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so I followed this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/11.04/serverguide/C/openldap-server.html

to install and configure ldap but then I discoverd both phpLDAPadmin and Luma and have decided to rebuild my tree from scratch using one of those tools. However Im not sure how to completely remove LDAP now. I can remove it using apt-get, but if I attempt to reinstall it and login using phpLDAPadmin it seems that it's still looking for older authentication and gives me a credential error

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apt-get remove --purge package

apt-get remove [--purge] Removes and any packages that depend on it. --purge specifies that packages should be purged

The difference between remove and purge is that while remove only deletes data and executables, purge also deletes all configuration files in addition.

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if you manually add file to ldap configuration directory, you should issue an addition command: rm -rf /etc/ldap –  HVNSweeting Apr 17 '13 at 10:55

A simple sudo dpkg-reconfigure slapd should perform the task.

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If you only want to remove the LDAP content, you can delete /var/lib/ldap/*. Please remember to keep the DB_CONFIG (if existing) file in this directory since it is important for performance tuning of the DB backend.

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