I have changed the ownership of /etc/sasldb2 to openldap:openldap and also
changed the permission to 640.
For the time being, I may continue with this option and in the future, I
will surely shift to the other one i.e. avoiding use of sasldb.
Thank you very much.
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Howard Chu <hyc(a)symas.com> wrote:
Asimananda Mohanty wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> I just changed the permission level of /etc/sasldb2 from 640 to 644 and
> the command "ldapsearch -d8 -ZZ -b dc=ldap-company,dc=com
> uid=asimananda" started working fine.
Generally that's a bad idea, since it exposes all of your SASL passwords to
anyone who can access that machine or filesystem. Instead you should just
make sure that slapd is running as a user that belongs to the same group as
the sasldb file, or is the owner of the file.
And of course, the better approach when using SASL is not to use a sasldb
file at all, and just store the SASL secrets in the LDAP directory.
I have one more doubt. The above command works fine and accepts password
> too but when I changed the option "-b" to "-D", it stopped
> read somewhere that -D should not be used with SASL. I am bit confused
> about the same.
> Thanks for being so helpful.
> Thanks all.
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 6:59 PM, Matt Kassawara <battery(a)writeme.com
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> I recommend reading section 15.2.3 through 15.2.6 of the OpenLDAP
> 2.4 administrator's guide.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/