Hi All - LDAP/MSNetworking Gurus....
Hope someone here can direct me to resources (and relay some experience) actually using openLDAP in a production heterogeneous network -- linux/win2000.
My 3 -Questions:
1) What's the best resource out there (collection of links/resources with real examples) that will help me install an openLDAP instance (not just "general" talk about it) -- and synchronize with an existing Win2000-SAM / PrimaryDomainController ?
2) Can someone direct me to specific open-source technology -- combinations, names -- that where used (and worked) in production ?
I've already researched:
Also looked into: MKS AD4Unix - plug-in... but I don't think it's open source ?
3) I would like to setup an openLDAP instance (on a linux box) that synchronizes initially with a Win2000-SAM/PDC and later an MSActiveDirectory. I can setup SAMBA (as long as it's NOT the PDC) if it helps ? though I would prefer to synch. with the Microsoft world directly using open source tools/utilities.
I'll use this openLDAP instance to:
a) authenticate my Linux/Unix boxes -- using existing user passwords from the MS world.
b) authenticate all my WebApplications -- and ApplicationServer related needs
c) in future I would also like to synchronize with LotusDomino accounts and perhaps DB2 info.
BUT -- I would not want these sources of information to be replicated into the MS-SAM/PDC - or AD.
My team would like to start writing API's / authentication against LDAP -- but we don't want to wait for our company's ActiveServer implementation. Also -- we don't want to be manually maintaining all this LDAP user account info. -- we want to use "synchronization" tools that help us leverage the diverse sources of user account info. we've already got spread across our enterprise.
*** Now finally -- the last question -- is what I'm describing above possible, tested, documented ?? Is there somekind of documented roadmap I could follow with suggestions for utilities and tools ??
Really hoping someone can get me on the fast track with this.....
It's very easy to drown in all the information out there on this topic.
I'm looking for something clear, concise, proven -- hope I'm not dreaming ;))
Hope to hear from someone soon.....