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Old 29th December 2009, 02:21
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Default Need to change olcRootPW

I have made a mistake in configuring my LDAP server setup.

I followed the
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http://www.howtoforge.com/install-and-configure-openldap-on-ubuntu-karmic-koala
how to. (BTW, great job.)

When creating my db.ldif file (during Step 4) I misunderstood olcRootPW to need a password for root. So, I created a unique root password for LDAP. Not realizing that this needed to be the same password for my "cn=admin,dc=myserver,dc=net".

Part two of my confusion is this, should this (Step 4) password creation be in plain text . . or . . a {MD5} hash password (like that created in Step 5.) I am thinking the logical answer is plain text like the example text provided.

If that is the case, then I have created the wrong plain text password in Step 4.

Now, I have searched and Googled and read for two days and cannot conclude how to change this one error.

This is my first "try" at LDAP and I am as newbie as can be. Can anyone help?
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Old 30th December 2009, 04:01
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Red face I am sorry

The most obvious answers lie at the bottom of the how to in the FIRST comment.

Quite simply, I did not have to stop my server.

'su' into root, Then I did this:
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apt-get --purge autoremove slapd ldap-utils
Then I did:
Code:
rm -rf /etc/ldap
on my server. This removed the existing installation.

And finally:
Code:
apt-get -y install slapd ldap-utils
Ran all of the how to again (with correct password) and all is working again.

Please consider this issue closed.
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