LDAP_CACHEMGR(8) Maintenance Procedures LDAP_CACHEMGR(8)


ldap_cachemgr - LDAP daemon to manage client configuration for LDAP based
Network Information Service lookups


/usr/lib/ldap/ldap_cachemgr [-l log-file] [-g]


The ldap_cachemgr daemon is a process that provides an up-to-date
configuration cache for LDAP naming services. It is started during multi-
user boot.

The ldap_cachemgr utility provides caching for all parameters as
specified and used by the LDAP naming service clients. The ldap_cachemgr
utility uses the cache files which are originally created by executing
the ldapclient(8) utility, as cold start files. Updates to the cache
files take place dynamically if profiles are used to configure the
client. See the init option to ldapclient(8).

The ldap_cachemgr utility helps improve the performance of the clients
that are using LDAP as the Naming service repository. In order for the
LDAP naming services to function properly, the ldap_cachemgr daemon must
be running. ldap_cachemgr also improves system security by making the
configuration files readable by superuser only.

The cache maintained by this daemon is shared by all the processes that
access LDAP Naming information. All processes access this cache through a
door call. On startup, ldap_cachemgr initializes the cache from the
cache files. See ldapclient(8). Thus, the cache survives machine reboots.

The ldap_cachemgr daemon also acts as its own administration tool. If an
instance of ldap_cachemgr is already running, commands are passed
transparently to the running version.


The following options are supported:


Print current configuration and statistics to standard output. This
is the only option executable without superuser privileges.

-l log-file

Cause ldap_cachemgr to use a log file other than the default


Example 1: Stopping and Restarting the ldap_cachemgr Daemon

The following example shows how to stop and to restart the ldap_cachemgr

example# svcadm disable network/ldap/client
example# svcadm enable network/ldap/client

Example 2: Forcing ldap_cachemgr to Reread Configuration Files

The following example shows how to force ldap_cachemgr to reread the
/var/ldap/ldap_client_file and /var/ldap/ldap_client_cred files

example# pkill -HUP ldap_cachemgr



Default log file.


Files containing the LDAP configuration of the client. These files
are not to be modified manually. Their content is not guaranteed to
be human readable. Use ldapclient(8) to update these files.


The ldap_cachemgr utility is included in the current Solaris release on
an uncommitted basis only. It is subject to change or removal in a future
minor release.


ldap(1), ldapadd(1), ldapdelete(1), ldaplist(1), ldapmodify(1),
ldapmodrdn(1), ldapsearch(1), pkill(1), svcs(1), signal.h(3HEAD),
resolv.conf(5), attributes(7), smf(7), idsconfig(8), ldapaddent(8),
ldapclient(8), svcadm(8)


The ldap_cachemgr service is managed by the service management facility,
smf(7), under the service identifier:


Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or
requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(8). The service's
status can be queried using the svcs(1) command.

May 13, 2017 LDAP_CACHEMGR(8)