29.6. For More Information

More complex subjects, like SASL configuration or establishment of a replicating LDAP server that distributes the workload among multiple slaves, were intentionally not included in this chapter. Detailed information about both subjects can be found in the OpenLDAP 2.2 Administrator's Guide (see below for references).

The Web site of the OpenLDAP project offers exhaustive documentation for beginning and advanced LDAP users:

OpenLDAP Faq-O-Matic

A very rich question and answer collection concerning installation, configuration, and employment of OpenLDAP. http://www.openldap.org/faq/data/cache/1.html.

Quick Start Guide

Brief step-by-step instructions for installing your first LDAP server.

http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin22/quickstart.html or on an installed system in /usr/share/doc/packages/openldap2/admin-guide/quickstart.html

OpenLDAP 2.2 Administrator's Guide

A detailed introduction to all important aspects of LDAP configuration, including access controls and encryption. http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin22/ or on an installed system in /usr/share/doc/packages/openldap2/admin-guide/index.html

The following redbooks from IBM regard LDAP:

Understanding LDAP

A detailed general introduction to the basic principles of LDAP: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg244986.pdf.

LDAP Implementation Cookbook

The target audience consists of administrators of IBM SecureWay Directory. However, important general information about LDAP is also contained here: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg245110.pdf.

Printed literature about LDAP:

The ultimate reference material for the subject of LDAP is the corresponding RFCs (request for comments), 2251 to 2256.

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