Anyone whom can help -
I’m just starting with LDAP and UCS and we believe that UCS could take care of a number of issues for us. I apologize if these are very newbie questions (I’m sure they are - LOL!!), so please bear with me while I learn this.
Background: We are going to be working more with Google Apps and, in order to make this process easier, we’ve decided that we need an LDAP server outside of Active Directory 2008 R2 (where all of our users are - we are a very heavy Windows shop) that can sync with Google via GADS. To that end, we want to implement LDAP and also extend the basic user schema to add the fields that GADS are requiring from us that aren’t native in Active Directory. Additionally, we want to be able to have our users be able to log into a web interface and change their AD password whenever they need to. While we are a Windows-heavy shop, we are NOT an exclusively Windows shop - we’re getting more and more linux systems and Macs.
After setting up a UCS Core Edition server, we found that we immediately have the ‘change password via a web interface’ option available to us.
What I’m now looking into learning/understanding is the following:
- How do I extend the schema of the users to be able to add some additional fields for GADS and, from that, learn how to add other fields down the road as we desire?
- How can I query the LDAP information on the UCS server about our AD from another system using standard LDAP commands like ‘ldapsearch’?
Additionally, with what I am describing what we are doing above am I free (no pun intended) to use the UCS Core Edition? All I’m looking for is an ‘interface’ from our Active Directory system that can be queried and extended via LDAP, so I believe I am fine but I wanted to verify.
Thank you in advance for anyone whom can assist me. If anyone would like to reach out to me directly, please feel free at firstname.lastname@example.org.