Exhaustive source for information on LDAP/Authentication?
My personal network is expanding from four SuSE boxes to about a dozen. I'm looking to setup an LDAP server so that I can have centralized authentication (one set of user/password information stored in one place, usable on all of the systems).
I plan on using SuSE for almost all of them, with the possibility of adding in a few BSD boxes, and possible CentOS or Solaris 10.
I found a good SuSE HOWTO on setting this up, and I understand most of it. I have one issue though, which I cannot seem to understand from the HOWTO's.
How do I specify access rights/permissions by user?
i.e. Let's say I have three systems - Saturn, Pandora, and Calypso. Saturn is the LDAP server. I create a user called joe. I want joe to have a normal user account with access to his home directory on Saturn, have full administrator access to all home directories, the /srv direcroty, and a bunch of other stuff on Pandora, and have no access at all to Calypso.
Is this possible with LDAP? How do I implement it?
If you could point me in the direction of some useful information, which doesn't assume a lot of knowledge about LDAP (this is the first time I've done anything with it) that would be great. Thanks.