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= Configuring LDAP Authentication for Debian =
== OpenLDAPSetup ==
1. Install the ["OpenLDAP"] package [http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?searchon=names&keywords=slapd slapd]

Do '{{{apt-get install slapd}}}', answering prompts as required and generaly picking defaults except where they are obviously examples.

2. Edit the LDAP configuration file

To make using LDAP utilities like '{{{ldapsearch}}}' a little less painful, edit {{{/etc/ldap/ldap.conf}}} (installed by the '{{{libldap2}}}' package on the stable (a.k.a. 'woody') distribution) to set:{{{
 BASE dc=<yourhost>,dc=<your>,dc=<domain>
 URI ldap://localhost
}}}

3. Tune your LDAP server performance

To improve LDAP performance, edit {{{/etc/ldap/slapd.conf}}} to set more indexes than the stable (a.k.a. 'woody') default of just objectClass (taken from the Mandrake documentation):{{{
  index objectclass,uid,uidNumber,gidNumber eq
  index cn,mail,surname,givenName eq,subinitial
}}}

4. Update the LDAP indexes

Make sure the indexes are updated by doing (as {{{root}}}):{{{
(as {{{root}}}):{{{

(as root):

  # /etc/init.d/slapd stop
  # slapindex
  # /etc/init.d/slapd start


  • ["LDAPAuthentication"]