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    What is the Purpose of ldap.conf (in the $usr_library)?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20


    There is an LDAP file in the $usr_library, tab directory: ldap.conf.
    host_name = MYUNI.ORG.EDU
    port = 389
    secure_ldap = N
    search_base = o=MYUNI
    search_filter = (uid=USERNAME)
    ldap_version = 3
    [xml setting]
    xml_root_node = bor_authentication

    What is the purpose of this file? I renamed it to remove it from play and the LDAP PDS worked fine, as configured in the PDS directory.


    There is an option to use LDAP authentication in Aleph without activating PDS.
    It is configured via ldap.conf in the $data_tab of the $usr_library and also this $alephe_root environment variable:
    setenv aleph_authen $alephm_dev/alephm/source/authen

    More details are available in the attached file ("How to Configure ALEPH with LDAP.pdf").

    Category: System Management (500)

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013