In this chapter, you learned how to create an LDAP server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. A large part of this chapter was devoted to managing the OpenLDAP environment with YaST; that's because YaST offers a far easier way to manage the LDAP server than the command-line utilities, which force you to create LDIF files first. You also learned how to set up OpenLDAP for user authentication. Be aware that OpenLDAP offers much more than that. SUSE Linux by default is configured to make it easy for you to add any kind of information to the LDAP server, such as DHCP or DNS information. This flexibility really makes OpenLDAP one of the most important services to run on your server. The next chapter covers the remote management of your server with utilities such as OpenSSH.


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