You comments were a great help ... steering me to slaptest, firstly. I
have solved my [this one] problem. The problem was a syntax error in
the suffix line (found by slaptest). I have changed that line to
"dc=muckydomain, dc=com" and it likes that okay. Thanks for taking the
time to respond.
From: Aaron Richton [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 11:40 AM
To: Marcum, Bob
Subject: Re: database configuration questions
There's not enough information (i.e. the whole slapd.conf) here to tell
for sure, but my crystal ball guess would be that your previous
has a context that conflicts with this new "appended" context.
Try slaptest -d config (sounds like -d config -f /root/slapd.conf in
case?) to get a better idea of what's going on.
Crystal ball guesses can be bad; include a full sanitized slapd.conf if
you're going to follow up.
On Tue, 10 Apr 2007, Marcum, Bob wrote:
This is a re-transmission of a message I sent yesterday, but seems did
not get through.
I am sure having a tough time sorting out what, I think, are truly
and fundamental isses!
I just want to create an ldap database which will house a
uniqueIdentifier for a user, and an associated userPassword. I simply
want to authenticate users (not system users, as in /etc/passwd) with
their password. I cannot get the database configured so slapd will
Here is my database configuration, which I have simply appended to the
default slapd.conf file that normally resides in /etc/openldap on my
rootdn "cn=clearerDBmgr, dn=clearerDB"
index objectClass eq
index uniqueIdentifier eq
index userPassword eq
# Other attributes used in this database:
Actually, I have this full config file in my root's directory (I am
logged in as root). So when I run this command
/usr/lib/openldap/slapd -f /root/slapd.conf
slapd fails to come up. When I comment out my additional database
configuration text, it does come up okay.
BYW, the database directory does already exist; i.e., I have created
those directories prior to attempting to bring up slapd.
So ... I have these questions:
1) What am I doing wrong?
2) What will cause the password for a specific
uniqueIdentifier to be associated with one another?
3) Surely, slapd is reporting out to some log a
of what he is doing when he comes up, or attempts to come up. What
Thanks for your time and help.
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