Appendix E

Configuration of OpenLDAP

In this book, I used OpenLDAP for many examples. This part of the book should give you some hints for its configuration. It assumes you have configured and tested OpenLDAP correctly, therefore I assume you have a running OpenLDAP server in your architecture. At this point you are ready to configure the OpenLDAP server to fit best your needs. This section is intended to help you with this configuration; however, it should not substitute for the excellent “Administrator’s Guide,” which is shipped together with the OpenLDAP source code, nor should you ignore the documentation available at the OpenLDAP Web site (

Nearly every LDAP-related tool installed on your computer uses the configuration ...

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