Title: LDAP and centralized authentication for Linux boxes


This is a one hour seminar on one site's use of LDAP (the lightweight
directory access protocol) as a solution to centralized authentication
for Linux boxes. The site uses a LDAP directory server to manage user
and password information for all of its workstations and servers.

Along the way it manages to use LDAP to manage access to its imap
mailboxes, to floating workstations with the user environment moving
with them, to control access to Samba shares, and even to control
access to PostgresSQL databases.

I am not an expert - this is experiences in a smallish site that has
started from scratch with an integrated security model and plan. It
works, its manageable.

This seminar was recently presented at the UniForum 2002 Conference in