Setup LDAP Server on CentOS/RHEL

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Install and Setup LDAP server

Install LDAP

Remove old LDAP data if exists:

$ sudo rm -rf /etc/openldap/*
$ sudo rm -rf /var/lib/openldap/openldap-data/*

Install LDAP packages and start slapd daemon

$ sudo yum -y install openldap openldap-servers openldap-clients
$ sudo chkconfig slapd on
$ sudo service slapd start

Setup LDAP

To use LDAP, firstly, need to use ldapmodify to change ldap setting, especially olcSuffix, olcRootDN, olcRootPW.

olcRootDN need consistent with olcSuffix, otherwise, ldap server will report error: can only be set when rootdn is under suffix

LDAP config file

old openldap use slapd.conf, new version use ‘cn=config’ format.

By default, the OpenLDAP server uses Berkeley DB (BDB) as a database back end. The configuration for this database is stored in the /etc/openldap/slapd.d/cn=config/olcDatabase={2}bdb.ldif file. The following directives are commonly used in a database-specific configuration:

* olcSuffix, olcRootDN, olcRootPW

Change olcSuffix, olcRootDN, olcRootPW

passwd is generated by slappasswd.

sudo ldapmodify -Q -Y EXTERNAL -H ldapi:/// << E0F
dn: olcDatabase={2}bdb,cn=config
changetype: modify
add: olcRootPW
olcRootPW: {SSHA}COv+qkZWonJbH7o3vi4tvp476rBj9Fx1

sudo ldapmodify -Q -Y EXTERNAL -H ldapi:/// << E0F
dn: olcDatabase={2}bdb,cn=config
changetype: modify
replace: olcRootDN
olcRootDN: cn=admin,dc=pivotal,dc=io

sudo ldapmodify -Q -Y EXTERNAL -H ldapi:/// << E0F
dn: olcDatabase={2}bdb,cn=config
changetype: modify
replace: olcSuffix
olcSuffix: dc=pivotal,dc=io

Load data into LDAP database

normally use ldif format file to load data.

following example.ldif will create two ou (People, Groups) and rootdn: gpadmin

$ cat example.ldif
dn: dc=pivotal,dc=io
objectclass: dcObject
objectclass: organization
o: Example Org
dc: pivotal

dn: ou=People,dc=pivotal,dc=io
objectClass: organizationalUnit
objectClass: top
ou: People

dn: ou=Groups,dc=pivotal,dc=io
objectClass: organizationalUnit
objectClass: top
ou: Groups

dn: cn=gpadmin,dc=pivotal,dc=io
objectclass: organizationalRole
cn: gpadmin

$ ldapadd -vvv -x -D "cn=admin,dc=pivotal,dc=io" -w changeme -f example.ldif

$ ldapsearch -x -b 'dc=pivotal,dc=io' '(objectclass=*)'

Load user account information

[gpadmin@test1 ldap]$ cat user.ldif
dn: uid=plainuser,dc=pivotal,dc=io
objectclass: top
objectclass: person
objectclass: inetOrgPerson
uid: plainuser
cn: plainuser
sn: plainuser

dn: uid=tlsuser,dc=pivotal,dc=io
objectclass: top
objectclass: person
objectclass: inetOrgPerson
uid: tlsuser
cn: tlsuser
sn: tlsuser

dn: uid=ldapsuser,dc=pivotal,dc=io
objectclass: top
objectclass: person
objectclass: inetOrgPerson
uid: ldapsuser
cn: ldapsuser
sn: ldapsuser		 

Load user account into LDAP server.

$ ldapadd -vvv -x -D "cn=admin,dc=pivotal,dc=io" -w changeme -f user.ldif

Setup user’s password

$ ldappasswd -S -x -D "cn=admin,dc=pivotal,dc=io" -w changeme uid=plainuser,dc=pivotal,dc=io -s changeme
$ ldappasswd -S -x -D "cn=admin,dc=pivotal,dc=io" -w changeme uid=tlsuser,dc=pivotal,dc=io -s changeme
$ ldappasswd -S -x -D "cn=admin,dc=pivotal,dc=io" -w changeme uid=ldapsuser,dc=pivotal,dc=io -s changeme

Verify works using normal user credential:

$ ldapsearch -x -h localhost -D "uid=plainuser,dc=pivotal,dc=io" -w changeme -b "dc=pivotal,dc=io" cn

Setup LDAP with TLS/SSL

Create a self CA certificate. This is self-signed. Will be used to sign certificate for our ldap server.

// create the CA.key private key
$ openssl genrsa -des3 -out CA.key 1024

// create the CA.crt certificate
$ openssl req -new -key CA.key -x509 -days 10950 -out CA.crt

For each ldap server, create a certificate for that server.

// create the private key: server.key
$ openssl genrsa -out server.key

// create a certificate request:
// Note: Here need to use server's hostname as part of input (cn) when creating server.csr.  
// Also need to use FQDN, could get it using 'hostname -f'

$ openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr

// create the certificate signed by your own CA: server.crt
$ openssl x509 -req -days 2000 -in server.csr -CA CA.crt -CAkey CA.key -CAcreateserial -out server.crt

Enable TLS for OpenLDAP Server.

// copy generated self-signed certification and key to openldap directory
$ sudo cp CA.crt server.crt server.key /etc/openldap/certs/

$ cat ssl.ldif
dn: cn=config

replace: olcTLSCACertificatePath
olcTLSCACertificatePath: /etc/openldap/certs
-replace: olcTLSCACertificateFile
olcTLSCACertificateFile: /etc/openldap/certs/CA.crt
-replace: olcTLSCertificateFile
olcTLSCertificateFile: /etc/openldap/certs/server.crt
-replace: olcTLSCertificateKeyFile
olcTLSCertificateKeyFile: /etc/openldap/certs/server.key
-replace: olcTLSCipherSuite
olcTLSCipherSuite: HIGH:MEDIUM:+SSLv2

// setup LDAP SSL config
$ sudo ldapmodify -Q -Y EXTERNAL -H ldapi:/// -f ssl.ldif

Config OpenLDAP Client:

Change OpenLDAP client config file: ldap.conf with following line:

TLS_CACERTDIR /etc/openldap/certs
TLS_CACERT /etc/openldap/certs/CA.crt

Test LDAP with SSL/TLS

$ ldapsearch -x -b 'dc=pivotal,dc=io' '(objectclass=\*)' -ZZ

Test bind and search

// -w: password
// -D: bind
$ ldapsearch -x -b 'dc=pivotal,dc=io' -D 'cn=admin,dc=pivotal,dc=io' '(uid=tlsuser)' -ZZ -LLL -w changeme

$ ldapsearch -x -b 'dc=pivotal,dc=io' -D 'cn=tlsuser,dc=pivotal,dc=io' '(uid=plainuser)' -ZZ -LLL -w changeme

verify certificate (optional)

$ openssl verify -purpose sslserver -CAfile certs/CA.crt certs/server.crt
certs/server.crt: OK

verify on another machine

#### Without SSL

$ ldapsearch -x -b 'dc=pivotal,dc=io' -D 'cn=admin,dc=pivotal,dc=io' '(uid=tlsuser)' -LLL -w changeme -H <ldap://g180>

with SSL:

firstly it will fail, because we have not setup certificate yet.

$ ldapsearch -x -b 'dc=pivotal,dc=io' -D 'cn=admin,dc=pivotal,dc=io' '(uid=tlsuser)' -LLL -w changeme -H <ldap://g180> -ZZ
 ldap\_start\_tls: Connect error (-11) additional info: <a href="http://error:14090086:SSL" class="external-link">error:14090086:SSL</a>
routines:SSL3\_GET\_SERVER\_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed

copy CA.crt to client and verify both of them has same hostname (g180 -> g0), then it works using same command.

$ ldapsearch -x -b 'dc=pivotal,dc=io' -D 'cn=admin,dc=pivotal,dc=io' '(uid=tlsuser)' -LLL -w changeme -H <ldap://g0> -ZZ

use a new user instead of admin

$ ldapsearch -x -b 'dc=pivotal,dc=io' -D 'uid=plainuser,ou=People,dc=pivotal,dc=io' '(uid=tlsuser)' -LLL -w changeme -H <ldap://g0> -ZZ

enable OpenLDAP Log: Use syslog on Linux/Unix, olcLogFile on Windows.

Add following line to /etc/rsyslog.conf

local4.\* /var/log/ldap.log

$ service rsyslog restart
$ service slapd restart

Set LDAP log level dynamically

$ ldapsearch -x -H <ldap://g0> -b 'cn=config' -D 'cn=config' -s base -LLL -W olcLoglevel

Set up a LDIF file to change log level

$ cat newloglevel.ldif
dn: cn=config
changetype: modify
add: olcLoglevel
olcLoglevel: Sync

// change loglevel dynamically
$ ldapmodify -x -D 'cn=config' -W -f newloglevel.ldif

Verify LDAPS works

ldaps:// is deprecated by default in OpenLDAP 2.4+, while you could still enable it by running following command.

$ /usr/local/libexec/slapd -d 1000 -h "ldap:/// ldaps:///"

$ ldapsearch -x -W -H <ldaps://localhost:636> -D "uid=tlsuser,dc=pivotal,dc=io" -b "dc=pivotal,dc=io" cn

How to troubleshooting issues with ldap

  • enable log for OpenLDAP
  • use gp_ldap_check.c to do verify outside of gpdb.

GPDB use LDAP authentication

GPDB LDAP + TLS config file

GPDB LDAP lib will use hardcode ldap.conf path, while it does not exist, so fallback to $HOME/.ldaprc. GPDB LDAP lib will NOT read /etc/openldap/ldap.conf

$ cp /etc/openldap/ldap.conf ~/.ldaprc

Update GPDB pg_hba.conf.

Pay attention of ldapserver, if you are using domain name when generating server certification above, please use FQDN also here. (output of ‘hostname -f’). Change g0 to your LDAP server name.

host  all  tlsuser ldap ldapserver=g0 ldaptls=1 ldapprefix="uid=" ldapsuffix=",dc=pivotal,dc=io"
host  all  admin ldap ldapserver= ldapbasedn="dc=pivotal,dc=io" ldapbinddn="dc=pivotal,dc=io" ldapbindpasswd="changeme" ldapsearchattribute="uid"

Enable slapds:// on OpenLDAP 2.4

OpenLDAP 2.4 will not listen on 636 by default, instead it uses TLS on 389 also.

Edit /etc/sysconfig/ldap

$ service slapd restart


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