slapd−passwd — /etc/passwd backend to slapd
The PASSWD backend to slapd(8) serves up the user account information listed in the system passwd(5) file. This backend is provided for demonstration purposes only. The DN of each entry is "uid=<username>,<suffix>". Note that non-base searches scan the entire passwd file, and are best suited for hosts with small passwd files.
option applies to the PASSWD backend database. That is, it
must follow a "database passwd" line and come before any
subsequent "backend" or "database" lines. Other database
options are described in the slapd.conf(5) manual
Specifies an alternate passwd file to use. The
backend does not honor any of the access control semantics
described in slapd.access(5). Only
read (=r) access to
pseudo-attribute and to the other attribute values of the
entries returned by the
search operation is honored,
which is performed by the frontend.