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Open Source Directory Services

OpenLDAP is an open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) developed by the OpenLDAP Project, a collaborative effort to develop a robust, commercial-grade, fully featured, and open source LDAP suite of applications and development tools.

Stable version: 14.2 (changelog)

This appliance includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:

  • OpenLDAP configurations:
    • Installed and maintained through package management system (slapd ldap-utils packages)
    • Set LDAP domain and admin password on firstboot (convenience, security).
    • TLS support for ldaps out of the box (security).
    • Includes Users/Groups OU and default PosixGroup (convenience).
  • Includes phpLDAPadmin for web based LDAP administration, with SSL support out of the box.
    • Installed from upstream source code to /var/www/phpldapadmin
  • Webmin modules for configuring Apache2, PHP, MySQL and Postfix.

See the OpenLDAP docs for further details.

Usage details & Logging in for Administration

  • OpenLDAP: default domain

No default passwords: For security reasons there are no default passwords. All passwords are set at system initialization time.

Ignore SSL browser warning: browsers don't like self-signed SSL certificates, but this is the only kind that can be generated automatically without paying a commercial Certificate Authority.

Web - point your browser at either:

  1. - not encrypted so no browser warning
  2. - encrypted with self-signed SSL certificate

Username for database administration:

Login as MySQL username root at

  1. - Adminer database management web app
  2. MySQL command line tool:
    $ mysql --user root --password
    Enter password:
    Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

Username for OS system administration:

Login as root except on AWS marketplace which uses username admin.

  1. Point your browser to:
  2. Login with SSH client:
    ssh root@

    Special case for AWS marketplace:

    ssh admin@

* Replace with a valid IP or hostname.