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LDAP - Configuring OpenLDAP

In previous post LDAP - Installing OpenLDAP, I listed down the steps to install OpenLDAP. In this post, I will list down the step to add LDAP entry for OpenLDAP

I will use LDIF and ldapadd to add LDAP entry into OpenLDAP database.

The LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF) is used to represent LDAP entries in a simple text format. And ldapadd is a utility which shipped with OpenLDAP to add LDAP entry
Adding an Organization Role 1. Create a LDIF file, ie, organization_roles.ldif
2. Add the following into organization_roles.ldif

# Organization for Example Corporation
dn: dc=example,dc=com
objectClass: dcObject
objectClass: organization
dc: example
o: Example Corporation
description: The Example Corporation

# Organizational Role for Directory Manager
dn: cn=Manager,dc=example,dc=com
objectClass: organizationalRole
cn: Manager
description: Directory Manager

The above create a organization role "Manager" in LDAP directory.

3. Use ldapadd command to add the entry