I need to set up a LDAP server on Linux. Whenever I post a question about LDAP on any forum I typically get a one-liner that I don't understand. My follow-up posts generally go unanswered which leads me to believe the respondant never actually used LDAP.
SO! I need some basic guidance on setup up LDAP from someone's whose actually done it, please! My immediate objective is to configure an LDAP address book for the roundCube webmail client, but I'm hopeful this exercise will be applicable generally.
I am running Slackware64 14.1, kernel 3.10.17 on one host and have another running Slackware 13.37.0, kernel 22.214.171.124-smp.
The Slackware 14.1 host has Samba4, but my understanding is that Samba4 has LDAP, but that it might not be suited for normal LDAP use(https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/FAQ#Why_is_the_LDAP_backend_.28used_so_successfully_in_classic_Samba_domains.29_not_supported_with_the_AD_DC.3F
). If I can't use the 14.1 host I can use the 13.37.0 host which doesn't have Samba4.
I basically understand what LDAP is for, but am pretty clueless about getting it setup. Most web postings I've found feel like I've been dropped into the "middle of the book" assuming lots of prior knowledge.
What do I need to do to get started?