Set up an ldap server

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For SUSE

install the config module

Install the configuration module for yast2 to set up an ldap server:

yast -i yast2-ldap-server

Start the configuration:

yast2 ldap-server

When asked for installing openldap, answer "Install".

install ldap server

Choose "Start ldap server" -> yes, tag "open port in firewall" and choose "Configure...". Choose "Add database". As Base DN, use dc=example,dc=com. Finish yast2.

test ldap server

Restart ldap server

Restarting ldap server must be possible:

/etc/init.d/ldap stop
/etc/init.d/ldap start

Now the command

/etc/init.d/ldap status

Should show running. The port must be reachable via network:

nmap localhost

Should show one line

389/tcp  open  ldap

Adding an OU

To add an organizational unit, do

cat >orgunit<<EOF
dn: ou=orgunit1,dc=example,dc=com
objectClass: top
objectClass: organizationalUnit
ou: orgunit1
description: Test orgUnit
EOF
slapadd -v -l orgunit

Adding a person

cat >person<<EOF
dn: cn=John Johnson,ou=orgunit1,dc=example,dc=com
objectclass: top
objectclass: person
objectclass: organizationalPerson
sn: John
cn: John Johnson
EOF
slapadd -v -l person

Using an application

You can now test your ldap server using e.g. kaddressbook.

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