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Imrovements to "OpenLDAP SSL/TLS How-To" (ITS#3325)

Full_Name: Stefan Champailler
Version: openldap-2.2.15
OS: Debian Sarge
URL: http://www.openldap.org/pub/ksoper/OpenLDAP_TLS_howto.html
Submission from: (NULL) (

Dear Sir,

I've used your HOW-TO to set-up my LDAP and, although I'm still stick, it 
helped greatly. I won't bother you asking for help, but rather make some 
suggestions :

- In section 6.2.1, you should explain that one can't have spaces at the end 
of lines (my experience is that OL doesn't like them at all). Some editors 
put additional spaces without warning.

- In section 4.2, I think that if one is using ONLY its "localhost" to do a 
test installation, then the certificate creation must somewhat be changed 
(I'm not too sure about that). It'd be nice to tell what to do in case 
someone wants to make a "sandbox".

- Explain that if one doesn't install OpenLDAP clients in the standard 
directory, then one might have to take care of setting up the appropriate 
LDAPCONF environment variable. This is not mandatory (and explained in the 
man pages) but, for some reason, I found it very hard to figure...

Hope it helps !

Best regards,

Stefan Champailler

PS: The URL of the howto is