OpenLDAP Client User Authentication

Hands-On Lab


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Terrence Cox

Senior Vice President of Content





Using a central authentication service in your organization isn't just a good idea - it's a great one. There's no reason to have different copies of user information on every server. Using OpenLDAP and PAM can enable clients to authenticate users without having a copy of user information locally.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.

You've been tasked to set up a central authentication server for your organization. Your team has decided on an OpenLDAP server to have clients authenticate against.

The base ldif files are provided in /root/LDAP/LDAP. You'll need to install the required packages and set the server up, and then verify that the settings are correct by using the Client server provided.