Set up your LDAP server on Ubuntu 10.04
Aug 31, 2010, 16:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"So lately I've been covering some pretty sweet LDAP tools.
You've seen "Manage your LDAP data with phpLDAPAdmin", "Access and
manage your LDAP data with Luma", and "Set up an LDAP server on
Fedora". Although the last entry showed you how to get a server up
and running with the 389 Directory Server GUI, none of these
articles have touched on the tried and true text-based installation
and setup of the slapd LDAP server. And that is exactly what we are
going to do here.
"But here's the thing – the slapd server can be a real
pain to set up. It didn't used to be. The old fashion way was to
install slapd and then edit the /etc/ldap/slapd.conf file to suite
your needs. Thing is, the slapd.conf configuration file has been
deprecated and now, trying to figure out how to configure slapd is
like finding the proverbial needle in the proverbial haystack.
Fortunately, in my desperate scouring to work out an easy method of
doing this, I have found some tools to make the job easier. And
that's what this article is all about, getting slapd up and running
on a Ubuntu machine so you too can have LDAP running."