New LDAP Tool Box OpenLDAP 2.4.48 RPMs for CentOS 7 and 8

The LDAP Tool Box project offers a number of tools, scripts, and other niceties for working with LDAP. They have released updated versions of their RPMs for OpenLDAP 2.4.48 for CentOS 7 and 8. According to the release announcement, this update addresses an issue that appears to affect replication performance, particularly on Amazon Linux (which is based on CentOS 7), and also addresses an issue that may affect the process of migrating the configuration from slapd.conf to cn=config.

389 Directory Server,, and

The 389 Directory Server project has announced new releases of versions,, and From the release announcements, it looks like some of the changes in these versions are:

  • Added new replication monitoring functionality to the UI (all three versions)
  • Fixed minor health checking issues (all three versions)
  • Updated the CLI to add an option to restore the changelog (all three versions)
  • Fixed an issue in comparing DNs with spaces (all three versions)
  • Enabled CLI argument completion (versions and
  • Enabled attribute syntax validation by default (version
  • Addressed several memory leaks (version

OpenLDAP 2.4.49 Release Candidate Source

The OpenLDAP project has announced a release candidate for their upcoming 2.4.49 release. Note that this release candidate appears to be source code only, so it is necessary to built it for yourself if you want to test it.

While the announcement includes a list of the issues addressed in the upcoming release, the very brief descriptions provided do not offer much insight into what they actually entail. It appears to be a bugfix release, addressing issues with memory and file descriptor leaks, database interaction, password policy processing, schema handling, and control processing.

LDAPCon 2019 Videos

Videos of all of the presentations given at LDAPCon 2019 have been published on the LDAPCon YouTube channel. The slides for many of the presentations are available on the LDAPCon website. For convenience, here’s an aggregated list of the presentations, speakers, videos, and slides (when available).

JumpCloud Interview With Tim Howes

Hosted directory provider JumpCloud has published a video series featuring an interview with LDAP co-creator Tim Howes. It’s a little over a half an hour in total, but broken up into several short videos with parts 4 and 5 providing the meatiest, most LDAP-specific content.