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rexthecoollion 04-12-2006 09:43 PM

ldap setup for authentication
Hi everyone
I've been wrestling with ldap for quite a while now. I've read lots of stuff and maybe i'm confusing myself (not too difficult!).

Anyway, I'm trying to set up ldap authentication on suse 10. I have gone thru the process in the suse documentation (on the novell site).

My question is this:
Why isn't the slapd daemon running? Everything I do tells me that ldap is not running or that it can't connect. I can't see the slapd process in the processes list. Is slapd installed on suse as a default? If slapd is not showing as a process does that mean it's not there? If so how come the documentation doesn't say anything and Yast2 tells me that the ldap server is installed?

Ok that was more than one question but can someone help? Please? The more I read the more confused I seem to get.


acid_kewpie 04-13-2006 02:19 PM

you'll have a package called openldap. if that's installed then you should have the slapd daemon binary installed. do a "rpm -ql openldap" to list the pacakge contents. if that's there then you've probably not started the actual service. just because it's insatlled doesn't mean it's running, try "/etc/init.d/slapd start" or some functional equivalent in whatever control centre you use.

rexthecoollion 04-14-2006 03:18 AM

Thanx Chris
That's where my confusion begins. I don't have openldap but openldap2. This package includes the file /usr/lib/openldap/slapd which I think is the daemon. However it seems that all the documents are written for openldap-except for the suse docs. The suse docs say to start the daemon with rclapd start. I can do this without any probs. The problem is that I don't really understand the suse docs when they talk about editing the slapd.conf file. it gives examples but doesn't really explain them.

What I really need is instructions specifically for suse. Do these exist?

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