I am attempting to follow the guide at https://www.virtualmin.com/documentation/installation/ldap and set up an LDAp server on a Webmin node so that my Virtualmin Web node (and all other Web nodes in the cluster) can connect to it. I am running CentOS 7.2 x64 and the very latest version of Webmin but am running into a major problem on the first step of the configuration process.
I have installed all packages as instructed in the documentation without any errors, but when I go to the “Setting up Webmin’s LDAP Server module” section and create the “root DN” of “dc=jemediacorp,dc=com” and set the user password, I am unable to see the DN I just created when going to the “Browse Database” page. Instead, it says, “no such object.”
I have applied the configuration, stopped and started the server, changed the password, etc. but still get the “no such object” message. When I skip that part and go down to create a new LDAP tree for Unix users it fails because, of course, no parent object exists. I am using the slapd.d method of configuration as opposed to the old-style slapd.conf file and am running OpenLDAP 2.4.40.
How might I resolve this problem?