System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)

ProcedureHow to Modify a Manual Configuration

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Chapter 9, Using Role-Based Access Control (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Use the ldapclient mod command to change the authentication method to simple.

    # ldapclient mod -a authenticationMethod=simple
  3. Use ldapclient list to verify the change was made.

    # ldapclient list
    NS_LDAP_BINDDN= cn=proxyagent,ou=profile,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com
    NS_LDAP_BINDPASSWD= {NS1}4a3788e8c053424f
    NS_LDAP_SEARCH_BASEDN= dc=west,dc=example,dc=com
    NS_LDAP_AUTH= simple

You cannot change some attributes of an LDAP client configuration by using the mod subcommand. For example, you cannot change the profileName and profileTTL attributes. To change these attributes, create a new profile by using the ldapclient init command, as described in Using Profiles to Initialize a Client. Or, run the ldapclient manual command, as described in Initializing a Client Manually.