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How to install OpenLDAP with MySQL as backend data on Debian 6 64-bit

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LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) as its name, is a protocol to access to Directory Service. Well known LDAP is Active Directory that specific on Windows Server. But for the Linux one is OpenLDAP

Normally OpenLDAP will keep all the Directory data in LDIF File Format (sample) but version prior 2.0 OpenLDAP support back-sql that will keep data in RDBMS so we can import data directly from database to OpenLDAP.

This article will focus on install OpenLDAP with MySQL as backend data on Debian 6 64-bit. If I have time I will write more about how to create MySQL schema for OpenLDAP

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