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MAN page from Fedora 9 openldap-2.4.8-3.fc9.x86_64.rpm

LDAP.CONF

Section: File Formats (5)
Updated: 2008/02/19
Index 

NAME

ldap.conf, .ldaprc - ldap configuration file 

SYNOPSIS

/etc/openldap/ldap.conf, .ldaprc 

DESCRIPTION

If the environment variable LDAPNOINIT is defined, alldefaulting is disabled.

Theldap.confconfiguration file is used to set system-wide defaults to be applied whenrunningldapclients.

Users may create an optional configuration file,ldaprcor.ldaprc,in their home directory which will be used to override the system-widedefaults file.The fileldaprcin the current working directory is also used.

Additional configuration files can be specified usingthe LDAPCONF and LDAPRC environment variables.LDAPCONF may be set to the path of a configuration file. Thispath can be absolute or relative to the current working directory.The LDAPRC, if defined, should be the basename of a filein the current working directory or in the user's home directory.

Environmental variables may also be used to augment the file based defaults.The name of the variable is the option name with an added prefix of LDAP.For example, to define BASE via the environment, set the variableLDAPBASE to the desired value.

Some options are user-only. Such options are ignored if presentin theldap.conf(or file specified byLDAPCONF). 

OPTIONS

The configuration options are case-insensitive;their value, on a case by case basis, may be case-sensitive.

Blank lines and lines beginning with a hash mark (`#')are ignored up to their end.

Valid lines are made of an option's name (a sequence of non-blanks,conventionally written in uppercase, although not required), followed by a value.The value starts with the first non-blank character after the option's name, and terminates at the end of the line, or at the last sequence of blanks before the end of the line.The tokenization of the value, if any, is delegated to the handler(s)for that option, if any. Quoting values that contain blanks may be incorrect, as the quotes would become part of the value.For example,

        URI     "ldap:// ldaps://"

is incorrect, while

        URI     ldap:// ldaps://

is correct (note the absence of the double quotes).

A line cannot be longer than LINE_MAX, which should be more than 2000 byteson all platforms.There is no mechanism to split a long line on multiple lines, either forbeautification or to overcome the above limit.

The different configuration options are:

URI <ldap[si]://[name[:port]] ...>
Specifies the URI(s) of an LDAP server(s) to which theLDAP library should connect. The URI scheme may be any ofldap,ldaps orldapi,which refer to LDAP over TCP, LDAP over SSL (TLS) and LDAPover IPC (UNIX domain sockets), respectively.Each server's name can be specified as adomain-style name or an IP address literal. Optionally, theserver's name can followed by a ':' and the port number the LDAPserver is listening on. If no port number is provided, the defaultport for the scheme is used (389 for ldap://, 636 for ldaps://).For LDAP over IPC,name is the name of the socket, and noportis required, nor allowed; note that directory separators must be URL-encoded, like any other characters that are special to URLs; so the socket

        /usr/local/var/ldapi

must be specified as

        ldapi://%2Fusr%2Flocal%2Fvar%2Fldapi

A space separated list of URIs may be provided.

BASE <base>
Specifies the default base DN to use when performing ldap operations.The base must be specified as a Distinguished Name in LDAP format.
BINDDN <dn>
Specifies the default bind DN to use when performing ldap operations.The bind DN must be specified as a Distinguished Name in LDAP format.This is a user-only option.
DEREF <when>
Specifies how alias dereferencing is done when performing a search. The<when>can be specified as one of the following keywords:
never
Aliases are never dereferenced. This is the default.
searching
Aliases are dereferenced in subordinates of the base object, butnot in locating the base object of the search.
finding
Aliases are only dereferenced when locating the base object of the search.
always
Aliases are dereferenced both in searching and in locating the base objectof the search.
HOST <name[:port] ...>
Specifies the name(s) of an LDAP server(s) to which theLDAP library should connect. Each server's name can be specified as adomain-style name or an IP address and optionally followed by a ':' andthe port number the ldap server is listening on. A space separatedlist of hosts may be provided.HOSTis deprecated in favor ofURI.
NETWORK_TIMEOUT <integer>
Specifies the timeout (in seconds) after which the poll(2)/select(2)following a connect(2) returns in case of no activity.
PORT <port>
Specifies the default port used when connecting to LDAP servers(s).The port may be specified as a number.PORTis deprecated in favor ofURI.
REFERRALS <on/true/yes/off/false/no>
Specifies if the client should automatically follow referrals returnedby LDAP servers.The default is on.Note that the command line toolsldapsearch(1)&co always override this option.
SIZELIMIT <integer>
Specifies a size limit to use when performing searches. Thenumber should be a non-negative integer. SIZELIMIT of zero (0)specifies unlimited search size.
TIMELIMIT <integer>
Specifies a time limit to use when performing searches. Thenumber should be a non-negative integer. TIMELIMIT of zero (0)specifies unlimited search time to be used.VERSION {2|3}Specifies what version of the LDAP protocol should be used.
TIMEOUT <integer>
Specifies a timeout (in seconds) after which calls to synchronous LDAPAPIs will abort if no response is received. Also used for anyldap_result(3)calls where a NULL timeout parameter is supplied.
 

