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From Kiran Ayyagari <>
Subject Re: New ApacheDS admin.. some tips needed!
Date Wed, 12 Jun 2013 03:41:06 GMT
On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 7:55 AM, Timothy Balcer <> wrote:

> Hi folks. I am familiar with OpenLDAP, Kerberos, SASL, GSSAPI.. all the fun
> things you need for transparent SSO in a heterogenous organization :) I'm
> hitting a few walls here that I am guessing folks will be able to help me
> here goes.. and please feel free to point me at RTFM! I have hit
> the google hammer quite a bit on these and have found very little to help.
> First - Replication.
> Ok.. I have done syncrepl wih OpenLDAP etc, but the draw for me in ApacheDS
> was Multi-master (supposedly available in M12!). I have a need to have
> several geographically distant LDAP masters operating simultaneously, and
> this would be difficult otherwise. Problem: What am I missing? I setup
> three ApacheDS servers running fine. I can connect to each. Lets call them
> s1, s2 and s3. s1 is my local master, so first I setup Replication there,
> using the configuration manager, and pointed it at s2 and s3. I set the
> replication base to be dc=foo, dc=com.. saved the config .. made the
> dc=foo,dc=com partition on the slaves by hand, and then restarted all 3
> servers (s2 and s3 before s1).
> are all these replication connections bidirectional(i.e. making s1 a slave
of s2 and s3, making s2 a slave of s1 and s3 etc.) ?
if not they should be, if you have already configured can you show us the
config.ldif files or the relevant parts of it (after stripping
the confidential details)

> Nada!
> I created an entry on s1 under dc=foo, dc=com and nothing happened. After
> some futzing around, I even managed to get the entry I created on s1 to
> disappear from s1 (restarting the other servers and then restarting s1
> again) which.. to say the least.. is a bit vexing.
> So, do I need to setup some attributes on the other servers by hand? using
> the standard LDIFs? I'm obviously missing something, but this is multi
> master (I am told) and so I am guessing something is sort of working, since
> the entry I created on s1 disappeared! Direction and hints as to process
> are very appreciated!
> it should just work with the default settings, so it would help us if we
know your configuration details.

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Kiran Ayyagari

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