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Re: Installation openLDAP in Debian

On 04/21/2011 12:19 PM, piccardi wrote:
> On 20/04/2011 22:38, Howard Chu wrote:
>> Jose Ildefonso Camargo Tolosa wrote:
>>> Resending on-list.
>>> Well, I actually got used to cn=config pretty quickly, nevertheless, I
>>> still find easier to understand and modify the slapd.conf file than
>>> the directory structure under slapd.d... it is definitely more complex
>>> (and I don't think it is easier to modify using a LDAP administration
>>> tool).
>> The directory structure under slapd.d is private/internal to slapd.
>> Forget it is even there. As far as you're concerned, it does not even
>> exist.
>> The only thing you should ever look at is the LDAP DIT, whether returned
>> by slapcat, ldapsearch, or your LDAP GUI browser of choice.
> That's really bad news.
> Sorry, probably I'm just an old style Unix admin, but I don't like at
> all to be forced to use any kind of program different from an editor to
> do a server configuration.
> That's a major strenght of an Unix system, and giving it away is very
> bad. I understand that in some case it will be needed, what I don't
> agree is forcing this choice for all the cases.
> Regards
> Simone

The script ldapedit mentioned earlier open up entries in your editor of

I personally use this fine little ldap editor with vi's basic syntax:

It is very configurable, has a small footprint, few dependencies and let
you add, modify all your ldap entries.