• Data imports are handled by ldif files
  • Data structure is defined by schema files

Basic setup

  • Edit /etc/openldap/slapd.conf
  • suffix is the start of the directory tree (usually the server name)
  • rootdn defines the admin user
  • rootpw sets the admins password (generated with slappasswd)
include /etc/openldap/schema/core.schema
include /etc/openldap/schema/cosine.schema
include /etc/openldap/schema/nis.schema
include /etc/openldap/schema/inetorgperson.schema

suffix "dc=myserver,dc=mydomain,dc=tld"
rootdn "cn=admin,dc=myserver,dc=mydomain,dc=tld"
rootpw <password_hash>

Test config file

slaptest -u

Migrate passwd / group

  • Maybe you need to install migrationtools
migrate_base.pl > base.ldif
migrate_group.pl /etc/group > group.ldif
migrate_passwd.pl /etc/passwd > passwd.ldif
  • Edit ldif files and change dc=padl,dc=com to dc=myserver,dc=mydomain,dc=tld

  • Maybe you have to delete the first entry of base.ldif because the root dn already exists

    ldapadd -x -D “cn=admin,dc=myserver,dc=mydomain,dc=tld” -W -f base.ldif ldapadd -x -D “cn=admin,dc=myserver,dc=mydomain,dc=tld” -W -f group.ldif ldapadd -x -D “cn=admin,dc=myserver,dc=mydomain,dc=tld” -W -f passwd.ldif

Dump database

ldapsearch -x -D "cn=admin,dc=myserver,dc=mydomain,dc=tld" -W -b "dc=myserver,dc=mydomain,dc=tld"

List user / groups

getent passwd
getent group

Migrate from 2.3 to 2.4

  • Use /usr/lib/openldap/convert-config.sh to convert old slapd.conf to new cn=config format