OpenLDAP server daemon slapd Installation in Ubuntu

First, install the OpenLDAP server daemon slapd and ldap-utils, a package containing LDAP management utilities:

sudo apt-get install slapd ldap-utils

By default slapd is configured with minimal options needed to run the slapd daemon.

The configuration example in the following sections will match the domain name of the server. For example, if the machine’s Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) is ldap.example.com, the default suffix will be dc=example,dc=com.

Populating LDAP

OpenLDAP uses a separate directory which contains the cn=config Directory Information Tree (DIT). The cn=config DIT is used to dynamically configure the slapd daemon, allowing the modification of schema definitions, indexes, ACLs, etc without stopping the service.

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