The USM Middleware Workgroup, comprising representatives from the Libraries and five institutions, has developed a tool kit and assembling other resources to:

    • Facilitate deploying directory services at all USM institutions
    • Enable future federated identity management services across the USM and other entities



Middleware Guidelines - Overview and Architectural Phases

Middleware Guidelines - LDAP Recipe and Schema Template

Directory Services Implementation Guide - Key Steps to Implement Directory Services

Technical Guidelines - Required attributes for people entries

Technical Guidelines - Directory Structure Design Examples (in review)

Technical Guidelines - Directory Schema Example

Technical Guidelines - Person Object LDIF Sample

Implementation Issues and Problem Resolution



Overview of Middleware

Overview of Authentication

Overview of Directories as part of the Middleware Infrastructure

Survey questions that can assist campuses in understanding the issues involved.

Identifiers, Authentication, and Directories: Best Practices for Higher Education (DRAFT)

Descriptions and examples of identifiers

Introduction to LDAP

A Recipe for Configuring and Operating LDAP Directories

Definition and Examples of the eduPerson Object Class