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Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server 5.2 2005Q1 Deployment Planning Guide 


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Chapter 1   Directory Server Overview    
Server Architecture Overview    
Directory Design Overview    
Planning the Installation    
Planning Data and Data Access    
Designing the Schema    
Designing the Directory Tree    
Designing the Topology    
Designing the Replication Process    
Designing a Secure Directory    
Planning a Monitoring Strategy    
Directory Deployment Overview    
Piloting Your Directory    
Putting Your Directory Into Production    

Chapter 2   Planning and Accessing Directory Data    
Introduction to Directory Data    
What Your Directory Might Include    
What Your Directory Should Not Include    
Defining Your Data Needs    
Performing a Site Survey    
Identifying Client Applications    
Identifying Data Sources    
Characterizing Directory Data    
Determining Directory Availability Requirements    
Considering a Data Master Server    
Determining Data Ownership    
Determining Data Access    
Documenting Your Site Survey    
Repeating the Site Survey    
Accessing Directory Data With DSML Over HTTP/SOAP    
DSMLv2 Over HTTP/SOAP Deployment    

Chapter 3   Directory Server Schema    
Directory Server Schema    
Schema Design Process    
Mapping Your Data to the Default Schema    
Viewing the Default Directory Schema    
Matching Data to Schema Elements    
Customizing the Schema    
When to Extend Your Schema    
Obtaining and Assigning Object Identifiers    
Naming Attributes and Object Classes    
Strategies for Defining New Object Classes    
Strategies for Defining New Attributes    
Deleting Schema Elements    
Creating Custom Schema Files - Best Practices and Pitfalls    
Maintaining Data Consistency    
Schema Checking    
Selecting Consistent Data Formats    
Maintaining Consistency in Replicated Schema    
Other Schema Resources    

Chapter 4   The Directory Information Tree    
Introduction to the Directory Tree    
Designing the Directory Tree    
Choosing a Suffix    
Creating Your Directory Tree Structure    
Distinguished Names, Attributes, and Syntax    
Naming Entries    
Grouping Directory Entries and Managing Attributes    
Static and Dynamic Groups    
Managed, Filtered, and Nested Roles    
Role Enumeration and Role Membership Enumeration    
Role Scope    
Role Limitations    
Deciding Between Groups and Roles    
Managing Attributes with Class of Service (CoS)    
About CoS    
Cos Definition Entries and CoS Template Entries    
CoS Priorities    
Pointer CoS, Indirect CoS, and Classic CoS    
CoS Limitations    
Other Directory Tree Resources    

Chapter 5   Distribution, Chaining, and Referrals    
Topology Overview    
Distributing Data    
Using Multiple Databases    
About Suffixes    
Referrals and Chaining    
Using Referrals    
Using Chaining    
Deciding Between Referrals and Chaining    

Chapter 6   Understanding Replication    
Introduction to Replication    
Replication Concepts    
Common Replication Configurations    
Single Master Replication    
Multi-Master Replication    
Cascading Replication    
Mixed Environments    
Fractional Replication    
Defining a Replication Strategy    
Performing a Replication Survey    
Replication Resource Requirements    
Replication Backward Compatibility    
Using Replication for High Availability    
Using Replication for Local Availability    
Using Replication for Load Balancing    
Example Replication Strategy for a Small Site    
Example Replication Strategy for a Large Site    
Replication Strategy for a Large, International Enterprise    
Using Replication With Other Directory Features    
Replication and Access Control    
Replication and the Retro Change Log Plug-In    
Replication and the Referential Integrity Plug-In    
Replication and Pre-Operation and Post-Operation Plug-Ins    
Replication and Chained Suffixes    
Schema Replication    
Replication and Multiple Password Policies    
Replication Monitoring    

Chapter 7   Access Control, Authentication, and Encryption    
Security Threats    
Unauthorized Access    
Unauthorized Tampering    
Denial of Service    
Overview of Security Methods    
Analyzing Your Security Needs    
Determining Access Rights    
Ensuring Data Privacy and Integrity    
Conducting Security Audits    
Selecting Appropriate Authentication Methods    
Anonymous Access    
Simple Password    
Proxy Authorization    
Simple Password Over a Secure Connection    
Certificate-Based Client Authentication    
SASL-Based Client Authentication    
Preventing Authentication by Account Inactivation    
Designing Password Policies    
Password Policy Features    
Configuring Password Policies    
Preventing Dictionary-Style Attacks    
Password Policies in a Replicated Environment    
Designing Access Control    
ACI Format    
Default ACIs    
Setting Permissions    
Requesting Effective Rights Information    
Tips on Using ACIs    
ACI Limitations    
Securing Connections With SSL    
Encrypting Attributes    
What is Attribute Encryption?    
Attribute Encryption Implementation    
Attribute Encryption and Performance    
Attribute Encryption Usage Considerations    
Grouping Entries Securely    
Using Roles Securely    
Using CoS Securely    
Securing Configuration Information    
Other Security Resources    

Chapter 8   Directory Server Monitoring    
Defining a Monitoring and Event Management Strategy    
Directory Server Monitoring Tools    
Directory Server Monitoring    
Monitoring Directory Server Activity    
Monitoring Database Activity    
Monitoring Disk Status    
Monitoring Replication Activity    
Monitoring Indexing Efficiency    
Monitoring Security    
SNMP Monitoring    
About SNMP    
SNMP Monitoring in Directory Server    

Chapter 9   Reference Architectures and Topologies    
Addressing Failure and Recovery    
Planning a Backup Strategy    
Choosing a Backup Method    
Choosing a Restoration Method    
Sample Replication Topologies    
Single Data Center    
Two Data Centers    
Three Data Centers    
Five Data Centers    
Single Data Center Using the Retro Change Log Plug-In    

Chapter 10   System Sizing    
Suggested Minimum Requirements    
Minimum Available Memory    
Minimum Local Disk Space    
Minimum Processing Power    
Minimum Network Capacity    
Sizing Physical Memory    
Sizing Memory for Directory Server    
Sizing Memory for the Operating System    
Sizing Total Memory    
Dealing With Insufficient Memory    
Sizing Disk Subsystems    
Sizing Directory Suffixes    
How Directory Server Uses Disks    
Distributing Files Across Disks    
Disk Subsystem Alternatives    
Monitoring I/O and Disk Use    
Sizing for Multiprocessor Systems    
Sizing Network Capacity    
Sizing for SSL    


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