This course provides students with focused, hands-on training for deploying a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory server in the GNU/Linux operating system environment. The course teaches students how to set up, install, structure, and configure naming services and authentication using OpenLDAP, as well as integration with other existing technology (SAMBA, Apache, Active Directory). Students are assumed to have a basic understanding of Linux or UNIX environments as well as fundamental client/server concepts.
These classnotes are organized by topic. More often than not, these topics will also coincide with particular days in the class. The topics will be presented in the following order: