Chapter 3. Configuring the LDAP Server

Table of Contents
3.1. Configuration File Format
3.2. Global Directives
3.3. General Backend Directives
3.4. General Database Directives
3.5. BDB Database Directives
3.6. LDBM Database Directives
3.7. Access Control Examples
3.8. Configuration File Example

Once the software has been installed and built, you are ready to configure it for use at your site. All slapd runtime configuration is accomplished through the slapd.conf file, installed in the prefix directory you specified in the configuration script or by default in /usr/local/etc/openldap.

This section details the commonly used configuration directives in slapd.conf. For a complete list, see the slapd.conf(5) manual page. The configuration file directives are separated into global, backend specific and database specific. Here you will find descriptions of directives, together with their default values (if any) and examples of use.

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