"OpenLDAP" tag
FOSS in Academic Institutions

FOSS in Academic Institutions

In recent years, we have seen open source being widely adapted by many organisations around the world — not only because of its cost-effectiveness, but also because of its stability, reliability, flexibility and…

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…

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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