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How to Setup and Configure OpenLDAP for Content Server Security (Doc ID 454129.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

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This article describes the setup used to install and configure OpenLDAP on a Windows platform and integrate it into the Content Server.


The examples contained in this article used the software shown below.

Content Server V7.x

Version 7.1 is the version used during the evaluation. Nothing that would be version specific is known. Note that Content Server only reads from LDAP, so without having LDAP integration at the OS level, there is no mechanism for Content Server Users to manage their passwords. This would have to be developed.

For Password Management, a password form on the profile page is envisioned that would be visible if the user is an external user. The user would enter and confirm a new password and select a button for Update Password. The password form would call a new custom Content Server Service (perhaps Update_LDAP_Password). The service will be a custom JAVA development that will utilize the LDAP API to update the users password.

For Administrative purposes, there will need to be an applet or a series of pages created with associated services for managing users (add, edit, delete), Roles (add, edit, delete) and Accounts (add, edit, delete) in LDAP.


For testing, OpenLDAP from was used. For the Windows version the software is available from

Installation and configuration was accomplished via the instructions in the OpenLDAP installation guide.

LDAP Browser

For browsing and editing the OpenLDAP database, you will need to use an LDAP browser.


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In this Document
 OpenLDAP Setup
 LDAP Browser Setup
 Initial LDIF
 Content Server Setup

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