you review these, especially the OpenLDAP website and the LDAP HOWTO, before configuring LDAP on your system(s).

24.9.1. Installed Documentation

  • /usr/share/docs/openldap-<versionnumber>/ directory — Contains a general README document and miscellaneous information.

  • LDAP related man pages — There are a number of man pages for the various applications and configuration files involved with LDAP. The following is a list of some of the more important man pages.

    Client Applications
    • man ldapadd — Describes how to add entries to an LDAP directory.

    • man ldapdelete — Describes how to delete entries within an LDAP directory.

    • man ldapmodify — Describes how to modify entries within an LDAP directory.

    • man ldapsearch — Describes how to search for entries within an LDAP directory.

    • man ldappasswd — Describes how to set or change the password of an LDAP user.

    • man ldapcompare — Desribes how to use the ldapcompare tool.

    • man ldapwhoami — Describes how to use the ldapwhoami tool.

    • man ldapmodrdn — Describes how to modify the RDNs of entries.

    Server Applications
    • man slapd — Describes command line options for the LDAP server.

    • man slurpd — Describes command line options for the LDAP replication server.

    Administrative Applications
    • man slapadd — Describes command line options used to add entries to a slapd database.

    • man slapcat — Describes command line options used to generate an LDIF file from a slapd database.

    • man slapindex — Describes command line options used to regenerate an index based upon the contents of a slapd database.

    • man slappasswd — Describes command line options used to generate user passwords for LDAP directories.

    Configuration Files
    • man ldap.conf — Describes the format and options available within the configuration file for LDAP clients.

    • man slapd.conf — Describes the format and options available within the configuration file referenced by both the LDAP server applications (slapd and slurpd) and the LDAP administrative tools (slapadd, slapcat, and slapindex).

24.9.2. Useful Websites

24.9.3. Related Books

  • OpenLDAP by Example by John Terpstra and Benjamin Coles; Prentice Hall.

  • Implementing LDAP by Mark Wilcox; Wrox Press, Inc.

  • Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services by Tim Howes et al.; Macmillan Technical Publishing.


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