NOTE: CentOS Enterprise Linux 5 is built from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. Other than logo and name changes CentOS Enterprise Linux 5 is compatible with the equivalent Red Hat version. This document applies equally to both Red Hat and CentOS Enterprise Linux 5.
The following resources offer additional information on LDAP. It is highly recommended that you review these, especially the OpenLDAP website and the LDAP HOWTO, before configuring LDAP on your system(s).
24.9.1. Installed Documentation
/usr/share/docs/openldap-<versionnumber>/ directory — Contains a general README document and miscellaneous information.
LDAP related man pages — There are a number of man pages for the various applications and configuration files involved with LDAP. The following is a list of some of the more important man pages.
man ldapadd — Describes how to add entries to an LDAP directory.
man ldapdelete — Describes how to delete entries within an LDAP directory.
man ldapmodify — Describes how to modify entries within an LDAP directory.
man ldapsearch — Describes how to search for entries within an LDAP directory.
man ldappasswd — Describes how to set or change the password of an LDAP user.
man ldapcompare — Desribes how to use the ldapcompare tool.
man ldapwhoami — Describes how to use the ldapwhoami tool.
man ldapmodrdn — Describes how to modify the RDNs of entries.
man slapd — Describes command line options for the LDAP server.
man slurpd — Describes command line options for the LDAP replication server.
man slapadd — Describes command line options used to add entries to a slapd database.
man slapcat — Describes command line options used to generate an LDIF file from a slapd database.
man slapindex — Describes command line options used to regenerate an index based upon the contents of a slapd database.
man slappasswd — Describes command line options used to generate user passwords for LDAP directories.
man ldap.conf — Describes the format and options available within the configuration file for LDAP clients.
man slapd.conf — Describes the format and options available within the configuration file referenced by both the LDAP server applications (slapd and
slurpd) and the LDAP administrative tools (slapadd, slapcat, and slapindex).
24.9.2. Useful Websites
http://www.openldap.org/ — Home of the OpenLDAP Project. This website contains a wealth of information about configuring OpenLDAP as well as a future roadmap and version changes.