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Re: ldap structure for multi domain.tld email hosting
Quoting "Gary C. New" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
| --- Edwin Culp <email@example.com> wrote:
<SNIP FIRST QUESTION>
| > |
| > FWIW, I would change the dn to use mail to simplify
| > the seperation
| > of multiple gary's - gary@domain1 gary@domain2, etc.
| > dn: firstname.lastname@example.org,o=yourcompany.com
| > I actually throw in an ou=people for
| > dn:
| > email@example.com,ou=people,o=yourcompany.com
| > ed
| > | dn: uid=someuser, o=someorg, c=us
| > | uid: someuser
| > | userpassword: somepassword
| > | maildrop: firstname.lastname@example.org
| > | mailacceptinggeneralid: someuser
| > | mailacceptinggeneralid: somealias
| > |
| I appreciate your reply and suggestion. I have a
| couple of more questions I thought you might know.
| I am new to the ldap architecture, but understand that
| like any structure it is important to develop a good
| understanding of what is needed and then decide on the
| best way of implementing it. In terms of ldap, I've
| read that there are 2 basic types of structures used:
| flat and hierarcle. It has been suggested that the
| flat structure is the better way to go and am trying
| to decide on a flat scheme that will best suite my
| needs for ldap authentication using postfix,
| cyrus-imap, and a ldap based per organization address
| book. I am also trying to tie all this in using SASL
| (simply for digest-md5 authentication while user
| passwd's will be stored in plain text in their ldap
You might want to look at http://www.horde.org for webmail,
addressbook, etc. It works well with ldap. If my memory
serves me right, there are several folks on the list using
the setup you mention above.
| I previously outlined a few of the basic attributes
| that will be needed per ldap entry, but for security
| purposes would it be better to separate each client
| company's entries per an organizational unit?
| Wouldn't this better segment the entries and allow a
| distinct per organizational unit address book list?
| This would further allow me to continue my use of the
| uid attribute (which I believe is required for SASL
| authentication) rather than being forced to use the
| mail=user@domain attribute in a single group. Any
| idea how I might tie a mailling list to a client
| company's group? I guess my real problem, at the
| moment, is the fact that I don't know how ldap's
| default attributes work (i.e., o=, ou=, objectclass).
| This is how I currently picture the structure in my
| mind (a kind of 2 tier then flat model):
| -- company1
| rootdn -- company2 -- user1 -- user2 -- user3
| -- company3
I am far from being an expert but it looks like a good place to start
to me. If you haven't already, you probably want to take a look at
ftp://kalamazoolinux.org/pub/pdf/ldapv3.pdf. It is awesome.
| As always, comments and suggestions are appreciated
| (especially ldif examples).
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