Symas OpenLDAP Knowledge Base

General slapd Operations

Most operations must be run with administrative privileges.

Daemon/Service Operations


All Symas OpenLDAP daemon/service operations share the same control commands:

  • status = Get daemon status
  • start = Start the OpenLDAP daemon
  • stop = Stop the OpenLDAP daemon
  • restart = Stop and start the OpenLDAP daemon

Using Traditional init

The OpenLDAP daemon can be controlled through the traditional init command:

service solserver status|start|stop|restart

Using systemd

Symas OpenLDAP can be configured to start via systemd

systemctl status|start|stop|restart

Using solserver

The solserver script controls the OpenLDAP daemon without being installed in the traditional /etc/rc.d (or similar) init script location.

/opt/symas/etc/solserver status|start|stop|restart


Using the Service Controller

When Symas OpenLDAP is installed on a Windows server, the service is registered with the service control manager and the start/stop/restart functions are available through the standard service control interface.

Using PowerShell

The Symas OpenLDAP service may also be controlled with Windows PowerShell.

Get-Service "slapd" # This shows the status of the service
Get-Service "slapd" | Start-Service -Verbose
Get-Service "slapd" | Stop-Service -Verbose
Get-Service "slapd" | Restart-Service -Verbose

Configuration Testing

See: [[Command Reference: slaptest]] for more details

/opt/symas/bin/slaptest [-F /opt/symas/etc/openldap/slapd.d]   

Basic Backup & Restore

See: [[How-To: Database Backup and Restore]] for more details

Basic Database Backup

/opt/symas/bin/slapcat [-F /opt/symas/etc/openldap/slapd.d] -b <baseDn> -l <output-filename>.ldif

Basic Database Restore

rm -f /var/symas/openldap-data/<directory>/*.mdb
/opt/symas/bin/slapadd [-F /opt/symas/etc/openldap/slapd.d] -b <baseDN> -l <input-filename>.ldif -q