Integrating AIX into Heterogeneous LDAP Environments

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 31 May 2006, updated 28 November 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738497401
ISBN-13: 9780738497402
IBM Form #: SG24-7165-00
(368 pages)

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Authors: Chris Almond, Ed Geraghty, Philip Hsieh, Martin Loewer, Bill Moraca, John Tesch


This IBM Redbooks publication is a technical planning reference for IT organizations that are adding AIX 5L clients to an existing LDAP authentication and user management environment. It presents integration scenarios for the AIX 5L LDAP client with IBM Tivoli Directory Server, the Sun ONE Directory Server, and Microsoft Active Directory.

The sample integration scenarios can be used as a road map for administrators migrating AIX 5L users from traditional local file authentication to an LDAP server, or for adding new AIX 5L boxes to an environment where there are users already defined in the aforementioned directory server products.

- Part 1, "AIX and LDAP" on page 1: The chapters in Part 1 introduce the book, provide a history of AIX and LDAP integration, and provide a detailed discussion of LDAP migration planning topics.

- Part 2, "LDAP client integration" on page 99: This part starts with a detailed chapter on AIX 5L LDAP client installation, integration, and configuration topics that apply to all of the following specific integration scenarios. The rest of Part 2 includes chapters that describe integration scenarios for four LDAP server environments: Sun ONE , IBM Tivoli Directory Server, OpenLDAP, and Microsoft Windows 2003 Active Directory Server.

- Part 3, "Appendixes" on page 271: This part provides background and technical reference information supporting the integration scenarios presented in this book. The appendixes include IBM Tivoli Directory Server V6.0 Installation steps, Microsoft Windows 2003 Active Directory Server configuration procedures, example certificate authority setup procedures, an overview of schemas and migration tools, and an AIX 5L LDAP quick reference.

Table of contents

Part 1. AIX and LDAP
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. History of AIX and LDAP
Chapter 3. Planning for LDAP migration
Part 2. LDAP client integration
Chapter 4. AIX 5L Version 5.3 LDAP client configuration
Chapter 5. Scenario: Sun ONE LDAP server integration
Chapter 6. Scenario: IBM Tivoli Directory Server V6.0 integration
Chapter 7. Scenario: OpenLDAP integration
Chapter 8. Scenario: Microsoft Windows 2003 Active Directory integration
Appendix A. IBM Tivoli Directory Server V6.0 installation
Appendix B. Microsoft Windows 2003 Active Directory configuration
Appendix C. certificate authority setup
Appendix D. Schemas and migration tools
Appendix E. AIX LDAP quick reference

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