OpenLDAP Software is a free, open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) developed by the OpenLDAP Project. LDAP is a platform-independent protocol for querying and modifying data using directory services running over TCP/IP.

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Is openldap fit for large production deployments?

For about 1 year we've been using openldap on ubuntu server 10.04LTS for authenticating about 20 IT users and everything has been running fine (the operations on the LDAP server were basically limited ...
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Using Linux & Open LDAP for a Mac Network

I'm looking for resources/suggestions/experience on administering a medium sized network of Macs (300ish) using Open LDAP on Linux rather than using Open or Active Directory. Would like the following ...
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ldap schema in development should it match production?

I been using LDAP for many years now and most of the firms I worked for used a development LDAP schema that was identical to the production and QA (staging) schemas. An example suffix would be: ...
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dn-based linux groups from ldap

Is there any way to use one of LDAP's DN-based groups for linux groups instead of using the uid-based posixGroup objectclass? More broadly, is there any way I can avoid having one set of groups for ...
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How to configure OpenLDAP 2.4 with bdb backend?

It seems like OpenLDAP will prefer to using slapd-config(5) instead of slapd.conf(5). But I don't know how to start with slapd-config(5) because I don't know how to set a root password for it. So ...
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How to disable an LDAP account?

The LDAP uses the posixAccount schema and related attributes and I wonder if there's a standardized way to disable an account. Re-enabling the account should obviously re-enable the former password. ...
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Is there way to detect and track the changes made to OpenLDAP

I'm testing some solution with OpenLDAP. I running test box with openldap server and checking functionalities, testing solution etc. I'm wondering is there a way to track changes made to LDAP ...
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ldap export and import

Is it possible to export all the data inside openldap for example using ldapsearch or some other tool to a (ldif?) file and then import everything on another server and put this in a script that would ...
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389 Directory Server Administrative Limit Exceeded error?

I am trying to use 389 ds with large amounts of data as children of entries. I have tried doing a search on these entries using ldapsearch but I keep getting the following error: result: 11 ...
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Impossible to modify or add information after conversion of slapd.conf to cn=config with fresh install of OpenLdap

I start with a fresh installation of openldap 2.4.28 on debian. They are some problem with the debian package, and with gnuTLS, so i compile a version with opennSSL library. It's hard to understand ...
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Running Multiple LDAP trees OpenLDAP

Is it possible to have multiple seperate LDAP trees on a single LDAP server?
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Account management in a dual directory (Active Directory + LDAP) environment

We currently have AD and OpenLDAP deployed at our organization. I was wondering if anyone has worked in a similar setup and would like to share some of the steps taken to keep the sysadmins sane. ...
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Is the sql backend right choice for LDAP?

I have felt some troubles with LDAP dif database after unexpected system reboots. This databse was only read so it is confused why database have had errors. So im searching for replacement of this ...
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OpenLDAP Invalid Credentials

I'm setting up an OpenLDAP server to authenticate users in a domain on Ubuntu 9.04. What's interesting/strange is that in the newest version of openldap for Ubuntu, the default is not to use the ...
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OpenLDAP gives duplicate attributeType error

I am setting up a login node and am using openLDAP from the repository on Ubuntu 14.04 and I am running into an issue of duplicate attributeTypes. The problem seems to lie in the "gecos" field ...
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wrong attributeType while updating sambaPwdLastSet

I'm trying to reset the password expiry for a user (really set up a semi-automatic process for doing so) and it's making me cry: server is openldap slapd: 2.4.28-1.1ubuntu4.2 $ ldapsearch -x -b ...
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Configure selinux to allow openldap on CentOS 6.4

I'm trying to run an OpenLDAP server on CentOS 6.4 with selinux enabled, but slapd is dieing as soon as it's started via /etc/init.d/slapd start. (init script reports OK; everything works fine after ...
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LDAP 389: Auto user creation at the client machines

I have setup an 389 directory server on Centos 6. User authentication works fine, however, I have to create individual users on each client machine after creating the user at the directory server. ...
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How do I renew an expired Ubuntu OpenLDAP SSL Certificate

We went through the steps of revoking an SSL Certificate used by our OpenLDAP server and renewing it but we are unable to start slapd. Here are the commands we used: openssl verify ...
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Adding custom attribute to openldap

I am attempting to setup ConTagged - The LDAP Address Book but I am having a few issues with some of the attributes. The problem is that some of them are undefined and they do not seem to be in the ...
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Problems Installing slapd On Ubuntu Server 11.10

I know that there's a Ubuntu-specific StackExchange website, but I thought that I'd ask here because it's a server-specific question. If I'm wrong in my logic... Well, you people are better at this ...
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How to make local /etc/group take priority over LDAP when names collide?

We have a working LDAP set up. However we hit a problem recently due to some user names and group names existing both in the local files and in LDAP. Specifically the apache user and group existed ...
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Configuring OpenLDAP and SSL

I am having trouble trying to connect to a secure OpenLDAP server which I have set up. On running my LDAP client code java -Djavax.net.debug=ssl LDAPConnector I get the following exception trace ...
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how to configure open ldap to work on localhost

From the documentation: Use your favorite editor to edit the provided slapd.conf(5) example (usually installed as /usr/local/etc/openldap/slapd.conf) to contain a BDB database definition ...
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Automatic LDAP login to Gitlab

I've Apache 2.2 and Gitlab 6 running. After installing OpenLDAP on Debian Wheezy and setting up Gitlab I can login to Gitlab with LDAP credentials. But I wonder if there is a way to provide LDAP login ...
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OpenLDAP ACL's using sets

So, I am attempting to write some LDAP rules that will allow certain people the ability to write some subtrees. Let's say we have this user: dn: uid=minion1,o=mycompany,ou=cust,dc=some,dc=domain ...
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Why cannot make test when installing OpenLDAP?

