OpenLDAP Server Administration Course Overview

OpenLDAP Server Administration Course Overview

The OpenLDAP Server Administration course provides comprehensive training on managing directory services using the OpenLDAP software. It's designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, maintain, and secure an LDAP-based directory service.

Module 1 serves as an introduction, explaining the concept of a directory, LDAP protocols, and the importance of schemas and object classes. In Module 2, students learn about the LDAP naming model, including directory information trees and how to plan a directory hierarchy.

With Module 3, the focus shifts to basic configuration of an OpenLDAP server, such as installation, LDIF usage, and setting up logging and indexing. Module 4 delves into authentication and security, guiding through TLS configuration and Access Control Lists.

Module 5 centers on searching and modifying the LDAP directory, while Module 6 explores Linux user authentication using NSS and PAM. Module 7 further expands on centralized user authentication with LDAP, including migrating existing data and automating services.

Module 8 introduces Kerberos and its integration with LDAP. Module 9 covers directory replication for high availability. Finally, Modules 10 and 11 address integrating Linux with Windows clients and Active Directory environments, respectively.

This course is valuable for IT professionals who will gain the ability to effectively manage user authentication, improve security, and ensure seamless cross-platform integration, thereby enhancing organizational efficiency and security posture.

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Course Prerequisites

To ensure that you gain the maximum benefit from the OpenLDAP Server Administration course, the following prerequisites are recommended. These prerequisites are designed to provide a solid foundation that will facilitate your understanding of the course material and enhance your learning experience:

  • Basic understanding of networking concepts, such as IP addressing, network protocols, and client-server architecture.
  • Familiarity with Linux operating system environments, including command-line proficiency and file system navigation.
  • Knowledge of basic system administration tasks in Linux, such as installing packages, editing configuration files, and managing services.
  • Awareness of security principles, including authentication and authorization mechanisms.
  • Some exposure to database concepts and data management practices could be beneficial, although not strictly required.

Please note that while prior experience with directory services or LDAP is not necessary, it can be advantageous for grasping the concepts more quickly. Our course is structured to guide you step by step, from the basics to more advanced practices, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of OpenLDAP Server Administration regardless of your starting level.

Target Audience for OpenLDAP Server Administration

Koenig Solutions’ OpenLDAP Server Administration course equips IT professionals with essential skills for managing directory services and LDAP servers.

  • System Administrators and Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • IT Support Specialists
  • Security Engineers and Consultants
  • Infrastructure Architects
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Database Administrators dealing with authentication
  • Technical IT Managers
  • Software Developers with a focus on security and authentication
  • Identity Access Management (IAM) Professionals
  • Professionals working with Linux/Unix systems requiring LDAP integration

Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this OpenLDAP Server Administration?

  1. Introduction: The OpenLDAP Server Administration course equips students with comprehensive skills to manage and implement directory services using OpenLDAP, focusing on configuration, security, integration, and replication.

  2. Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of directory services and the role of LDAP in managing directory information.
  • Learn LDAP models, schema, attributes, and object classes to design and implement an efficient directory structure.
  • Gain the ability to plan and create a directory hierarchy with appropriate naming suffixes and distinguished names.
  • Install and configure the OpenLDAP Directory Server, including the use of LDIF files and setting up logging and indexing.
  • Implement security measures by configuring TLS and Access Control Lists to protect directory information.
  • Master LDAP directory search operations and update mechanisms, along with the use of graphical LDAP client utilities.
  • Integrate Linux user authentication using Name Service Switch (NSS) and Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM).
  • Set up centralized user authentication with LDAP, including account management and data migration strategies.
  • Configure Kerberos authentication in conjunction with LDAP for enhanced security.
  • Understand and set up directory replication for high availability, including master and slave configurations.
  • Learn how to authenticate Windows clients using LDAP and Samba as a Primary Domain Controller (PDC).
  • Explore interoperability between Active Directory servers and Linux clients, including the integration of Active Directory services with Linux systems.