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Re: Newbie OpenLDAP woes
On Thu, 2008-07-10 at 13:21 -0700, Kristen Walker wrote:
> I am confused about how I have an empty dn. I am including my ldap.conf and
> slapd.conf as well as the ldif file I imported via the command line.
> >From what I can see, I have defined a suffix in slapd.conf. I imported
> basics.ldif with the command:
> Sudo slapadd -v -f /etc/ldap/salpd.conf -l basics.ldif
You should first run the slapd and then add the basics.ldif using
> When I executed the command it seemed to do the import fine.
> The other thing I don't understand is what the password is for root DN
> (cn=Manager,dc=example,dc=com). To me it seems like the password is
> "secret" but when I type that in it rejects those credentials, so I am very
> confused as to what I am supposed to type in for a password. The only way I
> can seem to connect is by leaving the password out and connecting via an
> anonymous bind.
The set the password , run the command slappasswd and it would prompt
you for a password. It will returned the hashed result which you need to
copy to you slapd.conf .
Re-enter new password:
The above hashed password is to be now copied to slapd.conf
Then restart the slapd and add the ldif using ldapadd command.
Follow the example in this link :
> I apologize if I missing something really obvious, this is all new to me.
> And I really appreciate the help!
> On 7/10/08 11:07 AM, "Dieter Kluenter" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Kristen Walker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> Hi everyone,
> >> I am new to OpenLDAP and this list. I joined because I am trying to set up
> >> an OpenLDAP server so that Moodle and ELGG can authenticate users from the
> >> LDAP server. It is a little more difficult than I thought it would be, and
> >> I am running into some frustrating problems that I don't understand. I am
> >> hoping someone here might be able to help.
> >> I am using Ubuntu and using the book Mastering OpenLDAP as my guide.
> >> I have the server set up, edited config files and installed phpldapadmin to
> >> make things a little easier for me. I added my first entries but do not see
> >> them when I do a search, and nothing appears under my base in phpldapadmin
> >> (see attached screen shot). I don't get any complaints when I add the
> >> entries from my .ldif file, so I just don't understand why they don't seem
> >> to end up in my directory.
> >> If I do this command, sudo slapcat -a '(uid=barbara)' , the result is:
> >> dn:
> >> ou: Users
> >> uid: barbara
> >> sn: Jensen
> > [...]
> > This entry has an empty DN, thus is not stored in the database defined
> > by the suffix parameter in slapd.conf
> > create propper entries as described in the OpenLDAP docs
> > http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin24/dbtools.html
> > -Dieter
> Kristen Walker
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