AIX LDAP

I need to install an LDAP for AIX, and implement LDAP authentication. Is there any open source LDAPs that install nicely on AIX and how to install it? Also, any easy docs on how to setup LDAP authentication?
AIX25Asked:
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VenabiliCommented:
LDAP authentication from where? An application? On the box itself? Something else? If you mean the OS iteself: http://ramses.smeyers.be/varia/aix/ldap/

As for installing... what's wrong with IBM Directory Server?

If you prefer openLdap http://www.engenio.com/tas_download/htdocs/docs/relnotes/aix/aixldapsmitweb.html or  http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Miscellaneous/Q_20519987.html  should get you started.

What exactly are you trying to do and what problems you have with it?
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AIX25Author Commented:
"As for installing... what's wrong with IBM Directory Server?" Is that free? Or does it cost money?
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VenabiliCommented:
No, it is not free - but if you have an AIX, you might as well check if it had not be purchased as well.

If not - OpenLDAP should work. What AIX version do you have?
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AIX25Author Commented:
No, we are only looking for open-source ldaps.

I have version 5.3 and 6.1

I have never worked an LDAP. The link you provided, talks about setting up a schema etc..

I'm a newbie with ldap, are you an expert in ldap? Because I don't know where to start.

Thanks
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VenabiliCommented:
Depends on your definition of an expert - had been dealing with them in one way or another for the last 8 years or so. :)

Ok - let me see if I can find you an easy to start from place. The bad news is that at least last time I needed it, there was not a ready to use bundle so I had to compile the openLDAP from source.

if you have two aix boxes, which one you will use as an LDAP server?
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AIX25Author Commented:
Well right now, I just want to setup it up alone one box which will be 5.3

But, will I in the future be able to add more servers?
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VenabiliCommented:
So all of them run as LDAP servers? Basically what you want to do is to install it one one box and then any other server to use it as a LDAP server.

The LDAP is basically kind of a DB -- if you want  to connect to an Oracle DB, you won't install it everywhere, you will just connect to it. Same with LDAP.

Ok - looking at the IBM page, they seem to have the openldap package: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/aix/linux/toolbox/date.html - you need openldap-2.0.21 (unless if you want the dev package as well - then get both)

So let's start there - download, see if the installation succeds (no reason not to) and we will take ot ftom there
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AIX25Author Commented:
This is the error I got:

# rpm -Uvh openldap-2.0.21-4.aix4.3.ppc.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
        db >= 3.3.11 is needed by openldap-2.0.21-4
        libdb.a(libdb-3.3.so.0) is needed by openldap-2.0.21-4
#

Have any idea what could cause this?
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AIX25Author Commented:
I found it, it was on the same site you provided. I will upgrade it.
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AIX25Author Commented:
Here is my updated output:

# rpm -Uvh db-3.3.11-4.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
db                          ##################################################
# rpm -Uvh openldap-2.0.21-4.aix4.3.ppc.rpm
openldap                    ##################################################
#

I have openldap installed. What is the next recommended step?
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AIX25Author Commented:
The day is over, I will be back on tomorrow.
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VenabiliCommented:
I was looking through some of my links: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tssfsv21/v1r0m0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.sanfs222.doc/fog0_t_config_openldap_serv.html should get you started basically. Or http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/ref-guide/s1-ldap-quickstart.html - I know it is for RH but in this case it should also work on AIX (trying to find you a better reference in the meantime)
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jwillekeCommented:
Regardless of the LDAP server, you will probably want to look into the use of the pam_ldap and pam_nss modules for use with AIX.
There are packages from IBM or from padl (http://www.padl.com/).

These modules will allow your user accounts to come from LDAP instead of being used from local files or NIS.

There are several LDAP servers available for LDAP including:
http://directory.apache.org/
and
http://www.opends.org/

Which only require a JVM and some RAM and disk space.


-jim



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