LDAP and Novell's eDirectory

It's been a long time since I have used Novell's Netware for anything and at that time I was using it for a file and print server. Recently I have been using OpenLDAP on Linux and have been experimenting extracting info from AD using Linux tools. Out of interest I thought about testing eDirectory with OpenLDAP too.

I have built a NetWare 6.5 server as a guest running in Virtual Box. Netware 6.5 in Virtual Box.

The NDS tree hierachy follows the same pattern as for the AD w2k3 server, it is located in a subdomain the Netware server is authoritative for, nds.mydomain.pri. The server related objects are placed in OU=servers, DC=nds, DC=mydomain, DC=pri and users are in OU=users, DC=nds, DC=mydomain, DC=pri.

A basic search query looks like this:-

-bash-3.2$ ldapsearch -h -x -D cn=admin,ou=people,dc=nds,dc=mydomain,dc=pri -b dc=nds,dc=mydomain,dc=pri
# extended LDIF
# LDAPv3
# base <dc=nds,dc=mydomain,dc=pri> with scope subtree
# filter: (objectclass=*)
# requesting: ALL

# nds.mydomain.pri
dn: dc=nds,dc=mydomain,dc=pri
objectClass: domain
objectClass: top
objectClass: ndsLoginProperties
objectClass: ndsContainerLoginProperties

rb/ldapandedirectory.txt · Last modified: 10/10/2013 14:21 (external edit)