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

NAME         top

       slapd-ldif - LDIF backend to slapd

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       The LDIF backend to slapd(8) is a basic storage backend that
       stores entries in text files in LDIF format, and exploits the
       filesystem to create the tree structure of the database.  It is
       intended as a cheap, low performance easy to use backend, and it
       is exploited by higher-level internal structures to provide a
       permanent storage.


       These slapd.conf options apply to the LDIF backend database.
       That is, they must follow a "database ldif" line and come before
       any subsequent "backend" or "database" lines.  Other database
       options are described in the slapd.conf(5) manual page.

       directory <dir>
              Specify the directory where the database tree starts.  The
              directory must exist and grant appropriate permissions
              (rwx) to the identity slapd is running with.

ACCESS CONTROL         top

       The LDIF backend does not honor any of the access control
       semantics described in slapd.access(5).  Only read (=r) access to
       the entry pseudo-attribute and to the other attribute values of
       the entries returned by the search operation is honored, which is
       performed by the frontend.

FILES         top

              default slapd configuration file

SEE ALSO         top

       slapd.conf(5), slapd-config(5), slapd(8), ldif(5).

AUTHOR         top

       Eric Stokes

COLOPHON         top

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