Installing OpenLDAP

This recipe covers the installation and initial configuration of LDAP. The Ubuntu package repository makes the installation easy by providing the required packages for the LDAP service.

Getting ready

You will need access to a root account or an account with sudo privileges.

How to do it…

Let's start with installing the LDAP package and helper utilities:

  1. Update your repository using the apt-get update command and then install the OpenLDAP package, slapd:
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install slapd ldap-utils
    
  2. You will be asked to enter the admin password and to confirm it.
  3. The installation process simply installs the package without any configuration. We need to start the actual configuration process with the reconfiguration ...

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