OpenLDAP Version 2.6 Release Announcement

October 25, 2021

The OpenLDAP Project is pleased to announce the general availability of 
OpenLDAP Software version 2.6, a suite of the Lightweight Directory Access 
Protocol (v3) servers, clients, utilities, documentation, and development tools.

This release contains significant new function that has been contributed by 
Symas, its customers, and by other organizations and individuals that use 
OpenLDAP. The Project expects the 2.6 release to be extremely stable in its 
early releases given the small scope of changes involved. As with all new 
software, though, the Project recommends that users carefully test the software 
to ensure it meets their needs.

The following new components and capabilities are highlighted for this release:
Featured Enhancements

New LDAP Load Balancer Capabilities

   * Additional load balancing strategies
   * Additional options to improve coherence with certain controls and extended 
   * Ability to log directly to a file bypassing syslog

New OpenLDAP Server Capabilities


   * Ability to log directly to a file bypassing syslog


OpenLDAP Software is developed by the OpenLDAP Project. The Project consists of 
a team of volunteers who use the Internet to coordinate their activities. The 
Project is an organized activity of the OpenLDAP Foundation.

OpenLDAP Software is derived from University of Michigan LDAP, release 3.3.


This software is available under the OpenLDAP Public License, a 
non-restrictive, "free", open-source license. Download information is available 

Binary distributions are available from a number of sources, including Symas 
and the Linux Toolbox (LTB) Project


OpenLDAP Software is user supported:

In addition, commercial support is available from the vendors listed here:

The OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide, which includes quick-start instructions, is 
available at:

In addition, there are also a number of discussion lists related to OpenLDAP 
Software. A list of mailing lists is available

To report bugs, please use project's Issue Tracking System:

The OpenLDAP home page containing lots of interesting information and online 
documentation is available at this URL:


This release has been ported to many UNIX (and UNIX-like) platforms including 
Darwin, FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD and most commercial UNIX systems. The 
release has also been ported (in part or in whole) to other platforms including 
Apple MacOS X, IBM zOS, and Microsoft Windows NT/2000/etc.

OpenLDAP is a registered trademark of the OpenLDAP Foundation.

Copyright 1999-2021 The OpenLDAP Foundation, Redwood City, California, USA. All 
Rights Reserved. Permission to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this 
document is granted.

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