Deploying OpenLDAP: A New Book from Apress

Julie Miller writes “Berkeley, CA—28 December 2004—For all the work and time invested in using OpenLDAP, not enough time has been spent designing the layout and the logic of directories. System architects often don’t give appropriate attention to the deployment of OpenLDAP as a standards-based system with interfacing ability. Thus, many of its best features become unusable.

As a remedy, Deploying OpenLDAP, by Tom Jackiewicz, delves into the logic and practical application of directories. For a programmer that already knows advanced programming implementation, but doesn’t fully understand how all pieces fit together, this book surpasses explaining “what is,†to instead show “how to.â€

“I chose OpenLDAP as the platform because the open-source community encourages standardization and doesn’t focus on the proprietary features of commercial systems,†Jackiewicz explains. “Whether or not OpenLDAP is your choice for a directory within your organization, the lessons you’ll learn about directory design and integration will be useful.â€

Highlights of Deploying OpenLDAP:

* Explains how to consolidate data, plan for data creation and migration, and create the most useful infrastructure
* Clarifies configuration files and the base set of tools
* Shows how to integrate LDAP into the user’s current environment based upon available API’s

“The goal of this book is to show you the types of decisions you’ll need to make about your OpenLDAP environment before even downloading any software,†Jackiewicz says.

Apress Authors: The Expert’s Voice™

Tom Jackiewicz is currently responsible for global LDAP and e-mail architecture at a Fortune 100 company. Over the past 12 years, he has worked on the e-mail and LDAP capabilities of the Palm VII, helped architect many large-scale ISPs servicing millions of active e-mail users, and audited security for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Jackiewicz has held management, engineering and consulting positions at Applied Materials, Motorola and Winstar GoodNet. Jackiewicz has also published articles on network security and monitoring, IT infrastructure, Solaris, Linux, DNS, LDAP and LDAP security. He lives in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, where he relies on public transportation plus a bicycle to transport himself to the office—fashionably late.

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Deploying OpenLDAP
Tom Jackiewicz
Published November 2004
ISBN: 1-59059-413-4 * $39.99 * 344 pages”