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Mastering OpenLDAP by Matt Butcher

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Using the Utilities to Prepare the Directory

So far in this chapter we have looked at the server operations, and created an LDIF file representing our initial directory information tree. In the remainder of this chapter we are going to look at two groups of tools. In this part we are going to look at the OpenLDAP utilities. In the next part we will look at the OpenLDAP clients.

Unlike the OpenLDAP clients, the utilities do not use the LDAP protocol to connect to a server and perform directory operations. Instead they work on a lower level, interacting directly with OpenLDAP directories and data files. The OpenLDAP suite includes eight utilities that perform administrative tasks. We will look at these tools as we go through the process of creating, ...

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