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Unix/Linux Open LDAP Directory Service Training

Hands-on course
Duration : 3 days
Ref : LDX
Price  2020 : Contact us
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At the end of this training, students will master the directory concepts as well as the LDAP protocol. This training will cover security features while deploying an enterprise directory service. Labs will be using the Unix/Linux OpenLDAP public domain implementation.



  • What is a name directory ?
  • Distributed directory principle.
  • Directory Framework.
  • LDAP Standards : OSI, X500.
  • OpenLDAP Directories.

Hands-on work
Installing LDAP on a Linux System. Configuration files and customization.

LDAP Framework and setup

  • LDAP models.
  • Managing data and model.
  • Managing LDAP Scheme.
  • Naming and designing your LDAP service.
  • LDAP access.
  • Distribution model.

Hands-on work
Designing an LDAP directory. Extending the LDAP scheme. Using authentication. Making LDAP requests. Using fetch requests. Setting up SLURP. Using referrals to other name services.

Name directory security strategy

  • Authentication.
  • LDAP and secure LDAP.
  • Security protocols and communications.
  • Integrating security frameworks in LDAP (RSA, DES, etc.).

Hands-on work
Integrating SSL module in OpenLDAP. Securing data access. User authentication.

Developing applications using LDAP

  • LDAP Development interfaces.
  • Using directory features in scripts.
  • Web access : LDAP access URL.
  • Interface between LDAP and JAVA.

Hands-on work
Programming OpenLDAP Access. C APIs for LDAP. Windows client accessing an OpenLDAP server on a Unix system.


  • Other directory products on Unix/Linux : Netscape, Netware Directory Service, Sun/Oracle Solutions.
  • Tools to help building directories. Meta-directories.
  • Designing an Enterprise Directory solution.
Participants / Prerequisite

» Participants

Tout public

» Prerequisite

The students should have basic system administration knowledge of a Unix/Linux system.

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Time schedule

Generally, courses take place from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30.
However, on the first day attendees are welcomed from 8:45, and there is a presentation of the session between 9:15 and 9:30.
The course itself begins at 9:30. For the 4- or 5-day hands-on courses, the sessions finish at 15:30 on the last day
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