Ubuntu dapper: About LDAP configuration...

Paul Dwerryhouse paul at dwerryhouse.com.au
Wed Sep 6 01:50:43 UTC 2006

On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 01:09:03PM +0200, Patrick Gelin wrote:
> I've just installed OpenLDAP but I can't write anything because I don't know
> the login/password information. While installing the package I defined the
> password for server and rootdn but I don't know the login name
> associated...

The installer builds a base DN from your machine's domain name; so if
your domain name was example.com, the base DN would be dc=example,
dc=com. Then, the admin user is  "cn=admin,dc=example,dc=com".

You can find it in the /etc/ldap/slapd.conf file, in the access list section:

access to attrs=userPassword
        by dn="cn=admin,dc=example,dc=com" write
        by anonymous auth
        by self write
        by * none


access to *
        by dn="cn=admin,dc=example,dc=com" write
        by * read

Also, if you run   

	dpkg-reconfigure slapd

...then it will ask you considerably more questions than the first run
installer would, and it then lets you specify the name of the
administration user yourself.



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