389 Directory Server


All the information you can store in a Network Information Service (NIS) can also be stored in an LDAP server. This article describes how to use the 389 Directory Server to function as a Network Information Service by showing how to store the list of service as an example.

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An SSL connection to Active Directory is required in order to update a user’s password using LDAP. This article describes how to configure and test 389 Directory Server to synchronize with an Active Directory Server via an SSL LDAP connection.

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389 Directory Server, formerly called the Fedora Directory Server, is an enterprise-class open source LDAP server for Linux. 389 Directory Server is very mature and very powerful, below are some of its features.

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389 Directory Server have the capability to synchronize with Active Directory. But this capability is not perfect. I’ll discuss below the problems you may encounter when using the synchronization feature.

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This article is describes how to use the plug-ins installed in 389 Directory Server. We will use the Distributed Numeric Assignment plug-in, a plug-in that automatically assigns unique uid numbers to new user entries as they are created, as an example.

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This article is a very basic guide in using the 389 Management Console to manage the 389 Directory Server.

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This article describes how to synchronize the Active Directory password to 389 Directory Server using the PassSync utility.

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This article describes how to install an SSL certificate in 389 Directory Server to be able to use encypted SSL connection during synchronization. If you will be synchronizing with an Active Directory server, make sure SSL is enabled. You’ll also need a base-64 encoded SSL certificate from your Active Directory server.

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This article describes how to configure the 389 Directory Server to synchronize entries with an Active Directory Server.

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389 Directory Server formerly the Fedora Directory Server is an enterprise-class open source LDAP server for Linux. This article will show you how to setup the 389 Directory Server.

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