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Re: root-only configuration

Howard Chu wrote:
Peter Mogensen wrote:
Howard Chu wrote:
Do it right, use SASL/EXTERNAL and use authz-regexp to map Unix
credentials to LDAP credentials.

And don't mess around with "userPassword" when "rootpw" is what you need.

won't setting a rootpw allow anyone being able to guess it to connect on any socket (TCP/UNIX) that slapd is listening on an bind as cn=config?

Then just use SASL/EXTERNAL and don't use any passwords at all.

Ok. It seems this does what I want:

database config
rootdn "cn=config"
#rootpw none

$ ldapwhoami -YEXTERNAL -H ldapi:///
SASL/EXTERNAL authentication started
SASL username: gidNumber=0+uidNumber=0,cn=peercred,cn=external,cn=auth

Only question now is if this is enough to prevent people from binding as cn=config on ldap://<public-IP>/, where the server is also listening.