I was afraid of that, but see what made me think otherwise.
"the slapd(8) runtime configuration in 2.3 (and later) is fully
LDAP-enabled and can be managed using the standard LDAP operations with
data in LDIF."
- I have slapd 2.4.9
"but must be converted to the new slapd-config(5) format to allow runtime changes to be saved".
- I did that, but I really don't have the slapd-config man page
in /etc/default/slapd there were already a coment about the the cn=config backend
# Default location of the slapd.conf file. If empty, use the compiled-in
# default (/etc/ldap/slapd.conf). If using the cn=config backend to store
# configuration in LDIF, set this variable to the directory containing the
# cn=config data.
And, after all, I've already deleted slapd.conf and authentication is being made with slapd.d/
Please forgive me for insisting. Thanks
Are you sure it can't be a matter of ACL, admin authentication, or something else?
I'll upgrade to lucid, but it may take a couple of months.