How to configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6/7 machines as a LDAP Client

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Issue

  • How do I configure a RHEL 6 machine as a LDAP Client?
  • How do I configure a RHEL 6 machine as a LDAP Client using SSSD or nslcd as authentication mechanism?
  • How to configure a RHEL 6 machine as a LDAP Client to authenticate against LDAP-servers such as OpenLDAP-server, Red Hat Directory Server?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • nslcd
  • sssd
  • authconfig
  • OpenLDAP server
  • Red Hat Directory Server(RHDS)

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