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8.4.2. Converting slapd configuration

This example assumes that the file to convert from the old slapd configuration is located at /etc/openldap/slapd.conf and the new directory for OpenLDAP configuration is located at /etc/openldap/slapd.d/.
  • Remove the contents of the new /etc/openldap/slapd.d/ directory:
    # rm -rf /etc/openldap/slapd.d/*
  • Run slaptest to check the validity of the configuration file and specify the new configuration directory:
    slaptest -f /etc/openldap/slapd.conf -F /etc/openldap/slapd.d
  • Configure permissions on the new directory:
    chown -R ldap:ldap /etc/openldap/slapd.d
    chmod -R 000 /etc/openldap/slapd.d
    chmod -R u+rwX /etc/openldap/slapd.d
  • Once the service is confirmed to be working in the new configuration directory, remove the old configuration file:
    rm -rf /etc/openldap/slapd.conf