Actually, modifying .ldif files directly and restarting the slapd worked
I have tested it many times for different changes, so far so good.
You are welcome to test it out.
[mailto:openldap-technical-bounces@OpenLDAP.org] On Behalf Of Quanah
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2012 12:44 PM
To: Tobias Hachmer; openldap-technical(a)openldap.org
Subject: Re: slapd: way of configuration
--On Monday, September 24, 2012 6:11 PM +0200 Tobias Hachmer
I want to know what the recommended way is to configure slapd. I'm
using openldap package 2.4.28 under ubuntu precise.
As default there is no /etc/ldap/slapd.conf and the whole
configuration is located under /etc/ldap/slapd.d/ in ldif format.
1. Must I use ldapmodify to change slapd configuration in cn=config
backend or can I just change configuration directives directly in the
appropriate ldif file under /etc/ldap/slapd.d/cn=config/* ? If the
latter, have I to restart slapd after configuration changes?
You must use ldapmodify. Alternatively, you can slapcat the cn=config DB,
modify the resulting LDIF, and re-import it. See the -n 0 option to
Never modify the files under cn=config directly.
2. Will the old school way to configure slapd via slapd.conf be
deprecated and not available at all in future?
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