I have created a bdb database using openldap on a RH Linux server with
basically the default configuration.
I'm able to log in with an LDAP client using the root dn and password:
"cn=Manager, dc=example, dc=com" (using "example.com" here instead of my
I've created an Organizational Unit called "Zimbra", and under Zimbra, I
have inetOrgPerson "Ron"
organizationalUnit = Zimbra
inetOrgPerson = Ron
Using ldapmodify (logging in as rootdn) I gave inetOrgPerson Ron a
In slapd.conf, I've given Ron access to write to the Zimbra ou:
access to dn.base="ou=Zimbra,dc=example,dc=com"
by dn="cn=Ron,ou=Zimbra,dc=example,dc=com" write
When I then use the following settings to log in as Ron using an LDAP
client, I get "Invalid Credentials (49)" error:
Protocol: LDAP v3
Base DN: ou=Zimbra,dc=example,dc=com
User DN: cn=Ron,ou=Zimbra,dc=example,dc=com
Password: <the password I set for inetOrgPerson Ron in userPassword field>
I thought this might have been an issue with my LDAP client, so I also
tried logging in locally on the server, using only ldapsearch:
ldapsearch -v -H "ldap://example.com" -D
'cn=Ron,ou=Zimbra,dc=example,dc=com' -W -x -b 'ou=Zimbra,dc=example,dc=com'
And still get same error. Again, I can log in using rootdn (i.e.,
"Manger"), but not as any other user.
Can someone point out to me what I'm missing? Thanks so much for any