This redbook will help system administrators and programmers to understand the concepts of directories. It also explains the major steps in planning and deploying a directory.
You will learn how to install and configure IBM i Directory Services with all its features provided with IBM i Version 5 Release 1. The implementation topics also teach you how to improve availability and scalability by exploiting directory replication and referral services. In a world where security is a key factor in establishing a reliable IT infrastructure, you also gain the skills to enable your LDAP directory server and client applications to securely communicate via the SSL protocol.
The redbook continues with detailed information about how to successfully manage your directory. This includes various tools, such as the IBM SecureWay Directory Management Tool and LDAP utilities. Detailed information is provided on how to secure your directory entries and their attributes using the Version 5 Release 1 attribute-level permission enhancements.
Based on a practical scenario that spans across the entire redbook, you will learn how to leverage IBM i LDAP Directory Services to authenticate users and share configuration information with the IBM HTTP server for IBM i. You discover how Lotus Domino and WebSphere Application Server 4.0 exploit the IBM i LDAP directory for Single Sign-On. Using the directory as an enterprise directory, you gain the knowledge to configure various e-mail client applications to look up e-mail addresses from a single directory. The redbook also describes how to directory-enable your applications using IBM i APIs and the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI).
e-Directories Enterprise Software, Solutions, and Services by Daniel E. House, Timothy Hahn, Louis Mauget and Richard Daugherty. ISBN 0-201-70039-5. Published by Addison-Wesley Professional.
This book is for information system architects, enterprise software developers, consultants, students, and technology managers who need to understand the architecture, benefits and services provided by directories. The goal is to provide the reader with background, motivation, and details on building enterprise software solutions using directory services.
Part 1 introduces the problem, including the origins of directories, the fundamental problems, and the history behind directory services. Part 2 describes how enterprise software characteristics relate to directory services (availability, security and usage catagories). Part 3 contains more details about directory services on directory replication and partitioning, schemas, APIs and protocols and descriptions of some directory products including IBM SecureWay Directory, Novell Directory Services (NDS), Netscape Directory Server, Microsoft Active Directory, Lotus Domino Name and Address Book, and Banyan Vines. Part 4 consists of case studies and Part 5 is the reference section with URLs, API and protocol descriptions, RFCs, and other information.
A CD is provided with contents of the book, example programs, IBM SecureWay LDAP Directory Server for Microsoft Windows and other supporting products, C LDAP client software developer kits (SDKs) for Microsoft Windows, Sun Solaris, and IBM AIX. Also a multiplatform JNDI client SDK and complete versions of useful Redbooks from IBM Engineers is included.