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Viewing the LDAP schema (cn=config)


The LDAP schema isn't viewable in the regular view of the LDAP tree. It's stored in a parallel universe called cn=config, the brain child of something called LDAP OLC (on line configuration). Someone thought it was a good idea to allow runtime configuration of LDAP. They forgot the part of being easy and maintainable on par with other Unix services on the server. Hence, they abandoned configuration files under /etc to go with this parallel LDAP tree under cn=config. Oh well, in any case, to view it, you can use slapcat:

$ slapcat -H "ldap:///cn=config??sub?(olcDatabase=*)"

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