I've spent today trying to get openldap running under Fedora 7. The documentation is unbelievably bad - even worse than sendmail, the previous winner. It is almost as incomprehensible as my VHS manual in Japanese. As far as I can see, openldap people speak a language unknown to the rest of humanity. Where normal people say www.myhost.com, they say "dc=www,dc=myhost,dc=com". Anyway, I've got to the stage where I'm trying to install an address book with ldapadd with [[email protected] tim]# ldapadd -x -D 'cn=Manager,dc=alfred,dc=gayleard,dc=com' -W -f /etc/openldap/addressbook.ldif Enter LDAP Password: and I get the error ldap_bind: Invalid credentials (49) which I find slightly baffling since ldapsearch seems to work ok: [[email protected] tim]# ldapsearch -x -b '' -s base '(objectclass=*)' namingContexts # extended LDIF ... # numResponses: 2 # numEntries: 1 So what sort of credentials do they want? Would it be cheating if they dropped a hint?