There’s a reason people call us an LDAP university. Symas provides education in LDAP directory services through remote and on-site courses designed to help students achieve proficiency in the deployment, optimization and maintenance of LDAP and Symas-based identity and access management infrastructure.

Symas LDAP University Offerings

Three-day Operators Training

This training can take place on-site or remotely, via WebEx. It’s designed to help students maximize the functionality of Symas OpenLDAP.

Course Includes
Symas OpenLDAP Installation
  • System requirements
  • Basic installation and software upgrade
  • Using solserver
Client Usage
  • Customizing the ldap.conf and .ldaprc file for easier use
  • Running operation commands from the command line
  • Database backup and restoration
  • Controlling your database using Apache Directory Studio
Logs and Troubleshooting
  • How to configure and rotate Symas OpenLDAP logs
  • What to look for in the logs
  • How to create and retain core dumps

Students will also be given a digital copy of the Symas OpenLDAP Handbook, with training labs, example configuration files and a great deal more. Following the training, we recommend a Professional Services engagement to handle configuration and implementation for you. For pricing inquiries, contact us.


Five-day LDAP Bootcamp

This training takes place on site. Its purpose is to teach students to configure and utilize the many features of Symas OpenLDAP.

Course Includes
Symas OpenLDAP Installation
  • System requirements and operating system tuning
  • Basic installation and software upgrade
  • Alternative installation options
  • Using/modifying solserver
  • Modifying the slapd and symas-openldap configuration files
  • Switching from slapd.conf (traditional) to slapd.d (Dynamic Runtime) configurations
Client Usage
  • Customizing the ldap.conf and .ldaprc file for easier use
  • Running operation commands from the command line
  • Database backup and restoration
  • Controlling your database using Apache Directory Studio
Replication
  • Replicate using Syncrepl and Delta-Syncrepl
  • Configuring Master/Slave, Multi-Master, Mirrormode and N-Way replication
  • Utilizing referrals and chaining
Security
  • Securing the communication between servers and with the database using SSL Certificates
  • Adapting Symas-OpenLDAP to use LDAP over SSL (ldaps) and StartTLS
Logs and Troubleshooting
  • Taking advantage of loglevels and debugging options
  • How to configure and rotate Symas OpenLDAP logs
  • What to look for in the logs
  • Using Symas’ logAnalyzer to tune performance and correct problems
  • How to create and retain core dumps
  • Numerous training labs to implement what is being learned

Students will be given a print and digital copy of the Symas OpenLDAP Handbook. Following the training, we recommend a Professional Services engagement to help with custom configuration and implementation. For pricing inquiries, contact us.


Five-day Custom Build Bootcamp

For the fearless, we offer an Open Source LDAP course. This training is designed for students who are already familiar with software development, and who want to harness the many features and functions of LDAP in their own development efforts. It’s conducted on-site by a skilled Symas architect or developer, who will customize the curriculum to fit your scenario and needs. Professional Services are included with admission. For pricing inquiries, contact us.