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OpenLDAP Quick Tips: Switch to the Dynamic Config Backend (cn=config)

Dec 03, 2008, 04:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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""What, I don't need to restart my directory server if I make config changes?"

"Not only that, but you can do cool things like promoting/switching a slave directory server to a master server on the fly! (that's one for another tip though).

"To start, we will simply show you how to convert an existing fully configured slapd.conf to the slapd.d format.

"It's worth mentioning if you missed it above, but you can already do this if you have the cn=config user password set, as changes must be made via that user. When you make a config change over LDAP[?], it will take affect but not on a restart, as slapd.conf gets read again. This is usefull though if you always want to start from a known config and just make runtime changes when needed."

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