Earlier thread:
Tianyin Xu asked, Howard Chu answered:

This works quite fine. Then, I write the parameters into ldap.conf as follows:

BASE    dc=ucsd,dc=edu
BINDDN  cn=admin,dc=ucsd,dc=edu
BINDPW  12345

Then only BASE has effect. According to the ldap.conf manual, BINDDN is a

Those were not OpenLDAP's ldap.conf. BINDPW isn't mentioned in OpenLDAP documentation because it does not exist in OpenLDAP. Reading non-OpenLDAP documentation and attempting to apply it to OpenLDAP software is a pretty reliable means of confusing yourself.
My question: It has been clearly stated, that BINDPW cannot be used in ldaprc (at least in the case of openldap). But it is definitely stated in the manpage of ldap.conf, that BINDDN is a legal user-only option of openldap. My ldaprc says: BASE ou=madas,dc=something BINDDN cn=admin,dc=something TLS_REQCERT allow URI ldaps://ip1.ip2.ip3.ip4 BASE and URI has its effect, BINDDN has not. Did I make a mistake? Thank you in advance. man ldap.conf: ... AUTHOR Kurt Zeilenga, The OpenLDAP Project ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS OpenLDAP Software is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project <http://www.openldap.org/>. OpenLDAP Software is derived from University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release. OpenLDAP 2011/11/24 LDAP.CONF(5) ...