Andrzej Jan Taramina wrote:
> If nobody has mentioned it yet - I hope you are aware of various LDAP
> browser/editors which can make this a bit easier. phpLDAPadmin, ldapvi,
> etc. Some ar listed here:
Yup....I use the command line utilities (ldapsearch/add/modify) a lot with some routines
that generate appropriate ldif
files from raw XML. I also have found luma to be quite handy as a GUI-based LDAP
viewer/editor. Even managed to get it
set up so that I can walk and modify the cn=config entries, including schemas.
> There are LDAP tools that make editing LDAP entries easier -
Yup...like XSLT and XQuery! ;-)
> It's what slapd considers a "database" and which you configure as a
> "database" in slapd.conf. A slapd "database" is an instance of
> backend, and a backend is a module which can store/provide LDAP data for
Then the term "database" is being misused rather badly, IMO. They are just
ldif-formatted flat files.
At the risk of sparking a semantic war, a database is simply a collection of records. How
they are formatted or stored is an implementation detail.
Russell A. Jackson <raj(a)csub.edu>
California State University, Bakersfield
Q: How many mathematicians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: One. He gives it to six Californians, thereby reducing the problem
to the earlier joke.