Now that you know how LDAP works, it's time to put it intopractice. In this article, find out how to compile, install and configurethe OpenLDAP software suite, create an LDAP directory for your organization,and add entries to it. Also included: a detailed discussion of how to searchthe database using both the UNIX client tools supplied with OpenLDAP, andthe LDAP client built into Qualcomm Eudora.
In the first part of this article, I took you on a tour of the theory behind LDAP, the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. That article was intended to familiarize you with how LDAP works, and give you the theoretical backing necessary to create, manipulate and search an LDAP directory.
With all the theory out of the way, it's time to actually do something with all that information. In this second part, I will be focusing exclusively on practical realities, demonstrating how to configure and use an LDAP directory with the OpenLDAP software suite. Keep reading!