Course Information
Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication with Exam (RH424)
Association Certification
Upon request
5 days- every Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification is required to take the exam (EX423) or enroll in a version of this course that includes the exam (RH424)

  • For those who want to take this course without the exam (RH423 or RH423VT) and who have not earned their RHCE, confirmation of the correct skill set knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment

Course Content

Course content summary

  • Understanding basic LDAP concepts
  • Configuration and management of Red Hat Directory Server
  • Cross-platform integration of directory services
  • Managing user authentication with PAM and glibc NSS
  • Using Kerberos and LDAP to centrally manage user authentication
  • Using LDAP referrals and replication for distributed, highly available directory server performance
  • Exploring options for integration with Microsoft Active Directory authentication
Course Objective
Course Outline

Introduction to directory services

  • What is a directory?
  • LDAP: models, schema, and attributes
  • Object classes
  • LDIF

The LDAP naming model

  • Directory information trees and Distinguished Names
  • X.500 and "Internet" naming suffixes
  • Planning the directory hierarchy

Red Hat Directory Server: Basic configuration

  • Installation and setup of Red Hat® Directory Server
  • Using the Red Hat console
  • Using logging to monitor Red Hat Directory Server activity
  • Backing up and restoring the directory
  • Basic performance tuning with indexes

Searching and modifying the LDAP directory

  • Using command-line utilities to search the directory
  • Search filter syntax
  • Updating the directory

Red Hat Directory Server: authentication and security

  • Configuring TLS security
  • Using access control instructions (ACIs)
  • ACIs and the Red Hat console

Linux user authentication with NSS and PAM

  • Understanding authentication and authorization
  • Name service switch (NSS)
  • Advanced pluggable authentication modules (PAM) configuration

Centralized user authentication with LDAP

  • Central account management with LDAP
  • Using migration scripts to migrate existing data into an LDAP server
  • LDAP user authentication

Kerberos and LDAP

  • Introduction to Kerberos
  • Configuring the Kerberos key distribution center (KDC) and clients
  • Configuring LDAP to support Kerberos

Directory referrals and replication

  • Referrals and replication
  • Single master configuration
  • Multiple master configuration
  • Planning for directory server availability

Cross-platform centralized identity management

  • Synchronizing Red Hat Directory Server with Active Directory
  • Managing users with Winbind and LDAP
  • Mapping attributes between Linux® and Microsoft Windows
Who should attend
  • Experienced Linux system administrators responsible for user account information and secured enterprise authentication mechanisms of 1 or more Linux systems

  • System administrators who have configured directory services and authentication on other operating systems but now want to perform those tasks on a Linux system

  • Experienced system administrators wanting to integrate directory service and authentication mechanisms across multiple operating systems

  • RHCEs interested in earning Red Hat Certificates of Expertise, or Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS) or Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS) certifications

Contact: 3571-7711