This documents the installation of the LDAP server at IMB.

LDAP Server and Replication Server

slapd and slurpd

slapd is the OpenLDAP directory server. slurpd is the daemon that propagates updates from the LDAP server to the replication server.


Our initial implementation of LDAP will use two computers, both running recent versions of linux.

LDAP server

First, remove any OpenSSL and OpenLDAP rpm's that may have been installed in your implementation of linux. These will only confuse the issue. (rpm -qa | grep -i openssl and rpm -qa | grep -i openldap should come back clear). This is optional but if you keep various packages it can become very difficult to determine which binaries are being used.

Author: Lance Rathbone
Last modified: Wednesday June 18, 2008