OpenLDAP Software is an open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. In a continuing series of presentations focused at Linux network service administration, Adam used his laptop running SuSE Pro v9.2 and OpenOffice's Presentations software with the KLUG InFocus SVGA projector to give us an outstanding lesson in LDAP administration and advanced topics. Adam fielded questions during and after the presentation. He prepared 44 slides.
The three areas of discussion included –
Performance Tuning: * Configuring multiple caches Set cache sizes * BDB database utilities (Sleepycat) db stat, db archive, db recover, & db checkpoint The two main database files are dn2is.bdb & id2entry.bdb.
Access Control : * Access Control Info (ACI) * Access Control List (ACL) Advantages and disadvantages were discussed & how it works Security Strength Factor (SSF)
Conditional Replication & Back-LDAP: * syncrepl application Replication can include a filter * LDAP’s virtual backend Used for mangling Dit data or joining one Dit into another
(22 Linux Enthusiasts Attending) [Thanks to Robert G. Brown for providing the two pictures below.]