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satnn
 Posted: Dec 23 2011, 02:56 PM
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Hi All,
I am configuring my ldap server but cannot find the file /etc/openldap/slapd.conf dry.gif

Here is what I have in my /etc/openldap directory:
cacerts ldap.conf chema slapd.d

I have successfully installed the following required packages:
openldap
openldap-devel
openldap-clients
openldap-servers
nss_ldap <= error, no package

suggestions?
thanks
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satnn
 Posted: Dec 23 2011, 05:28 PM
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QUOTE (satnn @ Dec 23 2011, 09:56 AM)
Hi All,
I am configuring my ldap server but cannot find the file /etc/openldap/slapd.conf   dry.gif

Here is what I have in my /etc/openldap directory:
cacerts  ldap.conf  chema  slapd.d  

I have successfully installed the following required packages:
openldap
openldap-devel
openldap-clients
openldap-servers
nss_ldap <= error, no package

suggestions?
thanks



Found it!
it is in /usr/share/openldap-servers/

I mean common'! How is /etc/openldap/ anywhere close to /usr/share/openldap-servers/ ???
If a document is being posted to help/educate others, at least it should be tested and verify first instead of blindly leading to further frustration. Some examples of poor info:
http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/Deployment_Guide-en-US/s1-ldap-pam.html
http://linuxnextgen.blogspot.com/2010/03/ldap-server-configuration.html
http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Deployment_Guide/ch-Directory_Servers.html
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scottro
 Posted: Dec 30 2011, 01:40 PM
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The blame should lie with RH, because their documentation is horrible. They make major changes to LDAP, and don't mention it. Do you remember when they blithely moved all the named files, didn't mention it, and when a bug was filed that it should be in the docs, the answer was, no longer necessary, you've mentioned it here.

In this case, their move, which doesn't seem to add very much, is buried somewhere in the docs. It is something that in my less than humble opinion, should be on the front of page of release notes.

I made a page on LDAP for CentOS 5.x, which I still consider a good one.

http://home.roadrunner.com/~computertaijutsu/ldap.html


However, it's missing things for RHEL6 and clones, as they make these changes--and, at work, we now only use it for a fairly insecure company address book..

At any rate, LDAP documentation is notorious for being out of date, and even when up to date, poorly done.
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 Posted: Jan 2 2012, 01:39 AM
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Thank Scottro.
After many hours of researching and putting together little piece of info here and there, I have finally got my ldap server and client up and running.
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