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Storage management using Openfiler

Storage Management using Openfiler, Part 1

Many companies use the file-sharing features of a popular proprietary desktop operating system. The main constraint is the limit on simultaneous connections to a single file share (10). The proprietary solution is to…

Two-factor authentication

Setup Two-Factor Authentication using OpenOTP

This article is a description of how to use OpenOTP, by RCDevs, to set up a complete environment for two-factor authentication on various servers and for various applications. Readers should have knowledge of…

Puppet resource types

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 3: Resource Types & Example Configs

The previous article in this series focused on creating users, groups and files (based on home directories). Let’s now look at the various types of resources provided by Puppet, by default, and at…

Automating data centre management

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 2: User & Group Management

In our last session, we had learnt how to set up a basic Puppet server and client architecture. Today, we will look at how to create users and groups, and a little bit…

Understanding the OpenLDAP schema

OpenLDAP, Part 3: Understanding the LDAP Schema

In this article, we will explore LDAP concepts such as schema, ObjectClasses and attributes — these will help us build an LDAP server capable of authenticating Linux users. To understand ACLs and LDAP…

OpenLDAP security

OpenLDAP, Part 2: Adding Basic Security Measures

In the second part of the series on OpenLDAP, we’ll cover rootdn password encryption with slappasswd, understand slapd.conf file structure, disable anonymous directory reads, and ACLs (access controls). In Part 1, we had…

Getting started with OpenLDAP

OpenLDAP, Part 1: Setting Up the Directory Server

Let us begin this series on LDAP by setting up OpenLDAP on our machines and unravelling its mysteries as the series progresses. OpenLDAP is the open source implementation of the LDAP protocol to…

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