LDAPman's directory articles
I'm in the process of producing a series of articles for www.sendmail.net,
covering the topic of LDAP. My intent is to create a series of articles
designed to walk you through the entire process of deploying an LDAP-based
set of Directory Enabled applications and services. This is not a
trivial task, so I'll be writing the articles as a series of bite-sized
Want to know what topics are coming up? Look below. If you
don't see a topic that you're really interested in, please send
Spanish translations of the articles below are also available, thanks to the work of Pere Benavent
This article is a introductory primer, breifly covering
each of these topics:
What is LDAP, anyway?
When should you use LDAP to store your data?
The structure of an LDAP Directory store
Individual LDAP records
Customizing your Directory's Object Classes
An example of an individual LDAP entry.
Security & Access control
Technical details on how to design your LDAP directory
tree. Topics include:
What is a directory tree? What do they look like?
Choosing your directory's base DN
An example of a directory tree
Planning your directory topology
Part 1 - What is an LDAP Directory Schema?
Part 1 - Understanding LDAP Attributes
Part 2 - Understanding LDAP Object classes
Part 3 - Designing and implementing your own object classes
Customizing You LDAP Directory Schema
(from www.sendmail.net, published August 2000)
A three part series covering all the basics about planning for, and
extending, your directory structure.
Future article titles:
Sendmail integration with LDAP -- storage of email routing information
Installing an LDAP Directory Server
LDIF files and command-line tools: ldapadd, ldapsearch, and ldapmodify
LDAP Query Techniques
PerlDAP - A System Administrator's friend
Integrating your LDAP Directory with your Application Environment