My admin openLDAP 2.2 password became corrupt in the last week and I
cannot log in as admin.
I was hoping there was an easy recovery such as lunix has shutting down
slapd, removing the hashed password, bringing it back up and resetting
the blank password using slappasswd. I can't take a chance unless I know
I have searched Google and read the admin manual. I inherited a system
using open ldap server on an old redhat, and the slapd password was
corrupted (or locked out by another admin????).
this is openldap 2.2 on an old redhat box.
I cannot risk having a group of users locked out for more than an hour
because LDAP is down.
What I need to do today is recover (reset) the slapd password so I can
log into the database.
I found some instructions which seem simple risky and no backout
strategy. Simply running
After recovery of root. I was planning on
1. shutting down server, making a P2V copy for a hypervisor, then
creating another ldap master and slave servers on redhat6 with
openldap2.4 once I have this password issue resolved.
Having the LDAP on two separate hyper visors (with local disks) to avoid
the storage/authentication chicken/egg
Is there a better upgrade plan
I have the log files, is there a way to backout to last week without the
admin password (which became corrupt last week).