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Mastering OpenLDAP by Matt Butcher

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Chapter 5. Advanced Configuration

In the last chapter, we looked at securing our OpenLDAP server with SSL/TLS, simple and SASL authentication, and ACL-based authorization rules. All of these measures were implemented through configuration files for SLAPD. In this chapter, we will look at some other advanced features of SLAPD, including:

  • Configuring multiple database backends
  • Tuning directory performance
  • Working with directory overlays
  • Adding integrity checks
  • Adding uniqueness constraints

Multiple Database Backends

As we have worked on OpenLDAP so far we have been using only one directory tree (dc=example,dc=com) and one backend database (an HDB database configured in slapd.conf). This works well for most of the small directory servers. It is simple to ...

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