SASL OPTIONS

If OpenLDAP is built with Simple Authentication and Security Layer support,there are more options you can specify.
SASL_MECH <mechanism>
Specifies the SASL mechanism to use.This is a user-only option.
SASL_REALM <realm>
Specifies the SASL realm.This is a user-only option.
SASL_AUTHCID <authcid>
Specifies the authentication identity.This is a user-only option.
SASL_AUTHZID <authcid>
Specifies the proxy authorization identity.This is a user-only option.
SASL_SECPROPS <properties>
Specifies Cyrus SASL security properties. The <properties>can be specified as a comma-separated list of the following:
none
(without any other properties) causes the propertiesdefaults ("noanonymous,noplain") to be cleared.
noplain
disables mechanisms susceptible to simple passive attacks.
noactive
disables mechanisms susceptible to active attacks.
nodict
disables mechanisms susceptible to passive dictionary attacks.
noanonymous
disables mechanisms which support anonymous login.
forwardsec
requires forward secrecy between sessions.
passcred
requires mechanisms which pass client credentials (and allowsmechanisms which can pass credentials to do so).
minssf=<factor>
specifies the minimum acceptablesecurity strength factoras an integer approximating the effective key length used forencryption. 0 (zero) implies no protection, 1 implies integrityprotection only, 56 allows DES or other weak ciphers, 112allows triple DES and other strong ciphers, 128 allows RC4,Blowfish and other modern strong ciphers. The default is 0.
maxssf=<factor>
specifies the maximum acceptablesecurity strength factoras an integer (seeminssfdescription). The default isINT_MAX.
maxbufsize=<factor>
specifies the maximum security layer receive buffersize allowed. 0 disables security layers. The default is 65536.
 

TLS OPTIONS

If OpenLDAP is built with Transport Layer Security support, thereare more options you can specify. These options are used when anldaps:// URIis selected (by default or otherwise) or when the applicationnegotiates TLS by issuing the LDAP StartTLS operation.
TLS_CACERT <filename>
Specifies the file that contains certificates for all of the CertificateAuthorities the client will recognize.
TLS_CACERTDIR <path>
Specifies the path of a directory that contains Certificate Authoritycertificates in separate individual files. TheTLS_CACERTis always used beforeTLS_CACERTDIR.This parameter is ignored with GNUtls.
TLS_CERT <filename>
Specifies the file that contains the client certificate.This is a user-only option.
TLS_KEY <filename>
Specifies the file that contains the private key that matches the certificatestored in theTLS_CERTfile. Currently, the private key must not be protected with a password, soit is of critical importance that the key file is protected carefully.This is a user-only option.
TLS_CIPHER_SUITE <cipher-suite-spec>
Specifies acceptable cipher suite and preference order.<cipher-suite-spec> should be a cipher specification for OpenSSL,e.g., HIGH:MEDIUM:+SSLv2.
TLS_RANDFILE <filename>
Specifies the file to obtain random bits from when /dev/[u]random isnot available. Generally set to the name of the EGD/PRNGD socket.The environment variable RANDFILE can also be used to specify the filename.This parameter is ignored with GNUtls.
TLS_REQCERT <level>
Specifies what checks to perform on server certificates in a TLS session,if any. The<level>can be specified as one of the following keywords:
never
The client will not request or check any server certificate.
allow
The server certificate is requested. If no certificate is provided,the session proceeds normally. If a bad certificate is provided, it willbe ignored and the session proceeds normally.
try
The server certificate is requested. If no certificate is provided,the session proceeds normally. If a bad certificate is provided,the session is immediately terminated.
demand | hard
These keywords are equivalent. The server certificate is requested. If nocertificate is provided, or a bad certificate is provided, the sessionis immediately terminated. This is the default setting.
TLS_CRLCHECK <level>
Specifies if the Certificate Revocation List (CRL) of the CA should be used to verify if the server certificates have not been revoked. ThisrequiresTLS_CACERTDIRparameter to be set. This parameter is ignored with GNUtls.<level>can be specified as one of the following keywords:
none
No CRL checks are performed
peer
Check the CRL of the peer certificate
all
Check the CRL for a whole certificate chain
TLS_CRLFILE <filename>
Specifies the file containing a Certificate Revocation List to be usedto verify if the server certificates have not been revoked. Thisparameter is only supported with GNUtls.
 

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

LDAPNOINIT
disable all defaulting
LDAPCONF
path of a configuration file
LDAPRC
basename of ldaprc file in $HOME or $CWD
LDAP<option-name>
Set <option-name> as from ldap.conf
 

FILES

/etc/openldap/ldap.conf
system-wide ldap configuration file
$HOME/ldaprc, $HOME/.ldaprc
user ldap configuration file
$CWD/ldaprc
local ldap configuration file
 

SEE ALSO

ldap(3),ldap_set_option(3),ldap_result(3),openssl(1),sasl(3) 

AUTHOR

Kurt Zeilenga, The OpenLDAP Project 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

OpenLDAP Softwareis developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project <http://www.openldap.org/>.OpenLDAP Softwareis derived from University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SASL OPTIONS
TLS OPTIONS
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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