slapd−null — Null backend to slapd
The Null backend to slapd(8) is surely the most
useful part of
- 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.
Inspired by the /dev/null device.
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
Allow binds as any DN in this backend's suffix, with any password. The default is "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".
Here is a possible slapd.conf extract using the Null backend:
database null suffix "cn=Nothing" bind on
does not honor any of the access control semantics described