This book is organized into the following chapters:
Chapter 1 "Introducing LDAP in the Solaris Operating Environment" Provides an overview of LDAP-based directory services, the methodologies used to successfully deploy LDAP, and describes terms and concepts commonly used throughout this book.
Chapter 2 "Assessing Your Needs for Naming Service Transition and Consolidation" Deals with issues of legacy naming services and reasons why you would move to LDAP-based naming services. This chapter presents business reasons for making the transition, and offers tips on migration planning.
Chapter 3 "Defining Directory Service Security Architecture" Discusses the Solaris OE security model for user authentication and naming service. An example of how to extend the security methods to match your company specific security policies is also provided.
Chapter 4 "Deploying Solaris OE LDAP Naming Services" Explains methodologies for deploying LDAP as a naming service along with deployment procedures. How to automate the installation and configuration is discussed with step-by-step examples provided.
Chapter 5 "Migrating Legacy Data to LDAP" Covers migration strategies and the tools that are available for migration. Emphasis is on how to import existing naming service data, and how to configure the directory services to co-exist with legacy naming services.
Chapter 6 "Management Tools and Toolkits" Provides a survey of tools available from several sources for managing your LDAP naming service data, and provides examples of how to use them effectively. This chapter also describes how to create your own customized tools for managing naming service data.
Chapter 7 "Performing Administrative Tasks" Presents tricks and tips for administering directory data. The topics covered in this chapter are topics that are not conventionally covered in product documentation.
Chapter 8 "Selecting Storage for Optimum Directory Server Performance" Describes how to choose the right computer hardware for directory server deployment based on performance characteristics.
Chapter 9 "Performing Directory Server Benchmarks" Describes the methods and tools used by the Sun Performance Group to characterize the performance of the Sun ONE Directory Server software.
Chapter 10 "Emerging Directory Technologies" Covers important new technologies. These include Directory Service Markup Language (DSML), Sun ONE Identity Synchronization for the Windows (ISW) platform and the NIS to LDAP (N2L) transition service.
The following appendices provide supporting material:
Appendix A, "LDAP Standards Information" Provides references to important documents such as RFCs.
Appendix B, "LDAP v3 Result Codes" Explains some of the common LDAP error codes that might be returned by your LDAP server.
Appendix C, "Using snoop with LDAP" Provides information and examples on how to use the snoop utility to debug network related LDAP problems.
Appendix D, "Solaris OE 9 PAM Architecture" Details the PAM application programming interface (API) and the PAM service provider interface (SPI). Also included are procedures on how to effectively write PAM modules when using the Solaris 9 OE.
The Glossary Provides a list of terms and acronyms used in this book.