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       slapd.plugin  -  plugin  configuration  for slapd, the stand-alone LDAP




       The slapd.conf(5)  file  contains  configuration  information  for  the
       slapd(8)  daemon.  This  configuration  file  is also used by the SLAPD
       tools slapadd(8), slapcat(8), and slapindex(8).

       The slapd.conf file  consists  of  a  series  of  global  configuration
       options  that  apply  to  slapd  as  a  whole (including all backends),
       followed by zero or more  database  backend  definitions  that  contain
       information specific to a backend instance.

       The general format of slapd.conf is as follows:

           # comment - these options apply to every database
           <global configuration options>
           # first database definition & configuration options
           database    <backend 1 type>
           <configuration options specific to backend 1>
           # subsequent database definitions & configuration options

       If slapd is compiled with --enable-slapi, support for plugins according
       to Netscape's Directory Server Plug-Ins.   Version  4  of  the  API  is
       currently implemented, with some extensions from version 5.

       Both  global and database specific data may contain plugin information.
       Plugins associated with a specific database are  called  before  global
       plugins.   This  manpage  details the slapd(8) configuration statements
       that affect the loading of SLAPI plugins.

       Arguments that should be replaced by actual text are shown in  brackets

       The structure of the plugin directives is

       plugin <type> <lib_path> <init_function> [<arguments>]
              Load a plugin of the specified type for the current database.

       The  <type>  can  be  one  of  preoperation,  that  is  executed before
       processing the operation for  the  specified  database,  postoperation,
       that  is  executed  after  the operation for the specified database has
       been processed, extendedop, that is used  when  executing  an  extended
       operation,  or object.  The latter is used for miscellaneous types such
       as ACL, computed attribute and search filter rewriter plugins.

       The <libpath> argument  specifies  the  path  to  the  plugin  loadable
       object; if a relative path is given, the object is looked for according
       to the underlying dynamic loading package (libtool's ltdl is used).

       The <init_function> argument specifies what symbol must be called  when
       the  plugin  is  first  loaded.   This  function  should  register  the
       functions provided by the plugin for the desired operations. It  should
       be  noted  that it is this init function, not the plugin type specified
       as the first argument, that determines when and for what operations the
       plugin will be invoked.  The optional <arguments> list is passed to the
       init function.

       pluginlog <file>
              Specify an alternative path for the plugin log file (default  is

       modulepath <pathspec>
              This  statement  sets  the  module  load  path  for  dynamically
              loadable backends, as described in slapd.conf(5); however, since
              both the dynamically loadable backends and the SLAPI plugins use
              the same underlying library  (libtool's  ltdl)  its  value  also
              affects  the  plugin search path.  In general the search path is
              made of colon-separated paths; usually the user-defined path  is
              searched   first;   then  the  value  of  the  LTDL_LIBRARY_PATH
              environment variable, if defined, is used; finally, the  system-
              specific dynamic load path is attempted (e.g. on Linux the value
              of the environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH).  Please  carefully
              read  the  documentation  of  ltdl  because its behavior is very
              platform dependent.


              default slapd configuration file

              default plugin log file



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