SLAPAUTH(8C)                                                      SLAPAUTH(8C)

       slapauth - Check a list of string-represented IDs for LDAP authc/authz

       /usr/sbin/slapauth [-d debug-level] [-f slapd.conf] [-F confdir]
       [-M mech] [-o option[=value]] [-R realm] [-U authcID] [-v] [-X authzID]
       ID [...]

       Slapauth is used to check the behavior of the slapd in mapping
       identities for authentication and authorization purposes, as specified
       in slapd.conf(5).  It opens the slapd.conf(5) configuration file or the
       slapd-config(5) backend, reads in the authz-policy/olcAuthzPolicy and
       authz-regexp/olcAuthzRegexp directives, and then parses the ID list
       given on the command-line.

       -d debug-level
              enable debugging messages as defined by the specified debug-
              level; see slapd(8) for details.

       -f slapd.conf
              specify an alternative slapd.conf(5) file.

       -F confdir
              specify a config directory.  If both -f and -F are specified,
              the config file will be read and converted to config directory
              format and written to the specified directory.  If neither
              option is specified, an attempt to read the default config
              directory will be made before trying to use the default config
              file. If a valid config directory exists then the default config
              file is ignored.

       -M mech
              specify a mechanism.

       -o option[=value]
              Specify an option with a(n optional) value.  Possible generic
              options/values are:

                     syslog=<subsystems>  (see `-s' in slapd(8))
                     syslog-level=<level> (see `-S' in slapd(8))
                     syslog-user=<user>   (see `-l' in slapd(8))

       -R realm
              specify a realm.

       -U authcID
              specify an ID to be used as authcID throughout the test session.
              If present, and if no authzID is given, the IDs in the ID list
              are treated as authzID.

       -X authzID
              specify an ID to be used as authzID throughout the test session.
              If present, and if no authcID is given, the IDs in the ID list
              are treated as authcID.  If both authcID and authzID are given
              via command line switch, the ID list cannot be present.

       -v     enable verbose mode.

       The command

            /usr/sbin/slapauth -f //etc/openldap/slapd.conf -v \
                   -U bjorn -X u:bjensen

       tests whether the user bjorn can assume the identity of the user
       bjensen provided the directives

            authz-policy from
            authz-regexp "^uid=([^,]+).*,cn=auth$"

       are defined in slapd.conf(5).

       ldap(3), slapd(8), slaptest(8)

       "OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide" (

       OpenLDAP Software is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project
       <>.  OpenLDAP Software is derived from
       University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

OpenLDAP 2.4.40                   2014/09/20                      SLAPAUTH(8C)