slapd-null(5) — Linux manual page

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | CONFIGURATION | EXAMPLE | ACCESS CONTROL | FILES | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

SLAPD-NULL(5)              File Formats Manual             SLAPD-NULL(5)

NAME         top

       slapd-null - Null backend to slapd

SYNOPSIS         top

       ETCDIR/slapd.conf

DESCRIPTION         top

       The Null backend to slapd(8) is surely the most useful part of
       slapd:
       - Searches return success but no entries.
       - Compares return compareFalse.
       - Updates return success (unless readonly is on) but do nothing.
       - Binds other than as the rootdn fail unless the database option
       "bind on" is given.
       - The slapadd(8) and slapcat(8) tools are equally exciting.
       Inspired by the /dev/null device.

CONFIGURATION         top

       This slapd.conf option applies to the NULL backend database.
       That is, it must follow a "database null" line and come before
       any subsequent "database" lines.  Other database options are
       described in the slapd.conf(5) manual page.

       bind <on/off>
              Allow binds as any DN in this backend's suffix, with any
              password.  The default is "off".

       dosearch <on/off>
              If enabled, a single entry will be returned on all search
              requests.  The entry's DN will be the same as the database
              suffix.  The default is "off".

EXAMPLE         top

       Here is a possible slapd.conf extract using the Null backend:

              database null
              suffix   "cn=Nothing"
              bind     on

ACCESS CONTROL         top

       The null backend does not honor any of the access control
       semantics described in slapd.access(5).

FILES         top

       ETCDIR/slapd.conf
              default slapd configuration file

SEE ALSO         top

       slapd.conf(5), slapd(8), slapadd(8), slapcat(8).

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the OpenLDAP (an open source implementation
       of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) project.
       Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨http://www.openldap.org/⟩.  If you have a bug report for this
       manual page, see ⟨http://www.openldap.org/its/⟩.  This page was
       obtained from the project's upstream Git repository
       ⟨https://git.openldap.org/openldap/openldap.git⟩ on 2020-12-18.
       (At that time, the date of the most recent commit that was found
       in the repository was 2020-12-16.)  If you discover any rendering
       problems in this HTML version of the page, or you believe there
       is a better or more up-to-date source for the page, or you have
       corrections or improvements to the information in this COLOPHON
       (which is not part of the original manual page), send a mail to
       man-pages@man7.org

OpenLDAP LDVERSION             RELEASEDATE                 SLAPD-NULL(5)

Pages that refer to this page: slapd.backends(5)slapcat(8)slapschema(8)