On Sun, Aug 06, 2017 at 05:54:56PM +0200, R H wrote:

>     which is great, this is exactly the way it should look like, however I've
>     noticed, that cn=admin,o=testcompany.com entry doesn't exists, while it 
> did
>     using the default config after i've installed openldap.

I assume that you cleared out the database at some point (which you should do,
to get rid of example entries from the distro). Thus, cn=admin,o=testcompany.com
will not exist unless you explicitly create it - and nor will o=testcompany.com
which you need to create first.

>  6. In Redmine, I've configured and tested the ldap authentication. It is
>     working correctly (it can both connect to my ldap and If i wish to add a
>     new user and choose the before configured ldap authentication for it, i 
> can
>     even choose from the entries that are in my ldap, which is also great)
> 
>  7. However (this is where my problem is) when i try to log into Redmine with 
> a
>     user that i've just created (with ldap authentication) i always get 
> Invalid
>     credentials error (while it works like a charm when i login with any other
>     account, created with Simple Authentication)
> 
> These events led me to believe that the error is in the LDAP configuration.

Maybe, maybe not...

> After a few more hours/days of fooling around with the ACLs and
> dpkg-reconfigure slapd (and even purging-reinstalling slapd and ldap-utils) i

No point in changing stuff without knowing what is going on.

Add this to your config and restart slapd:

        loglevel stats,stats2

Find where the log stream goes to - probably /var/log/daemon.log or similar.
Look at the LDAP operations and results when you try to login on your app.
This will tell you what the app is actually doing.

Andrew
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