I think you need to include the nis.schema in your slapd.conf.  Also you might want to try a
 LDAP browser, as it helps add users and allows you to see what objectclass are available
 and which attributes are needed.


Nuno Manuel Martins <nuno.mmartins_externo@sonae.com>
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02/01/2008 12:58 PM

"openldap-technical@openldap.org" <openldap-technical@openldap.org>

Hello List,
I am very new to OpenLDAP and I am trying to put a Linux box authenticating trough OpenLDAP instead of using the standard password file.
For this use I followed the tutorial you can find at http://ldots.org/ldap/ but it seems this howto is out of date. The first problem I ran into was when trying to insert a new user in LDIF format, I corrected the first error I got and now this is the file I have
dn: uid=myuser,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
uid: myuser
cn: myuser
sn: Doe
givenname: John
objectclass: person
objectclass: posixaccount
objectclass: account
ou: People
uidnumber: 10001
gidnumber: 10001
homedirectory=: /home/ldap/john
loginshell: /bin/bash
When I try to run ldapadd I get the following error:
adding new entry "uid=branc0,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com"
ldap_add: Invalid syntax (21)
additional info: objectclass: value #1 invalid per syntax
I am not sure what the problem is, although I’m pretty sure it is between the chair and the keyboard. Maybe someone on the list can direct me to a more up-to-date tutorial on setting up authentication with LDAP ?
OpenLDAP version is 2.4.7