How to Install a local LDAP

Install and configure 389-ds

sudo apt-get install 389-ds-base
sudo setup-ds

When requested the server name, answer with the full qualified domain name of the host: hostname.domainname. In the next step you must supply the domain name as base for the configuration. So if your domain name is “”, the base will be “dc=foobar,dc=com”.

Add a LDAP section in the config file

The config file usually is /etc/ravada.conf. Add this configuration:

        dn: cn=Directory Manager
        password: thepasswordyouusedwhensetup-ds
    base: 'dc=foobar,dc=com'

Insert one test user

The ravada backend script allows creating users in the LDAP

sudo ./bin/ --add-user-ldap jimmy.mcnulty