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(ITS#6834) Conversion to cn=config needs more detail

Full_Name: Andrew Findlay
Version: 2.4.24
OS: OpenSuSE 11.3
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/afindlay-slapdconf2.sdf.20110216.diff
Submission from: (NULL) (

Admin Guide Section 5.4. "Converting old style slapd.conf(5) file to cn=config
format" suggests that it is enough to run a slapd tool with both -f and -F
options to perform this conversion. While strictly true, this will almost
certainly result in an un-manageable server because there is no rootPW set for

The attached patch provides guidance to avoid this trap.