Database Schema Best Practices
Do not modify standard schemas
The standard schema files in
/opt/symas/etc/openldap/schema are overwritten during
upgrades of OpenLDAP and any changes made will be lost. Instead, all
changes should be made in custom .schema files.
Separate custom schemas from standard schemas
Custom schemas should be stored in a separate folder from the standard schema files. Separating schemas will ensure the custom ones aren’t deleted/overwritten during OpenLDAP upgrades. We recommend storing custom schemas in the following path: