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LDAP Linux HOWTO

Luiz Ernesto Pinheiro Malère

v1.10, 2007-03-18

Revision History
Revision 1.10 2007/03/18
Pointer to updated documentation
Revision 1.09 2004/03/05
OpenLDAP 2.2 and general corrections.
Revision 1.08 2003/04/02
SASL with DIGEST-MD5 authentication.
Revision 1.07 2002/09/16
Typo correction.
Revision 1.06 2002/07/17
Migration to DocBook XML standard, revision of the role document. Introducing OpenLDAP 2.1.
Revision 1.05 2001/06/22 Revised by: lepm
Correction of long lines that were causing inconsistences on the PDF version of the document.
Revision 1.04 2001/02/28 Revised by: lepm
Correction of more typos and update on the following sections: Roaming Access, Authentication using LDAP.
Revision 1.03 2000/09/28 Revised by: lepm
Presenting OpenLDAP 2.0, which comprises LDAPv3, as defined on RFC2251
Revision 1.02 2000/09/13 Revised by: lepm
Correction of typos and addition of the section History of Releases.
Revision 1.01 2000/02/15 Revised by: lepm
Added the following sections: LDAP Migration Tools, Authentication using LDAP, Graphical LDAP tools, RFCs.
Revision 1.00 1999/06/20 Revised by: lepm
Initial version.

Information about installing, configuring, running and maintaining a LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) Server on a Linux machine is presented on this document. The document also presents details about how to create LDAP databases, how to add, how to update and how to delete information on the directory. This paper is mostly based on the University of Michigan LDAP information pages and on the OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide.


List of Tables
3-1. Debugging Levels
3-2. Database Backends
4-1. Debugging Levels