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Re: quick-start guide out-of-date
Mark J. Reed wrote:
On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 7:54 AM, Buchan Milne
Assuming you didn't install from source, consult whoever provided you with
OpenLDAP without a slapd.conf.
I'm guessing that's Canonical; the slapd package shipped for Ubuntu
has no slapd.conf, just a slapd.d/cn=config tree. Maybe they jumped
the gun a bit, but I've seen lots of (at least unofficial) mentions
that the slapd.conf style is outdated and back-config is the way to
go. Which makes using slapd.conf for a brand new installation feel
unwise. Old-fashioned, at best. I seem to recall reading as much in
the documentation somewhere, too, but I won't swear to it.
However, the new hotness is not, as far as I can tell,
well-documented. Things like slapd-ldap(5)'s CONFIGURATION section
say absolutely nothing about back-config; I had to read the source
code to find the mapping from configuration parameters (like
"acl-authcDN") to LDAP attributes (like "olcDbACLAuthcDN"). So,
currently, it seems the easiest way to create a back-config is to
write a slapd.conf and then convert it with slaptest.
No need to read the source code, just do an ldapsearch on "cn=schema,cn=config".
All of which is bound to leave the beginning openldap admin a tiny bit
confused. What's considered best practice right now for new
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