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1<sect2>
2<title>Configuring Open<acronym>LDAP</acronym></title>
3
4<sect3><title>Config files</title>
5<para><filename>/etc/openldap/*</filename></para>
6</sect3>
7
8<sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
9
10<para>The only configuration needed for
11<application>Open<acronym>LDAP</acronym></application> is
12to run <command>ldconfig</command>. The <acronym>LDAP</acronym> server
13can be started by <command>/usr/sbin/slapd</command> as described in
14the man page slapd(8).</para>
15
16<para>To utilize <application>GDBM</application> as the database
17backend, the "database" entry in <filename>/etc/slapd.conf</filename>
18must be changed from "bdb" to "ldbm". You can use both by creating an
19additional database section in <filename>/etc/slapd.conf</filename>.</para>
20
21<para>Significant configuration is needed for
22<application>Open<acronym>LDAP</acronym></application> to utilized
23security features. The <ulink
24url="http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin21/">OpenLDAP 2.1 Administrator's
25Guide</ulink> is a good place to start.</para>
26
27<para>Data can be added to the <acronym>LDAP</acronym> database via
28<command>ldapadd</command>. There are other programs that can use
29the database. For more information see the appropriate man page.</para>
30
31</sect3>
32
33</sect2>
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