OpenLDAP Workshop Training Course

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Duration Duration

21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

No previous knowledge of LDAP is required

Overview Overview

This is a 3 day hands-on training course covering LDAP and OpenLDAP from the ground up.

Course Outline Course Outline

OpenLDAP overview

  • Comparison with web and relational databases
  • Entry structure
  • Tree structure
  • Simple searches
  • Attributes Syntaxes and Object Classes
  • RootDSE and subschema subentry
  • LDAP Operations
  • LDIF
  • Command-line tools
  • GUI tools
    • Phpldapadmin - Installation and Configuration

Basic configuration and maintenance

  • Installation from source code and decisions to be made at the build time
  • Installation from packages
  • Server structure: front-end, overlays, back-ends
    • Evolution of disk-based backends
  • Building test servers
  • Differences for production servers
  • Static configuration using slapd.conf
  • Dynamic configuration via cn=config
  • Conversion from slapd.conf to cn=config
  • Monitoring via cn=monitor
  • Backup and restore procedures
  • Conversion from hdb to mdb backend
  • Upgrading between OpenLDAP versions

Authentication and Authorisation using LDAP

  • Bind methods: simple, SASL, public-key, Kerberos
  • Security of passwords: ldap:/// ldaps:/// ldapi:///
  • Representing groups in LDAP
  • Using LDAP for Authentication and authorisation of other services
    • Apache - Basic Auth configuration mechanism
  • Management of system users with OpenLDAP
    • RFC2307 / RFC2307bis / DBIS
    • Configuration of NSS and PAM
    • nss-pam-ldapd vs SSSD

SSL/TLS

  • Certificate hierachies
  • Using TLS with OpenLDAP: Server certs, Client certs and SASL EXTERNAL

Access Control

  • Basic ACLs
  • Limits
  • Access Control Policy
  • Testing ACLs

Distributed directories

  • Replication, Chaining, and Referral
  • Master-slave
  • Mirrormode

Extending the schema

  • Simple Schema Design
  • OIDs
  • Schema definition files
  • Designing the Directory Information Tree

Working with existing applications and services

  • Directory synchronisation and transformation tools
  • LDAP proxies, firewalls and entry mapping

Bookings, Prices and Enquiries

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Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
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The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet. More Information

The more delegates, the greater the savings per delegate. Table reflects price per delegate and is used for illustration purposes only, actual prices may differ.

Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 $8375 $4725
2 $4800 $2925
3 $3608 $2325
4 $3013 $2025
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