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Syllabus

Focus: OpenLDAPv24x Administration

Duration: 8-Hours

    • Introduction - Features
      • Discuss LDAP history
      • Enumerate key features
      • Discuss typical LDAP applications
      • Compare and contrast LDAP namespace to DNS namespace
      • Discuss key offline|online administrative tools
      • Identify key systems to be used
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    • Installation | Exploration
      • Install current packages
      • Identify key components
      • Explore FS footprint
      • Identify logs and configuration entries
      • Cover basic LDAP setup
      • Discuss environment
      • Evaluate production setup
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    • Introduction to SLAPD LDAP Configuration
      • Contrast with traditional LDAP implementation
      • Identify configuration DIT
      • Explore key directives
      • Change basic directives and explore results
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    • LDAP Entries
      • Explore default schema and entries
      • Populate LDAP with relevant data
      • Use add | modify | delete functions to manipulate entries
      • Explore basic LDIF entries for application
      • Search LDAP entries with 'ldapsearch'
      • Append attributes as needed
      • Confirm newly added attributes
      • Update attributes and evaluate results
      • Explore common LDAP entries and attributes
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    • Client Authentication
      • Discuss features and benefits
      • Install requisite helper applications
      • Explore footprint of helper applications
      • Configure LDAP clients to authenticate against shared LDAP server
      • Explore individual AUTH components and discuss
      • Debug and confirm client authentication
      • Add LDAP entries and confirm client resolution
      • Discuss caveats
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    • Debian | CentOS Clients
      • Install components
      • Configure connections
      • Test connectivity
      • Debug connectivity as needed
      • Highlight issues
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    • LDAP Account Manager
      • Web GUI - LDAP Management Intro
      • Install Account Manager
      • Configure defaults to suit environment
      • Authenticate and verify DIT
      • Explore features | interface
      • Update DIT objects as needed
      • Create and manipulate various LDAP objects
      • Troubleshoot as needed
      • Contrast with $SHELL clients
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    • Replication
      • Discuss latest implementation
      • Identify replication components
      • Configure server replication
      • Configure client connectivity
      • Confirm replicated data
      • Add LDAP clients to replication pool
      • Vary LDAP data and confirm replication
      • Replication Miscellaneous items
      • Debug as needed
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    • TLS | SSL Configuration
      • Discuss features and benefits
      • Identify useful documentation
      • Provision CA server
      • Generate usage keys
      • Configure servers to support TLS | SSL
      • Update LDAP cn=config Configuration
      • Confirm new configuration
      • Test TLS | SSL client access
      • Evaluate results
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LinuxCBT OpenLDAPv24x Edition

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