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Scope of this Document

This document provides a guide for installing OpenLDAP Software 2.4 ( on UNIX (and UNIX-like) systems. The document is aimed at experienced system administrators with basic understanding of LDAP-based directory services.

This document is meant to be used in conjunction with other OpenLDAP information resources provided with the software package and on the project's site ( on the World Wide Web. The site makes available a number of resources.

OpenLDAP Resources
Resource URL
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Frequently Asked Questions
Issue Tracking System
Mailing Lists
Manual Pages
Software Pages
Support Pages

This document is not a complete reference for OpenLDAP software; the manual pages are the definitive documentation. For best results, you should use the manual pages that were installed on your system with your version of OpenLDAP software so that you're looking at documentation that matches the code. While the OpenLDAP web site also provides the manual pages for convenience, you can not assume that they corresond to the particular version you're running.


The OpenLDAP Project is comprised of a team of volunteers. This document would not be possible without their contribution of time and energy.

The OpenLDAP Project would also like to thank the University of Michigan LDAP Team for building the foundation of LDAP software and information to which OpenLDAP Software is built upon. This document is based upon University of Michigan document: The SLAPD and SLURPD Administrators Guide.


Suggested enhancements and corrections to this document should be submitted using the OpenLDAP Issue Tracking System (

About this document

This document was produced using the Simple Document Format (SDF) documentation system ( developed by Ian Clatworthy. Tools for SDF are available from CPAN (