NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | CONFIGURATION | EXAMPLE | ACCESS CONTROL | FILES | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

SLAPD-NULL(5)                File Formats Manual               SLAPD-NULL(5)

NAME         top

       slapd-null - Null backend to slapd

SYNOPSIS         top

       ETCDIR/slapd.conf

DESCRIPTION         top

       The Null backend to slapd(8) is surely the most useful part of slapd:
       - Searches return success but no entries.
       - Compares return compareFalse.
       - Updates return success (unless readonly is on) but do nothing.
       - Binds other than as the rootdn fail unless the database option
       "bind on" is given.
       - The slapadd(8) and slapcat(8) tools are equally exciting.
       Inspired by the /dev/null device.

CONFIGURATION         top

       This slapd.conf option applies to the NULL backend database.  That
       is, it must follow a "database null" line and come before any
       subsequent "database" lines.  Other database options are described in
       the slapd.conf(5) manual page.

       bind <on/off>
              Allow binds as any DN in this backend's suffix, with any
              password.  The default is "off".

       dosearch <on/off>
              If enabled, a single entry will be returned on all search
              requests.  The entry's DN will be the same as the database
              suffix.  The default is "off".

EXAMPLE         top

       Here is a possible slapd.conf extract using the Null backend:

              database null
              suffix   "cn=Nothing"
              bind     on

ACCESS CONTROL         top

       The null backend does not honor any of the access control semantics
       described in slapd.access(5).

FILES         top

       ETCDIR/slapd.conf
              default slapd configuration file

SEE ALSO         top

       slapd.conf(5), slapd(8), slapadd(8), slapcat(8).

COLOPHON         top

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