For an Oracle Solaris client to use LDAP as a naming service, the following requirements must be met:
Client's domain name must be served by the LDAP server.
Name service switch must point to LDAP for the required services.
Client must be configured with all of the given parameters that define its behavior.
ldap_cachemgr must be running on the client.
At least one server for which a client is configured must be up and running.
The ldapclient command is key to setting up an LDAP client, as this command performs all of the previously listed tasks, except for starting the server.
When using the fixed mode for network configuration, the easiest way to set up LDAP on a client system is to enable the DefaultFixed profile and perform persistent network configuration. Then, you can use the ldapclient command to complete the LDAP setup, either by using a profile or a manual setup. See the ldapclient (1M) man page for more information.
For a detailed overview of LDAP, see Working With Oracle Solaris 11.2 Directory and Naming Services: LDAP .