Integrating Linux and Microsoft training course contents
Replication concepts, OpenLDAP replication, replication log files, replica hubs, LDAP referrals, LDAP sync replication.
Securing the Directory
Securing the directory with SSL and TLS, Firewall considerations, Unauthenticated access methods, User/password authentication methods, Maintanence of SASL user DB, certificates.
OpenLDAP Server Performance Tuning
Measure OpenLDAP performance, Tune software configuration to increase performance, indexes.
OPENLDAP AS AN AUTHENTICATION BACKEND
Integration with PAM and NSS
Configure PAM to use LDAP for authentication, NSS to retrieve information from LDAP and PAM modules in UNIX.
Integrating LDAP with Active Directory and Kerberos
Kerberos integration with LDAP, Cross platform authentication, Single sign-on concepts, Integration and compatibility limitations between OpenLDAP and Active Directory.
Samba Concepts and Architecture
Samba daemons and components, key issues regarding heterogeneous network, Identify key TCP/UDP ports used with SMB/CIFS, Knowledge of Samba3 and Samba4 differences.
Samba server configuration file structure, variables and configuration parameters, Troubleshoot and debug configuration problems.
Regular Samba Maintenance
Monitor and interact with running Samba daemons, Perform regular backups of Samba configuration and state data.
Samba logging, Backup TDB files, Restore TDB files, Identify TDB file corruption, Edit / list TDB file content.
Internationalization character codes and code pages, differences in the name space between Windows and Linux/Unix with respect to share, names, user/group/computer naming in a non-English environment.
SAMBA SHARE CONFIGURATION
Linux File System and Share/Service Permissions
File / directory permission control, Samba interaction with Linux file system permissions and ACLs, Use Samba VFS to store Windows ACLs.
Printer sharing, integration between Samba and CUPS, Manage Windows print drivers and configure downloading of print drivers, security concerns with printer sharing.
SAMBA USER AND GROUP MANAGEMENT
Managing User Accounts and Groups
User and group accounts, mappings, user account management tools, smbpasswd, file/directory ownership of objects.
Authentication, Authorization and Winbind
Local password database, password synchronization, passdb backends, Convert between passdb backends, Integrate Samba with LDAP, Winbind service, PAM and NSS.
SAMBA DOMAIN INTEGRATION
Samba as a PDC and BDC
Domain membership and trust relationships, Create and maintain a PDC and BDC with Samba3/4, Add computers to an existing domain, logon scripts, roaming profiles, system policies.
Samba4 as an AD compatible Domain
Samba 4 as an AD DC, smbclient, how Samba integrates with AD services: DNS, Kerberos, NTP, LDAP.
Configure Samba as a Domain Member Server
Joining Samba to NT4 and AD domains, obtain a TGT from a KDC.
SAMBA NAME SERVICES
NetBIOS and WINS
WINS concepts, NetBIOS concepts, local master browser, domain master browser, Samba as a WINS server, name resolution, WINS replication, NetBIOS browsing and browser elections, NETBIOS name types.
Active Directory Name Resolution
DNS for Samba4 as an AD Domain Controller, DNS forwarding with the internal DNS server of Samba4.
WORKING WITH LINUX AND WINDOWS CLIENTS
SMB/CIFS concepts, remote CIFS shares from a Linux client, securely storing CIFS credentials, features and benefits of CIFS, permissions and file ownership of remote CIFS shares.
Working with Windows Clients
browse lists and SMB clients from Windows, Share file/print resources from Windows, the smbclient program, the Windows net utility.