> Has anybody have any experience or comments on installing and
> configuring Directory Server 5.1 on Solaris 9 yet?
I have had some experience of it - I use the "bundled" version with Solaris
9/Sparc as a "master", with an Intel Linux machine running DS5.1 as a
replica. We also have a Windows 2000 machine which runs the administration
Installation is a snap - just answer a few questions and it's up and
running. It handles authentication here for around 200 users to various
internal web services - not a very heavy load at all, but it was just
convenient as I was looking at a central authentication system, and Solaris
9 got released with DS5.1 at around that time. It beats having
authentication data in 4 or 5 different formats on different servers - we
now use it for application authentication, .htaccess and the like. For
Apache, you'll have to use mod_auth_ldap - but the SunONE webserver
includes native support - you configure it to use the Directory Server as
an LDAP source, and that's it - all your usernames/groups etc. are
available when you're creating policies.
The only thing I have against it is that the administration GUI has a few
"quirks" - namely, it doesn't seem to sort usernames alphabetically
properly - which is quite annoying when administering groups. But the
command-line interface is straight forward. You'll also need to define an
ACL giving users permissions to change their passwords and/or details - but
the documentation is very easy to follow.
What in particular did you want to know ?