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 please setup a Linux system to work with, ideally to test authentication across multiple servers you’ll also have a second Linux server to work with as well. [Read More]
LDAP  Linux  RHEL 

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 user account management across a network of systems you’ll typically find a centralised directory service such as Microsoft Active Directory. [Read More]