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How to disable anonymous bind in ldap (centOS)

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I am runnnig CentOS, openldap and want to disable anonymous bind.

In my /etc/ldap.conf file I see:
# The distinguished name to bind to the server with.
# Optional: default is to bind anonymously.
#binddn cn=proxyuser,dc=example,dc=com

# The credentials to bind with.
# Optional: default is no credential.
#bindpw secret

# The distinguished name to bind to the server with
# if the effective user ID is root. Password is
# stored in /etc/ldap.secret (mode 600)
#rootbinddn cn=manager,dc=example,dc=com

But am unsure how to proceed.  Do I need to create a new user to bind with? Can I use bindpw {SHA}XXX or does it have to be plain text?

Arty Nopius
system engineer
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