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OpenLDAP: investigate slapd-config

Project ID: 
266
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Description: Investigate and test slapd-config with a view to using it for our slapd configuration

Deliverables: Report initially. Following on, slapd configuration supplied by slapd-config

Why: 

Customer: All

Case statement: For some time now, the recommended configuration for OpenLDAP has been
to provide slapd configuration using
slapd-config (i.e. storing
the configuration in ldap itself), rather than in slapd.conf. The
real difficulty with this may be incorporating it into LCFG. Support
for slapd.conf is scheduled to be dropped in openldap 2.5.

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Priority:

Time: Probably 2-4 weeks

How: 

Proposal:

Resources: openldap knowledge

Plan: Initial plan (to be expanded)

  1. Initial investigation into slapd-config (outside of LCFG)
  2. Investigate adding support for slapd-config to lcfg-openldap
  3. Test
  4. Implement
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Dependencies:

Risks: if openldap is unreliable, machines break.

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