Chapter 64. RH423: Red Hat Enterprise Directory services and authentication

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Manage and deploy directory services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

64.1. Course Description

RH423 is an intensive course that provides four days of instruction and labs on cross-platform integration of directory services to provide authentication or information service across the enterprise.

64.1.1. Prerequisites

RH253 at a minimum, RHCE certification preferred, or comparable skills and knowledge. All prospective course participants without RHCE certification are encouraged to verify skills with Red Hat's free online pre—assessment tests. Note: Persons should not enroll in RH423 without meeting the above prerequisites. All prospective course participants who do not possess RHCE certification are strongly advised to contact Red Hat Global Learning Services for a skills assessment when they enroll.

64.1.2. Goal

RH423 trains senior system administrators to manage and deploy directory services on and for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. Gaining an understanding of the basic concepts, configuration, and management of LDAP—based services is central to this course. Students will integrate standard network clients and services with the directory service in order to take advantage of its capabilities. We will also look at PAM, the Pluggable Authentication Modules system, and how it is integrated with services that require authentication and authorization.

64.1.3. Audience

Senior Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators and other IT professionals working in enterprise environments and mission-critical systems.

64.1.4. Course Objectives

  1. Basic LDAP concepts
  2. How to configure and manage an OpenLDAP server
  3. Using LDAP as a "white pages" directory service
  4. Using LDAP for user authentication and management
  5. Integrating multiple LDAP servers

64.1.5. Follow-on Courses

RHS333 Enterprise Security: Securing Network Services
RH401 Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management
RH436 Red Hat Enterprise Storage Mgmt. (p. 16)
RH442 Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning
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