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Oracle Solaris Administration: Naming and Directory Services     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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Part I About Naming and Directory Services

1.  Naming and Directory Services (Overview)

2.  Name Service Switch (Overview)

3.  Managing DNS (Tasks)

4.  Setting Up Oracle Solaris Active Directory Clients (Tasks)

Part II NIS Setup and Administration

5.  Network Information Service (Overview)

6.  Setting Up and Configuring NIS (Tasks)

7.  Administering NIS (Tasks)

8.  NIS Troubleshooting

Part III LDAP Naming Services

9.  Introduction to LDAP Naming Services (Overview)

10.  Planning Requirements for LDAP Naming Services (Tasks)

11.  Setting Up Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition With LDAP Clients (Tasks)

12.  Setting Up LDAP Clients (Tasks)

Prerequisites to LDAP Client Setup

LDAP and the Service Management Facility

Initializing an LDAP Client

How to Initialize an LDAP Client by Using Profiles

How to Initialize an LDAP Client by Using Per-User Credentials

How to Initialize an LDAP Client by Using Proxy Credentials

How to Initialize an LDAP Client to Enable the Updating of Shadow Data

How to Initialize an LDAP Client Manually

How to Modify a Manual LDAP Client Configuration

How to Uninitialize an LDAP Client

Setting Up TLS Security

Configuring PAM

Configuring PAM to Use UNIX policy

Configuring PAM to Use LDAP server_policy

Retrieving LDAP Naming Services Information

Listing All LDAP Containers

Listing All User Entry Attributes

Customizing the LDAP Client Environment

Modifying the Name Service Switch for LDAP

Enabling DNS With LDAP

13.  LDAP Troubleshooting (Reference)

14.  LDAP Naming Service (Reference)

15.  Transitioning From NIS to LDAP (Tasks)



Retrieving LDAP Naming Services Information

You can retrieve information about LDAP naming services by using the ldaplist utility. This LDAP utility lists the naming information from the LDAP servers in LDIF format. It can be useful for troubleshooting. See ldaplist(1) for further information.

Listing All LDAP Containers

ldaplist displays its output with a blank line separating records, which is helpful for big multiline records.

Note - The output of ldaplist depends upon the client configuration. For example, if the value of ns_ldap_search is sub rather than one, ldaplist lists all the entries under the current search baseDN.

The following is an example of ldaplist output.

# ldaplist
dn: ou=people,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=group,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=rpc,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=protocols,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=networks,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=netgroup,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=aliases,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=hosts,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=services,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=ethers,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=profile,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: automountmap=auto_home,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: automountmap=auto_direct,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: automountmap=auto_master,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: automountmap=auto_shared,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

Listing All User Entry Attributes

To list specific information such as a user's passwd entry, use getent as follows:

# getent passwd user1
user1::30641:10:Joe Q. User:/home/user1:/bin/csh

If you want to list all attributes, use ldaplist with the -l option.

# ldaplist -l passwd user1
        dn: uid=user1,ou=People,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com
        uid: user1
        cn: user1
        uidNumber: 30641
        gidNumber: 10
        gecos: Joe Q. User
        homeDirectory: /home/user1
        loginShell: /bin/csh
        objectClass: top
        objectClass: shadowAccount
        objectClass: account
        objectClass: posixAccount
        shadowLastChange: 6445