Export contacts from a Windows AddressBook (.wab) to LDAP

This article was first written in December 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/193). Convert your .wab file with libwab – turns Windows Address Book (WAB) files into ldif. Then, import the newly-created ldif file into your LDAP server, after…

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OpenLDAP

This article was first written in August 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/153). OpenLDAP is an open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. The suite includes: slapd – stand-alone LDAP server slurpd – stand-alone LDAP replication server…

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LDAP, Active Directory and LDAP/SSO

[digg=http://digg.com/software/LDAP_Active_Directory_and_LDAP_SSO] I’ve had to reply to part of a call for tender today. The interesting question was “Can Dokeos interact with our LDAP/SSO system?”. So first I should review the vocabulary a bit. After searching the web for a while,…

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OpenLDAP online backups

This article was first written in June 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/269). For BDB and HDB backends only, online backups (ie without stopping slapd to backup) are possible with slapcat. For example, to backup the directory “dc=example,dc=com” to…

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HOWTO Use Samba as PDC using LDAP on Debian

This article was first written in October 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/180). Starting from Debian Sarge, the Samba version which ship with Debian is 3.0.x. This is the first real version to support well being a PDC while…

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Cross-platform file and print server running GNU/Linux

GNU/Linux is particularly adapted as file server for Microsoft Windows, MacOS (any version) and UNIX workstations. It is adapted to serving printers to them as well and, as every UNIX, is well-suited as application server (mail, web, DHCP, …). Users and…

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