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I'm trying to follow the Ubuntu official OpenLDAPServer guide with no success.

When I tried to log into the server it says(

root@dexter:~# ldapadd -x -D cn=admin,dc=example,dc=com -W -f add_content.ldif
Enter LDAP Password: 
ldap_bind: Invalid credentials (49)

Also when I try to get the dc=example,dc=com DIT:

root@dexter:~# ldapsearch -x -LLL -H ldap:/// -b dc=example,dc=com dn
No such object (32)

Any ideas? I've reinstalled the service three times and I'm completly sur that the password is fine.

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Is the base DN really dc=example,dc=com? Or did you change it during package install? What's the output of sudo ls -l /etc/ldap/slapd.d/? – Eric Carvalho May 13 '13 at 12:58
@ericcarvalho you're right, but according to the doc this should be created...root@dexter:~# sudo ls -l /etc/ldap/slapd.d/ total 8 drwxr-x--- 3 openldap openldap 4096 may 14 09:32 cn=config -rw------- 1 openldap openldap 478 may 14 09:32 cn=config.ldif – user130209 May 14 '13 at 7:43

The issue was the file /etc/hosts, I had several entries for my localhost and the installation didn't create the Base DN.

TO fix that clean your /etc/hosts:   localhost  dexter

Change "dexter" with your hostname.

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what's the distinction between and They're both loopbacks. – Thufir Jun 18 '14 at 3:30

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