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Re: Procedures to manage centralized authentication in a Linux enviro nment

On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, Jadick, Joe wrote:

> I've been implementing LDAP for centralized authentication in a vanilla
> RedHat Linux 8.0 environment using BDB on HP Proliant DL 380 G3 servers.  By
> "vanilla" I mean that we're not using Samba, for example.
> What I am wondering is this - after building the initial LDAP data base for
> centralized authentication, how do I manage the environment?
> My belief is that many sites have solved this problem and have developed
> procedures for adding/deleting/modifying user accounts, having users change
> their passwords, assigning groups, etc.
> Most of my research, however, has focused on technical issues such as how to
> configure the various LDAP-related files.  I'm not sure what to do next.
> If anyone has a written procedure for administering LDAP centralized
> authentication, or a reference to one, I'd greatly appreciate being able to
> look at it.

The O'Reilly book titled LDAP Systems Administration gives a very good
overview of how to do this.  I'd recommend it.

-Dustin Doris