LDAP parameters

When linking software to LDAP it would be nice to know what values to use.

Here are some ways of making sure that your LDAP experience is not as painful as the one we just had.

Make sure that the LDAP server is allowing the IP address of the machine that you are trying to set up. This is done in the /etc/openldap/slapd.conf file on the ldap server.

If you are unsure about what the Base dn value is, try going to JXplorer and right clicking on the affiliation (level) in the left hand side sidebar. Choose the copy dn option from the menu and then paste that into notepad.

We noticed that the authorization filtering, ssl and tls options were not used in our case we left the authorization filtering option blank and had the value of false for the ssl and tls options. Not to say that these are not useful, just in our case it worked with the aforementioned values.


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