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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)

Audience Assumptions

Suggested Background Reading

Additional Prerequisite

LDAP Naming Services Compared to Other Naming Services

Advantages of LDAP Naming Services

Restrictions of LDAP Naming Services

LDAP Naming Services Setup (Task Map)

LDAP Data Interchange Format

Using Fully Qualified Domain Names With LDAP

Default Directory Information Tree

Default LDAP Schema

Service Search Descriptors and Schema Mapping

Description of SSDs

attributeMap Attributes

objectclassMap Attribute

LDAP Client Profiles

LDAP Client Profile Attributes

Local LDAP Client Attributes

ldap_cachemgr Daemon

LDAP Naming Services Security Model

Transport Layer Security

Assigning Client Credential Levels

LDAP anonymous Credential Level

LDAP proxy Credential Level

LDAP proxy anonymous Credential Level

LDAP per-user Authentication

enableShadowUpdate Switch

Credential Storage for LDAP Clients

Choosing Authentication Methods for the LDAP Naming Service

Specifying Authentication Methods for Specific Services in LDAP

Pluggable Authentication Methods

pam_unix_* Service Modules

Kerberos Service Module

LDAP Service Module

PAM and Changing Passwords

LDAP Account Management

LDAP Account Management With the pam_unix_* Modules

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)

13.  LDAP Troubleshooting (Reference)

14.  LDAP Naming Service (Reference)

15.  Transitioning From NIS to LDAP (Tasks)



Chapter 9

Introduction to LDAP Naming Services (Overview)

The LDAP chapters describe how to set up an LDAP naming services client to work with Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition (formerly Sun Java System Directory Server). However, while using the Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition is recommended, it is not required. A brief description of generic directory server requirements appears in Chapter 14, LDAP Naming Service (Reference).

Note - A directory server is not necessarily an LDAP server. However, in the context of these chapters, the term “directory server” is synonymous with “LDAP server.”

The following subjects are covered in this chapter: