slapd.plugin — plugin configuration for slapd, the stand-alone LDAP daemon
file consists of a series of global configuration options
that apply to
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
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
statements that affect the loading of SLAPI
Arguments that should be replaced by actual text are shown in brackets <>.
The structure of the plugin directives is
Load a plugin of the specified type for the current database.
can be one of
preoperation, that is
executed before processing the operation for the specified
postoperation, that is
executed after the operation for the specified database has
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.
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
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
list is passed to the init function.
Specify an alternative path for the plugin log file (default is LOCALSTATEDIR/errors).
This statement sets the module load path for
dynamically loadable backends, as described in
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
variable, if defined, is used; finally, the
system-specific dynamic load path is attempted (e.g. on
Linux the value of the environment variable
carefully read the documentation of ltdl because its
behavior is very platform dependent.
default slapd configuration file
default plugin log file
"OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide" (http://www.OpenLDAP.org/doc/admin/)