Using Browsers with OpenLDAP cn=config Tree

The new OpenLDAP configuration is an LDAP tree like any other, and can be browsed as such. Using a graphical browser like Apache Directory Studio can simplify configuration (somewhat).

When setting up a new LDAP connection, specify the user as the admin user for the configuration tree – like so:


Also specify the tree root as:


With the appropriate settings, you should then get a list of the configuration tree, where you can view and edit entries. It would behoove you to be very careful about changing things in this tree: if you change the wrong thing, your LDAP server could stop functioning properly.

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