[nycbug-talk] OpenLDAP Server on FreeBSD-9

Edward Capriolo edlinuxguru at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 13:33:21 EDT 2012

First look at your ldap.conf (not the client settings) the one that
control the openldap daemon. What generally happens is schema's are
not enabled be default. Thus the attribute uid may be defined in the
cosine.schema. If the ldap system you are migrating from is very old
the schema's may have changed as well. In that case you may have to
try to resolve the difference (emailAddress has been replaced by
emailAdr) this may involve sed or other hackery. Note: some schemas
depend on others.

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 1:07 PM,  <nycbug at wynn.com> wrote:
> Greeting-
> I have finally decided it is time to cry UNCLE!  I have been trying for some
> many weeks to get an openldap server up and running for central auth of my
> flock of FreeBSD and GNU/Linux boxes (GNU/Linux is on the way out) with
> no luck.
> I had no problem building the openldap port, but I can not seem to in any way
> load up a password database using the following LDIF
> dn: uid=wynkoop,ou=People,dc=harapartners,dc=com
> uid: wynkoop
> cn: Brett Wynkoop
> objectClass: account
> objectClass: posixAccount
> objectClass: top
> userPassword: {crypt}*
> loginShell: /usr/local/bin/bash
> uidNumber: 1034
> gidNumber: 1034
> homeDirectory: /home/wynkoop
> gecos: Brett Wynkoop
> Here is the error returned:
>  [root at hp1 /home/wynkoop/MigrationTools-47]#  ldapadd -x -h localhost <  pass.wynkoop.ldif
> adding new entry "uid=wynkoop,ou=People,dc=harapartners,dc=com"
> ldap_add: Invalid syntax (21)
>         additional info: objectClass: value #0 invalid per syntax
>  [root at hp1 /home/wynkoop/MigrationTools-47]#
> I have tried other methods to populate the ldap database as well, but it
> always boils down to a syntax error on something in the ldif file.
> HELP!  If I can not get this going I am going to have to fall back to NIS....
> ICK.
> Thanks guys!
> -Brett
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