SLAPTEST(8C)                                                      SLAPTEST(8C)

       slaptest - Check the suitability of the OpenLDAP slapd configuration

       /usr/sbin/slaptest [-d debug-level] [-f slapd.conf] [-F confdir]
       [-ndbnum] [-o option[=value]] [-Q] [-u] [-v]

       Slaptest is used to check the conformance of the slapd(8)
       configuration.  It opens the slapd.conf(5) configuration file or the
       slapd-config(5) backend, and parses it according to the general and the
       backend-specific rules, checking its sanity.

       -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, slaptest will attempt to read the default
              config directory before trying to use the default config file.
              If a valid config directory exists then the default config file
              is ignored. If dry-run mode is also specified, no conversion
              will occur.

       -n dbnum
              Just open and test the dbnum-th database listed in the
              configuration file.  To only test the config database
              slapd-config(5), use -n 0 as it is always the first database.

       -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))

       -Q     Be extremely quiet: only the exit code indicates success (0) or
              not (any other value).

       -u     enable dry-run mode (i.e. don't fail if databases cannot be
              opened, but config is fine).

       -v     enable verbose mode.

       To check a slapd.conf(5) give the command:

            /usr/sbin/slaptest -f //etc/openldap/slapd.conf -v

       ldap(3), slapd(8), slapdn(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                      SLAPTEST(8C)