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This is the 2nd Part of the article. You can read 1st part here. Just to let you be aligned with us, we considered
- The name of the central server is ldap1.yourcompany.com with IP 192.168.100.201
- To test the configuration we have another server internal.yourcompany.com with IP 192.168.100.10
- sifatpeter is the name of the user we will use for testing the solution
which was defined in the 1st part of the article. We ensured that the ldap service was configured and the service was up and running. Be informed that the ldap daemon named is slapd, for openldap suit.
Using same password to login multiple systems was an ambition for System Administrators from long time back. Network Information System (NIS) was one of the early implementation to achieve that goal. But NIS had few drawbacks which required strong alternative to support the requirement. We know, LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) was originally developed to provide directory services based on the X.500 standard. Microsoft used LDAP Active Directory Service and Novell used for Novell Directory Services (NDS) products. LDAP’s inherent features makes it a strong alternative for NIS to be used for central authentication.In this article we will try to show you how you can achieve central authentication system using Linux and LDAP for SSH login.