In this article, we will learn how to install OpenLDAP on Windows 7 system as a Windows service.
This article will explain how to set up OpenLDAP locally on the Windows system. This setup can be used for development purposes. This is not a production environment level setup of OpenLDAP. This installation can be only used for local development.
Downloading and installing openLDAP on windows 7
Download OpenLDAP for windows from here.
Extract the Zip downloaded file. We can extract the file in any directory. I have extracted to the location: D:\software\Development\LDAP\ on my system.
Run the extracted .exe file to start the OpenLDAP installation.
The below screen will appear. Click on the Yes button.
Click on the Next button on the below screen.
Accept the T&C and click on the Next button.
Choose the destination folder, where the OpenLDAP should be installed in the system by clicking on the Change button. Click on the Next button.
- Keep the default setup and click on the Next button.
Enter the server name/ IP address and Password, keep the default setting for other fields and click on the Next button.
Select the Database backend and click on the Next button.
Click on the Next button.
Finally, click on the Install button.
Installing the LDAP Tool
To access the installed OpenLDAP, we can install LDAP Tool.
Download the LDAP Tool from here.
Run the .exe file. Click on the Next button.
Accept the License Agreement and click on the Next button.
Select the system path, to install the LDAP Tool, and click on the Next button.
Click on the Next button.
Also, click on the Next button again.
Again, click on the Install button on the below screen.
Finally, click on the Finish button.
Browsing the LDAP data
Open the LDAP Explorer Tool window. The empty LDAP Explorer Tool window will be opened as shown below.
Select the File > Configurations option. The configuration window will be displayed as shown below.
Enter the configuration name.
Enter the server IP, port, SSL port details on the server window.
Finally, enter the User DN with value: cn=Manager,dc=maxcrc,dc=com, enter the password field with password: secret. Also, click on the Guess value button to detect the default Base DN value. Finally, click on the OK button.
Now we can browse the LDAP details.
Browsing with more data
We can load more user details from external LDIF files. Create a new ldif file with the below content under ldifdata folder of installed LDAP folder.
dn: cn=John,ou=People,dc=maxcrc,dc=com objectclass: inetOrgPerson cn: John sn: john uid: john userpassword: john homephone: 555-111-2222 mail: email@example.com description: A randon guy ou: Engineering
dn: cn=asbnotebook1,ou=People,dc=maxcrc,dc=com objectclass: inetOrgPerson cn: asbnotebook1 sn: asb1 uid: asb123 userpassword: pwd homephone: 111-2222-333 mail: firstname.lastname@example.org description: blah blah blah ou: ASB dn: cn=asbnotebook2,ou=People,dc=maxcrc,dc=com objectclass: inetOrgPerson cn: asbnotebook2 sn: asb2 uid: asb456 userpassword: pwd homephone: 111-2222-777 mail: email@example.com description: blah blah blah ou: ASB
Now Navigate to the ClientTools folder of the installed LDAP folder. Open the command prompt and run the below command to load new LDIF files:
ldapmodify.exe -a -x -h localhost -p 389 -D "cn=manager,dc=maxcrc,dc=com" -f D:\software\Development\LDAP\InstalledLDAP\ldifdata\asb1.ldif -w secret
ldapmodify.exe -a -x -h localhost -p 389 -D "cn=manager,dc=maxcrc,dc=com" -f D:\software\Development\LDAP\InstalledLDAP\ldifdata\asb2.ldif -w secret
We can see the successfully added LDAP entries upon running the above import command.
Now we can be able to see the newly created LDAP records on LDAP Explorer Tool.
Congratulations!! 🙂 🙂 We have successfully set up OpenLDAP on the Windows 7 system.
In this article, we learned how to set up the OpenLDAP on windows for development purposes. We also installed LDAP Explorer Tool to browse the available LDAP records.
I hope this article helps set up the LDAP on your Windows system. 🙂 Let me know if you face any difficulties while setting up the LDAP on your system by dropping a comment below.