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Using slaptest


slaptest Man Page

Online Use: ✅

Syntax: slaptest {-f slapd.conf | -F slapd.d}

  • The slaptest command is used for confirming the validity of a slapd configuration file or directory
  • slaptest may also be used to convert a static slapd configuration file (slapd.conf) to dynamic configuration (cn=config)
Option Description
-f slapd.conf | -F slapd.d The configuration file or directory to test
-u Perform a dry-run, which skips checking for the presence of an actual database
-v Verbose mode
-Q Quiet mode. Returns 0 for success, any other number for failure


  • Test the validity of a slapd.conf file, ignoring missing databases:

    slaptest -f slapd.conf -u

  • Convert static configuration to dynamic configuration:

    mkdir slapd.d
    slaptest -f slapd.conf -F slapd.d