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Old 09-09-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
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“This base cannot be created with PLA.” PHPLDAPadmin error on login.

First of all, I'd like to apologize if I'm being dense at any point during the proceedings. I'm a front-end / web dev by training, and have no server administration experience or experience using LDAP.

I've ended up being in charge of installing OpenLDAP with a MySQL backend on an Ubuntu box, in order to get something working with Drupal and the LDAP module. I'm having an issue with PHPLDAPAdmin that, while I believe I may know the problem, I have been unable to find a solution for. I'm working on Ubuntu 14.04.1 with OpenLDAP 2.4.39, MySQL 5.5 and PHPLDAPAdmin 1.2.2.

I followed the instructions on this site up through the point where the writer suggested I create the test data (I had done it earlier and started fresh). So, after installing LDAP, I ran it, and it ran without problems. Then I opened PHPLDAPAdmin (which I configured to match the dn's and dc's and cn's of our OpenLDAP install), logged in with the root account, and was greeted with the error "This base cannot be created with PLA."

I searched everywhere for information relating to this, and found two helpful sources. One on StackOverflow indicated that perhaps PHPLDAPAdmin was misconfigured. I've double and triple-checked, it is not. The other, here at linuxquestions, suggested that it was due to not having set up the base RDN.

Since I have not done that, I figure that is the source of my problem. So, I've attempted to create an .ldif file per those instructions and those on the ldap quickstart guide, and came up with something like this (not, but with the same format).

dn: dc=sso,dc=example,dc=com
objectclass: dcObject
objectclass: organization
o: ExampleOrg
dc: example

dn: cn=manager,dc=sso,dc=example,dc=com
objectclass: organizationalRole
cn: Manager

dn: ou=People,dc=sso,dc=example,dc=com
ou: People
objectClass: top
objectClass: organizationalUnit

dn: ou=addressbook,dc=sso,dc=example,dc=com
ou: addressbook
objectClass: top
objectClass: organizationalUnit
However LDAP, via PHPLDAPAdmin's import feature, has refused to add this (unwilling to perform, etc.). I believe it might have something to do with the multiple dcs, but I have been unable to find the proper syntax for adding more where it's listed on the fifth line. (Another dc entry? Comma delimiter?)

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

Last edited by nlange; 09-09-2014 at 01:40 PM.


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