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System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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Part I About Naming and Directory Services

1.  Naming and Directory Services (Overview)

2.  The Name Service Switch (Overview)

Part II DNS Setup and Administration

3.  DNS Setup and Administration (Reference)

Part III NIS Setup and Administration

4.  Network Information Service (NIS) (Overview)

5.  Setting Up and Configuring NIS Service

6.  Administering NIS (Tasks)

7.  NIS Troubleshooting

Part IV LDAP Naming Services Setup and Administration

8.  Introduction to LDAP Naming Services (Overview/Reference)

9.  LDAP Basic Components and Concepts (Overview)

LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF)

Using Fully Qualified Domain Names With LDAP

Default Directory Information Tree (DIT)

Default LDAP Schema

Service Search Descriptors (SSDs) and Schema Mapping

Description of SSDs

Attribute Map

objectClass Map

LDAP Client Profiles

Client Profile Attributes

Local Client Attributes

ldap_cachemgr Daemon

LDAP Naming Services Security Model


Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Assigning Client Credential Levels

enableShadowUpdate Switch

Credential Storage

Choosing Authentication Methods

Authentication and Services

Pluggable Authentication Methods

pam_unix Service Modules

pam_krb5 Service Module

pam_ldap Service Module

PAM and Changing Passwords

Account Management

Account Management With pam_unix

10.  Planning Requirements for LDAP Naming Services (Tasks)

11.  Setting Up Sun Java System Directory Server With LDAP Clients (Tasks)

12.  Setting Up LDAP Clients (Tasks)

13.  LDAP Troubleshooting (Reference)

14.  LDAP General Reference (Reference)

15.  Transitioning From NIS to LDAP (Overview/Tasks)

Part V Active Directory Naming Service

16.  Setting Up Oracle Solaris Active Directory Clients



ldap_cachemgr Daemon

ldap_cachemgr is a daemon that runs on LDAP client machines. When you start the LDAP client, the ldap_cachemgr daemon is invoked. The daemon performs the following key functions.

Note - ldap_cachemgr must be running at all times for LDAP naming services to work.

Refer to the ldap_cachemgr(1M) man page for detailed information.