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System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)
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Audience Assumptions

The LDAP naming services chapters are written for system administrators who already have a working knowledge of LDAP. Following is a partial list of concepts with which you must be very familiar. Otherwise, you might have difficulty using this guide to deploy LDAP naming services in the Solaris system.

  • LDAP Information Model (entries, object classes, attributes, types, values)

  • LDAP Naming Model (Directory Information Tree (DIT) structure)

  • LDAP Functional Model (search parameters: base object (DN), scope, size limit, time limit, filters (browsing indexes for the Sun Java System Directory Server), attribute list)

  • LDAP Security Model (authentication methods, access control models)

  • Overall planning and design of an LDAP directory service, including how to plan the data and how to design the DIT, topology, replication, and security

Suggested Background Reading

To learn more about any of the aforementioned concepts or to study LDAP and the deployment of directory services in general, refer to the following sources:

  • Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services by Timothy A. Howes, Ph.D. and Mark C. Smith

    In addition to providing a thorough treatment of LDAP directory services, this book includes useful case studies on deploying LDAP. Examples of deployments include a large university, a large multinational enterprise, and an enterprise with an extranet.

  • Sun Java System Directory Server Deployment Guide, which is included with the Sun Java Enterprise System documentation

    This guide provides a foundation for planning your directory, including directory design, schema design, the directory tree, topology, replication, and security. The last chapter provides sample deployment scenarios to help you plan both simple, smaller-scale deployments and complex worldwide deployments.

  • Sun Java System Directory Server Administration Guide, which is included with the Sun Java Enterprise System documentation

Additional Prerequisite

If you need to install Sun Java System Directory Server, refer to the Installation Guide for the version of Sun Java System Directory Server that you are using.

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