I've tried to install OpenLDAP with some steps I did before in other installation under the same conditions in Ubuntu 12.04 I've followed the manual that OpenLDAP has on line... But when I try to ...
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LDAP userPassword encryption?

When I use ldapsearch command, I see my password (is 'abc123') is encrypted in openldap: userPassword:: e1NTSEF9THk4YmtNTUxHV09sOEYvdUdKRE1McFR6eTU2OWNQRVo= I tried to encode my password on ...
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ldap does not respond to ldapsearch with -ZZ parameter

I have followed the instructions found here up to the point where ldapsearch is executed with -ZZ. The problem is after executing ldapsearch with -ZZ, there is no more response. Is there any step ...
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Active Directory Authentication with LDAP proxy

We have a services in a isolated network. These services need to authenticate users against the Active Directory server. However the Active Directory server is not directly available so I have to ...
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How do I add olcAuditLogConfig to openldap on Centos 6

Regarding to 'man slapo-auditlog' I should just need to add the following. dn: olcOverlay=auditlog,olcDatabase={1}hdb,cn=config changetype: add objectClass: olcOverlayConfig objectClass: ...
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Ubuntu OpenLDAP: TLS init def ctx failed: -1

I had a working OpenLDAP but broke it while trying to configure SSL using the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/C/openldap-server.html. Now I'm getting the following error ...
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Purging database when slapd is purged

While configuring the slapd package in Debian 5, I found one of the questions intriguing: Do you want the database to be removed when slapd is purged? What does it mean to purge the slapd ...
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Using SSL on slapd

I am setting up slapd to use SSL on Fedora 14. I have the following in my /etc/openldap/slapd.d/cn=config.ldif: olcTLSCACertificateFile: /etc/pki/tls/certs/SSL_CA_Bundle.pem olcTLSCertificateFile: ...
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OpenLDAP schema and attribute for account type

We have different account types: Personal - For employees Sponsored - For users that are affiliated with the organization but not official employees E-mail only - Only for e-mail usage (campaigns, ...
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Does anyone have a valid and working example of OpenLDAP meta backend?

I have been Google'ing my fingers off and simply can not find a working example of how to merge/proxy a OpenLDAP server and windows AD server. Have anyone worked with this before? Any suggestions ...
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Installing OpenLDAP on Fedora 12: ldap_bind: Invalid credentials (49)

I've been trying to set up the OpenLDAP installed by default on Fedora 12, very unsuccessfully. My ultimate goal is to use LDAP authentication for user login and Apache, using the OpenLDAP server ...
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No Root DSE returned from OpenLDAP

I'm trying to set up an OpenLDAP server on ubuntu 9.10, which uses slapd version 2.4.18. After initializing and populating a new hdb database, everything seems OK, but I can not get the server to ...
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Configuring openldap multimaster replication using cn=config

We currently have a single OpenLDAP server using the cn=config backend. We'd like to add a second OpenLDAP server and configure them for multimaster replication. What do we need to do to enable ...
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Why ldapsearch is not working with anonymous bind after upgrading OpenLDAP to v2.4?

I have a setup of OpenLDAP v2.3 which I am using for last few years. Following are the lines in slapd.conf for access control. access to dn.one="o=abc, c=IN" by * read access to ...
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LDAP object class violation: attribute ou not allowed in suffix?

I am about to set up a LDAP directory. It is used as a tool to communicate user permissions from a web application to WebDav file system access, e.g. adding a user to the web platform shall allow ...
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How to get openldap to honor pwdReset=TRUE

We have a custom application that's using openldap (2.4.32) as a user database. Per customer requirement, I'm modifying it to use openldap's ppolicy overlay. The requirement is to force the user to ...
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OpenLDAP memberOf overlay - changing memberOf attribute name

I set up the memberOf overlay for OpenLDAP - how do I change the memberOf attribute name? I want to change it to "isMemberOf". I tried changing this attribute in the configuration ...
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Active Directory and OpenLDAP user database integration

I need some guidance with AD and OpenLDAP user database integration/synchronization. Here is what I am trying to do. We have Full Linux database (Ubuntu 10.4) with users on OpenLDAP and using only ...
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FreeBSD: OpenLDAP, SASL, and GSSAPI

I've run into some problems getting OpenLDAP on FreeBSD (8.2-STABLE) to authenticate using Kerberos tickets. I hope I've just had a brain glitch, so please feel free to let me know that I've missed ...
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LDAP Migration to new LDAP Server

I need to move my ldap server to a newer one. It is currently running on Ubuntu 7.04 server. Is there a way of backing up this server, installing a fresh openldap server on a newer Ubuntu 11.04 ...
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Computer not showing up in network (Samba and LDAP configuration)

For some reason I have not been able to pinpoint yet, going to Network on my Windows 7 computer, the Samba server does not show up. I have configured Samba with LDAP and managed to successfully ...
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Using OpenLDAP to proxy to an Novell eDirectory LDAP Server

I'm currently trying to use OpenLDAP as a proxy to a Novell LDAP server and running in to a few problems. It seems that only certain objects are coming through and there's almost no hierarchy. (I can ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) OpenLDAP invalid credentials issue

This won't be a question, but a solution to an infuriating problem on Ubuntu 10.04. If you tried to deploy an LDAP server using this distro following the tutorials below, you'll be on serious trouble. ...
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Snow Leopard Hangs when Using OpenLDAP on Linux for Authentication

We have a new iMac on Snow Leopard authenticating against an OpenLDAP directory. Homes are on (automounted) NFSv3 (Linux, kernel-server). NFS seems to work pretty well (if a bit slow, but we don't ...