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RE: Adding attributes to cn=config

Thanks, my apologies for posting a stupid question.

-----Original Message-----
From: Quanah Gibson-Mount [mailto:quanah@zimbra.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:10 PM
To: Borresen, John - 0442 - MITLL; openldap-technical@openldap.org
Subject: RE: Adding attributes to cn=config

--On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 1:39 PM -0500 "Borresen, John - 0442 - MITLL" <John.Borresen@ll.mit.edu> wrote:

> I tried both ldapmodify and ldapadd (with a couple of different ldifs).
> I was trying to "add" an attribute(s) (olcTLSCertificateFile; 
> olcCipherSuite & olcCertificateKeyFile) to the cn=config.  No matter 
> what I tried to do, it either returned the error indicated on the 
> original email or it killed the slapd daemon.
> In the past, yes I know it is not the correct way, I had to stop slapd 
> change into the cn=config directory and manually enter what I wanted.
> Then restart.

Your syntax is clearly wrong.  Again, "changetype: add" is incorrect for modifying an existing entry.  You need to use "changetype: modify"

There's a clear example of how to add attributes to an existing entry using
"changetype: modify" in



Quanah Gibson-Mount
Architect - Server
Zimbra, Inc.
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