This is a re-transmission of a message I sent yesterday, but seems did not get through.
I am sure having a tough time sorting out what, I think, are truly basic and fundamental isses!
I just want to create an ldap database which will house a uniqueIdentifier for a user, and an associated userPassword. I simply want to authenticate users (not system users, as in /etc/passwd) with their password. I cannot get the database configured so slapd will even come up.
Here is my database configuration, which I have simply appended to the default slapd.conf file that normally resides in /etc/openldap on my linux machine:
rootdn “cn=clearerDBmgr, dn=clearerDB”
index objectClass eq
index uniqueIdentifier eq
index userPassword eq
# Other attributes used in this database:
Actually, I have this full config file in my root’s directory (I am logged in as root). So when I run this command
/usr/lib/openldap/slapd –f /root/slapd.conf
slapd fails to come up. When I comment out my additional database configuration text, it does come up okay.
BYW, the database directory does already exist; i.e., I have created those directories prior to attempting to bring up slapd.
So … I have these questions:
1) What am I doing wrong?
2) What will cause the password for a specific uniqueIdentifier to be associated with one another?
3) Surely, slapd is reporting out to some log a record of what he is doing when he comes up, or attempts to come up. What log file? Where?
Thanks for your time and help.
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