New PDF release: AIX and Linux Interoperabilty

By IBM Redbooks, Abhijit Chavan, International Business Machines Corporation

This IBM Redbook discusses interoperability when it comes to UNIX to UNIX go platform information sharing and user/system administration. This redbook additionally demonstrates the similarities and ameliorations among the AIX and Linux working platforms.

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A sample window of the Web browser is shown in Figure 2-3. Figure 2-3 IBM Directory Server Web administration interface Password encoding In Example 2-2 on page 19, the userPassword attribute begins with the “{crypt}” string. This string denotes the password encoding format (password hash function). The server supports three hashes: crypt, sha-1, and imask. The default setting is imask, which is a two-way encoding function, unlike crypt and sha-1. If your applications require clear text passwords, this is the option you should choose.

The slapd server is modular, for example, additional back ends may be implemented and dynamically loaded without the core code change. Naturally, the database configuration options depend on the back-end’s nature. However, many options are common to all back-end types. The database most commonly used is ldbm, which is the Berkeley DB implementation. The suffix keyword defines the common DN suffix for the 28 AIX and Linux Interoperabilty database. The rootdn and rootpw keywords specify the administrators DN and the password.

2 AIX LDAP client setup The AIX LDAP client may cooperate with the OpenLDAP server. Some persuasion is needed, but it is not overly complicated. kdb -u NONE The -u option prevents the program from configuring users in the /etc/security/user to use LDAP. cfg file. Edit the file using a text editor such as vi and make sure that the contents matches the one we show in Example 2-12 on page 45. kdb file is the key database we created previously. It must include our local CA certificate in order to be able to verify the LDAP server’s identity.

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