Wizard::LDAP - Administration interface for your LDAP server
# From the shell: ldapWizard # Or, from the WWW: <a href="ldap.ep">LDAP administraton</a>
This is a package for administration of an LDAP server. It allows to feed users, hosts and networks into the server.
First of all, you have to install the prerequisites. There are lots of:
You need some LDAP server. We are using the OpenLDAP server, see
In theory any other LDAP server should do, but the servers configuration might be different.
A source RPM for Red Hat Linux is available on demand.
To configure the LDAP server, edit the file topics.ldif from the distribution. Currently it looks like
dn: topic=user, dc=ispsoft, dc=de name: user objectclass: topic dn: topic=net, dc=ispsoft, dc=de name: net objectclass: topic
Change "dc=ispsoft, dc=de" to reflect your local settings. For example, if you are using the mail domain "mycompany.com", then you might choose
Import the file into your LDAP server by using the command
ldif2ldbm -i topics.ldif
(The above command will trash an existing LDAP database! Use ldapadd if you want to avoid this.)
Append the files slapd.at.conf.APPEND and slapd.oc.conf.APPEND to your /etc/openldap/slapd.at.conf and /etc/openldap/slapd.oc.conf and restart the OpenLDAP server.
This is a Perl package for atomic operations on important files.
If you like to use the WWW administration interface, you need the embedded Perl system HTML::EP.
Another Perl module, available at the same place.
To talk to the LDAP server, we use Graham Barr's Net::LDAP package. It is written in 100% Perl, no underlying C library required.
All the above packages are available on any CPAN mirror, for example
or perhaps at the same place where you found this file. :-)
Note that some of the packages have their own requirements. For example, HTML::EP depends on libwww and the MailTools. If so, you will be told while installing the modules. See below for the installation of the Perl modules.
Installing a Perl module is always the same:
gzip -cd Wizard-LDAP-0.1005.tar.gz | tar xf - cd Wizard-LDAP-0.1005 perl Makefile.PL make make test make install
Alternatively you might try using the automatic installation that the CPAN module offers you:
perl -MCPAN -e shell install IO::AtomicFile install Bundle::HTML::EP install Bundle::Wizard install Convert::BER install Net::LDAP install Wizard::LDAP
Note that some of the modules, in particular HTML::EP, need additional configuration tasks, for example modifying the web servers configuration files.
You have to create a directory /etc/LDAP-Wizard and make it owned by the httpd user, so that CGI binaries can write into this directory.
Copy the file ldap.ep into your web servers root directory. (I choose /home/httpd/html/admin/ldap.ep on my Red Hat Linux box.)
Point your browser too the corresponding location, for example
Start with modifying the preferences.
This module is
Copyright (C) 1999 Jochen Wiedmann Am Eisteich 9 72555 Metzingen Germany Email: email@example.com and Amarendran R. Subramanian Grundstr. 32 72810 Gomaringen Germany Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Rights Reserved.
You may distribute under the terms of either the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License, as specified in the Perl README file.