8.1 The Directory Namespace

Although we will eventually need to modify it, we will start by using the namespace developed in Chapter 6 and Chapter 7. Our directory root is dc=plainjoe,dc=org, and user-related information is stored beneath the people organizational unit directly below the root, as shown in Figure 8-1. The group organizational unit contains any posixGroup entries as well as any administrative group (groupOfNames) objects used in access control rules for the directory.[1] We will need to add additional organizational units, which we will do later in this chapter.

[1] Examples of using administrative groups in ACLs and the groupofNames object can be found in Appendix E.

Figure 8-1. Initial namespace for the directory used in this chapter