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Monday, June 21, 2010

OpenLDAP default search base

Although it's possible to specify a search base on the client when doing an ldapsearch, it's often nicer if the server can have it set correctly already. I noticed there's an olcDefaultSearchBase attribute for olcDatabase entries, however you can only use it on entry -1, the frontend database. This makes sense, because for one LDAP server instance you can only have a single default search base.

The following LDIF will set the default search base to dc=denc,dc=nl:
dn: olcDatabase={-1}frontend,cn=config
changetype: modify
add: olcDefaultSearchBase
olcDefaultSearchBase: dc=denc,dc=nl

Works like a charm for me!

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