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
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
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
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.