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A basic configuration of the OpenLDAP server, slapd, with support for data

This image will initialize a basic configuration of slapd. Most common schemas
are preloaded (all the schemas that come preloaded with the default Ubuntu
Precise install of slapd), but the only record added to the directory will be
the root organisational unit.

You can (and should) configure the following by providing environment variables
to docker run:

  • LDAP_DOMAIN sets the LDAP root domain. (e.g. if you provide
    here, the root of your directory will be dc=foo,dc=bar,dc=com)
  • LDAP_ORGANISATION sets the human-readable name for your organisation (e.g.
    Acme Widgets Inc.)
  • LDAP_ROOTPASS sets the LDAP admin user password (i.e. the password for
    cn=admin,dc=example,dc=com if your domain was

Start a default LDAP server container

Run make run - this will build your image, and then start the ldap-test container.

By default, the cn=admin,dc=test,dc=com user's password is set to admin.

Note: by default, this container is set up to make to the LDAP ports
on your Docker daemon host server, so your LDAP server will be accessible
by all users on your network.

You can find out which port the LDAP server is bound to on the host by running
docker ps (or docker port <container_id> 389). You could then load an LDIF
file (to set up your directory) like so:

ldapadd -h localhost -p <host_port> -c -x -D cn=admin,dc=mycorp,dc=com -W -f data.ldif

Testing access

Run make exec to get a Bash shell inside the ldap-test container, or make client
to create a new container linked to the ldap-test slapd.

Inside the client container, you can search the LDAP database using:

ldapsearch -h sldapd -D cn=admin,dc=test,dc=com -W -b dc=test,dc=com

Configure default user database

Run docker exec -it ldap-test /ldap/ to add a guest and alc
user, then

docker exec -it ldap-test ldapsearch -D uid=alc,ou=Users,dc=test,dc=com -w alc -b dc=test,dc=com


docker exec -it ldap-test ldapsearch -D cn=guest,dc=test,dc=com -w guest -b dc=test,dc=com

should work

Offline access to LDAP DB

You can also run docker exec -it ldap-test slapcat to see what is in the LDAP database offline.

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