Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication (RH423)

Manage and deploy directory services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems

Course outline

Introduction to directory services

  • What is a directory?

  • LDAP: models, schema, and attributes

  • Object classes

  • LDIF

The LDAP naming model

  • Directory information trees and Distinguished Names

  • X.500 and "Internet" naming suffixes

  • Planning the directory hierarchy

Red Hat Directory Server: basic configuration

  • Installation and setup of Red Hat® Directory Server

  • Using the Red Hat console

  • Using logging to monitor Red Hat Directory Server activity

  • Backing up and restoring the directory

  • Basic performance tuning with indexes

Searching and modifying the LDAP directory

  • Using command-line utilities to search the directory

  • Search filter syntax

  • Updating the directory

Red Hat Directory Server: authentication and security

  • Configuring TLS security

  • Using access control instructions (ACIs)

  • ACIs and the Red Hat console

Linux user authentication with NSS and PAM

  • Understanding authentication and authorization

  • Name service switch (NSS)

  • Advanced pluggable authentication modules (PAM) configuration

Centralized user authentication with LDAP

  • Central account management with LDAP

  • Using migration scripts to migrate existing data into an LDAP server

  • LDAP user authentication

Kerberos and LDAP

  • Introduction to Kerberos

  • Configuring the Kerberos key distribution center (KDC) and clients

  • Configuring LDAP to support Kerberos

Directory referrals and replication

  • Referrals and replication

  • Single master configuration

  • Multiple master configuration

  • Planning for directory server availability

Cross-platform centralized identity management

  • Synchronizing Red Hat Directory Server with Active Directory

  • Managing users with Winbind and LDAP

  • Mapping attributes between Linux® and Microsoft Windows

Note: Course outline is subject to change with technology advances and as the nature of the underlying job evolves. For questions or confirmation on a specific objective or topic, please contact a training specialist.