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       slapauth - Check a list of string-represented IDs for LDAP authc/authz


       /usr/sbin/slapauth     [-d debug-level]     [-f slapd.conf]     [-F confdir]     [-M mech]
       [-o option[=value]] [-R realm] [-U authcID] [-v] [-X authzID] ID [...]


       Slapauth  is  used  to  check  the  behavior  of  the  slapd  in  mapping  identities  for
       authentication  and  authorization  purposes, as specified in slapd.conf(5).  It opens the
       slapd.conf(5)  configuration  file  or  the  slapd-config(5)   backend,   reads   in   the
       authz-policy/olcAuthzPolicy  and  authz-regexp/olcAuthzRegexp  directives, and then parses
       the ID list given on the command-line.


       -d debug-level
              enable debugging messages as defined by the specified debug-level; see slapd(8) for

       -f slapd.conf
              specify an alternative slapd.conf(5) file.

       -F confdir
              specify  a config directory.  If both -f and -F are specified, the config file will
              be read and converted to config directory  format  and  written  to  the  specified
              directory.   If  neither option is specified, an attempt to read the default config
              directory will be made before trying to use the default config  file.  If  a  valid
              config directory exists then the default config file is ignored.

       -M mech
              specify a mechanism.

       -o option[=value]
              Specify an option with a(n optional) value.  Possible generic options/values are:

                     syslog=<subsystems>  (see `-s' in slapd(8))
                     syslog-level=<level> (see `-S' in slapd(8))
                     syslog-user=<user>   (see `-l' in slapd(8))

       -R realm
              specify a realm.

       -U authcID
              specify  an  ID to be used as authcID throughout the test session.  If present, and
              if no authzID is given, the IDs in the ID list are treated as authzID.

       -X authzID
              specify an ID to be used as authzID throughout the test session.  If  present,  and
              if  no  authcID  is  given, the IDs in the ID list are treated as authcID.  If both
              authcID and authzID are given via command  line  switch,  the  ID  list  cannot  be

       -v     enable verbose mode.


       The command

            /usr/sbin/slapauth -f //etc/ldap/slapd.conf -v \
                   -U bjorn -X u:bjensen

       tests  whether  the  user  bjorn  can assume the identity of the user bjensen provided the

            authz-policy from
            authz-regexp "^uid=([^,]+).*,cn=auth$"

       are defined in slapd.conf(5).


       ldap(3), slapd(8), slaptest(8)

       "OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide" (


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