Implementation and Practical Use of LDAP on the IBM eServer iSeries Server

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 29 April 2002, updated 21 May 2002

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ISBN-10: 0738424641
ISBN-13: 9780738424644
IBM Form #: SG24-6193-00
(590 pages)

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Authors: Thomas Barlen, Wolfgang Eckert, John Taylor, Klaus Tebbe, Wendy Thomson, Marc Willems


This IBM Redbooks publication will help system administrators and programmers to understand the concepts of directories. It also explains the major steps in planning and deploying a directory.

You will learn how to install and configure OS/400 Directory Services with all its features provided with OS/400 Version 5 Release 1. The implementation topics also teach you how to improve availability and scalability by exploiting directory replication and referral services. In a world where security is a key factor in establishing a reliable IT infrastructure, you also gain the skills to enable your LDAP directory server and client applications to securely communicate via the SSL protocol.

The book continues with detailed information about how to successfully manage your directory. This includes various tools, such as the IBM SecureWay Directory Management Tool and LDAP utilities. Detailed information is provided on how to secure your directory entries and their attributes using the Version 5 Release 1 attribute-level permission enhancements.

Based on a practical scenario that spans across the entire book, you will learn how to leverage OS/400 LDAP Directory Services to authenticate users and share configuration information with the IBM HTTP server for iSeries. You discover how Lotus Domino and WebSphere Application Server 4.0 exploit the OS/400 LDAP directory for Single Sign-On. Using the directory as an enterprise directory, you gain the knowledge to configure various e-mail client applications to look up e-mail addresses from a single directory. The book also describes how to directory-enable your applications using OS/400 APIs and the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI).

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Directory concepts
Chapter 2. Planning your directory
Chapter 3. The redbook example scenario
Part 2. Configuration and administration
Chapter 4. OS/400 LDAP Directory Services
Chapter 5. Managing an LDAP directory on iSeries
Chapter 6. IBM HTTP server for iSeries LDAP support
Chapter 7. Setting up LDAP on Domino server for iSeries
Part 3. Practical scenarios
Chapter 8. Single Sign-On with Domino and WebSphere 4.0
Chapter 9. LDAP directory: The enterprise directory for mail clients
Part 4. Developing directory-enabled applications
Chapter 10. Introduction
Chapter 11. Using APIs to directory-enable your applications
Chapter 12. Using the JNDI to search and update the directory
Part 5. Appendixes
Appendix A. Problem determination
Appendix B. Extending your directory schema
Appendix C. OS/400 and Domino LDAP history
Appendix D. Directory futures and trends
Appendix E. The BlueNotes Product Suite
Appendix F. Additional material

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