Populating your DIT.

Our aim is to populate our LDAP Server by the following company structure of organisational units and persons:

Figure 1069. An example LDAP Tree Slide presentation
An example LDAP Tree

The Apache Directory Studio allows for conveniently accessing and modifying your server's LDAP trees.


You may want to adjust occurrences of dc=betrayer;dc=com by your configured DIT root.

  1. You need your initial configuration admin password to perform a bind operation using the cn=admin,dc=betrayer,dc=com DN.

  2. If you choose Use existing entry as template don't forget to purge your copy's entryCsn attribute belonging to your template data record being unique within your DIT.

  3. Suitable objectClass and unique key attribute choices:

    Organisational units department, software, financial, devel, testing


    RDN unique attribute:


    Employees Jim Smith, Audrey Bean:


    RDN unique attribute:


    Other attributes:

    sn, cn, givenName, mail

When you are finished an Apache Directory Studio export dump of your tree might look like:

dn: dc=betrayer,dc=com
objectClass: organization
objectClass: dcObject
objectClass: top
dc: betrayer
o: betrayer.com

dn: cn=admin,dc=betrayer,dc=com
objectClass: organizationalRole
objectClass: simpleSecurityObject
cn: admin
userPassword:: e1NTSEF9cEhFK0VQT0cyZ3lSeU9nanZGcXNXT2I1ekdzR2w5Q0Q=
description: LDAP administrator

dn: ou=departments,dc=betrayer,dc=com
objectClass: top
objectClass: organizationalUnit
ou: departments

dn: ou=software,ou=departments,dc=betrayer,dc=com
objectClass: top
objectClass: organizationalUnit
ou: software

dn: ou=financial,ou=departments,dc=betrayer,dc=com
objectClass: top
objectClass: organizationalUnit
ou: financial

dn: ou=devel,ou=software,ou=departments,dc=betrayer,dc=com
objectClass: top
objectClass: organizationalUnit
ou: devel

dn: ou=testing,ou=software,ou=departments,dc=betrayer,dc=com
objectClass: top
objectClass: organizationalUnit
ou: testing

dn: uid=bean,ou=devel,ou=software,ou=departments,dc=betrayer,dc=com
objectClass: top
objectClass: person
objectClass: organizationalPerson
objectClass: inetOrgPerson
cn: Jim Bean
sn: Bean
givenName: Jim
mail: bean@betrayer.com
uid: bean
userPassword:: e3NtZDV9YVhKL2JlVkF2TDRENk9pMFRLcDhjM3ovYTZQZzBXeHA=

dn: uid=smith,ou=financial,ou=software,ou=departments,dc=betrayer,dc=com