May 2016 update to TR-4073 (the NetApp NFS Kerberos/LDAP manifesto)

It’s time for new technical report updates!


Since clustered Data ONTAP 8.3.2 is now available, we are publishing our 8.3.2 updates to our docs. I finally got the updates added to TR-4073: Secure Unified Authentication.

What is Secure Unified Authentication?

Secure Unified Authentication is a solution-based methodology to provide secure (via Kerberos) unified (via central LDAP servers for identity management) authentication for enterprise IT environments.

Security is more important than ever, so using a ticket-based auth process instead of over-the-wire passwords is one way to ensure you have protected your business assets. With AES-256 encryption, you are using the strongest available enctype for Kerberos.

Ease of management is also critical to an ever changing IT landscape. LDAP for Identity Management makes user account management and NAS permissioning easier.

What’s new?

  • PowerShell alternatives to LDIFDE queries
  • Extended GIDs best practices
  • Improved asymmetric name mapping support in LDAP
  • Expanding all hosts in a netgroup information
  • Vserver security command examples and information (fsecurity command parity)
  • Improved RFC-2307bis informati0n
  • Bind DN examples
  • LDAP terminology

Where can I find it?

Technical reports can be found a variety of ways. Google search works, as does looking in the NetApp library. I cover how to be better at NetApp documentation in a separate blog post. I also have a yet-unfinished series on LDAP here:

LDAP::What the heck is an LDAP anyway? – Part 1: Intro

To make it super easy, just follow this link:

TR-4073: Secure Unified Authentication

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