slaptest(8) — Linux manual page


SLAPTEST(8C)                                                    SLAPTEST(8C)

NAME         top

       slaptest - Check the suitability of the OpenLDAP slapd configuration

SYNOPSIS         top

       SBINDIR/slaptest [-d debug-level] [-f slapd.conf] [-F confdir]
       [-ndbnum] [-o option[=value]] [-Q] [-u] [-v]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Slaptest is used to check the conformance of the slapd(8)
       configuration.  It opens the slapd.conf(5) configuration file or the
       slapd-config(5) backend, and parses it according to the general and
       the backend-specific rules, checking its sanity.

OPTIONS         top

       -d debug-level
              enable debugging messages as defined by the specified debug-
              level; see slapd(8) for details.

       -f slapd.conf
              specify an alternative slapd.conf(5) file.

       -F confdir
              specify a config directory.  If both -f and -F are specified,
              the config file will be read and converted to config directory
              format and written to the specified directory.  If neither
              option is specified, slaptest will attempt to read the default
              config directory before trying to use the default config file.
              If a valid config directory exists then the default config
              file is ignored. If dry-run mode is also specified, no
              conversion will occur.

       -n dbnum
              Just open and test the dbnum-th database listed in the
              configuration file.  To only test the config database
              slapd-config(5), use -n 0 as it is always the first database.

       -o option[=value]
              Specify an option with a(n optional) value.  Possible generic
              options/values are:

                     syslog=<subsystems>  (see `-s' in slapd(8))
                     syslog-level=<level> (see `-S' in slapd(8))
                     syslog-user=<user>   (see `-l' in slapd(8))

       -Q     Be extremely quiet: only the exit code indicates success (0)
              or not (any other value).

       -u     enable dry-run mode (i.e. don't fail if databases cannot be
              opened, but config is fine).

       -v     enable verbose mode.

EXAMPLES         top

       To check a slapd.conf(5) give the command:

            SBINDIR/slaptest -f /ETCDIR/slapd.conf -v

SEE ALSO         top

       ldap(3), slapd(8), slapdn(8)

       "OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide" (


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       <>.  OpenLDAP Software is derived from the
       University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

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