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Authentication with OpenLDAP on Enterprise Linux

This post will demonstrate setting up an OpenLDAP Server for user authentication on Enterprise Linux. OpenLDAP is an implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol and is often used for user identity and authorisation services in corporate environments. I’ve previously demonstrated setting up an Enterprise Linux virtual machine, so if you haven’t already done so […]

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Configuring NTP on Enterprise Linux

In this post we’ll configure Network Time Protocol services in our local network. NTP provides time synchronisation which is important for authentication services and single-signon which we’ll set up in a later post. This post assumes you’ve already got an Enterprise Linux server setup. I’ll be using AlmaLinux that I installed in this post, although […]

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Setting Up Oracle Linux Automation Manager

Previously I wrote about using Ansible to manage the configuration of Linux servers. I love using Ansible and use it almost every day, however in a large Enterprise environment with multiple users and a lot of Ansible roles and playbooks, sometimes using Ansible on its own becomes difficult to maintain. In this post I’m going […]

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Joining Enterprise Linux to Active Directory

In this post I’ll outline the steps to join an Enterprise Linux host to Microsoft Active Directory for user account management. Why would you want to do this? In an Enterprise environment it’s common to have a mix of Windows and Unix/Linux machines that offer different services across the organisation. To resolve the issues of […]

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Installing Enterprise Linux

In this post I’m going to demonstrate the installation of Enterprise Linux in VMware. I’ll be installing the AlmaLinux distribution because it’s a completely free, community maintained Enterprise distribution, though the steps outlined here should be the same for all variants of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including Oracle Linux, Rocky Linux and CentOS. First of […]