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RE: Migrating from Netscape Directory Server 4.12 to OpenLDAP 2

I migrated from Netscape (not sure what version) to OpenLDAP...  There was a
utility included with Netscape that would dump the directory contents into
an LDIF file.  I had to whip up some Perl to filter out the Netscape
specific fields, then I fed the LDIF into OpenLDAP without problems.

Now my only problem is that all my passwords are getting stored as plain
text.  I'm hoping the password-hash setting will help me :/

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew McCall [mailto:it.andrew.mccall@oldham.gov.uk]
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 4:37 AM
To: openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
Subject: Migrating from Netscape Directory Server 4.12 to OpenLDAP 2

Hi all,

I am currently using Netscape Directory Server 4.12 on Linux Mandrake 
7.1 for all my LDAP needs, this is only basic things like user names and 
passwords and qmail. This system was installed long before I started 
working here and there is very little documentation about this install, 
and its now up to me to manage it [:(]

We have made a company decision to move all our Linux servers to SuSE 
Linux, and I am in the process to re buiding all the servers, I have 
done most of them and I am currently working on this LDAP server.

I would like to change from using Netscape Directory Server to using 
OpenLDAP because there seems to be more support on Linux for OpenLDAP 
than the new iPlanet products, however I have looked through all the 
archives and can only find a post about moving from Netscape to an 
earlier version of OpenLDAP.... [I seem to have misplaced the link right 

I have a load of questions! Is this an easy thing to do? Is there a 
quick way of getting it working? Can anyone give me a quick explanation 
of what's involved in doing this? Can I use the original data files? Has 
anyone done this before? Are there any guides on how to do this on the 
'net already? .... any any more newbie type migration questions you can 
think of about issues I will need to know.

Thanks for the help in advance!

Andrew McCall
UNIX System Administrator
I.C.T. Division
Oldham MBC
Civic Centre
West Street

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