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Install and Configure OpenLDAP on CentOS 5 (07-August-2012)
The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an application protocol used to access information in a directory over an IP network. Most information in a directory is organized with a hierarchical structure much like a file system. A directory can contain any type of data but most often consists of organizations, user accounts, address books, and other types of resources like files and devices on a network. You can even become adventurous and use LDAP directory naming to resolve SQL*Net service names for Oracle databases which allows storing net service names in a centralized LDAP-compliant directory server in place of a client-side tnsnames.ora file. OpenLDAP Software is a free, open source implementation of the LDAP protocol developed by the OpenLDAP Project. Directory service is controlled by a stand-alone LDAP daemon (slapd) and the stand-alone LDAP update replication daemon (slurpd) when replication is configured. Propagating changes using replication falls outside the scope of this note and therefore will not include configuring the slurpd daemon. The following guide presents the steps required to install and configure OpenLDAP Software on the CentOS 5 platform. This tutorial will also work for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Oracle Linux 5. http://www.idevelopment.info/data/LDAP/LDAP_Resources/OPENLDAP_Install_CentOS5.shtml ---------------------------- Jeffrey M. Hunter, OCP Sr. Database Administrator email@example.com http://www.idevelopment.info ----------------------------