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Integrating AIX into Heterogeneous LDAP Environments

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.


Published on 31 May 2006, updated 28 November 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738497401
ISBN-13: 9780738497402
IBM Form #: SG24-7165-00

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

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    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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