slapd-ldif - LDIF backend to slapd
The LDIF backend to slapd(8) is a basic storage backend that stores
entries in text files in LDIF format, and exploits the filesystem to
create the tree structure of the database. It is intended as a cheap,
low performance easy to use backend, and it is exploited by higher-
level internal structures to provide a permanent storage.
These slapd.conf options apply to the LDIF backend database. That is,
they must follow a "database ldif" line and come before any subsequent
"backend" or "database" lines. Other database options are described in
the slapd.conf(5) manual page.
Specify the directory where the database tree starts. The
directory must exist and grant appropriate permissions (rwx) to
the identity slapd is running with.
The LDIF backend does not honor any of the access control semantics
described in slapd.access(5). Only read (=r) access to the entry
pseudo-attribute and to the other attribute values of the entries
returned by the search operation is honored, which is performed by the
default slapd configuration file
slapd.conf(5), slapd-config(5), slapd(8), ldif(5).