In organization we have setup ldap using openldap, i access it with GUI phpldapadmin.

we have one requirement to allow access some user from specific IPAddress.

I searched but still not able to get the exact solution.


dn: cn=xyz,ou=Person,dc=example,dc=com

cn: xyz

gidnumber: 570

homedirectory: /home/users/xyz


loginshell: /sbin/nologin

mail: xyz@example.com

objectclass: inetOrgPerson

objectclass: posixAccount

objectclass: top

objectclass: ipHost

postaladdress: 123xyz

sn: XYZ

uid: xyz

uidnumber: 1012

so we want xyz user should able to access openldap from iphostnumber:


You can do this by creating appropriate ACLs in your directory. Take a look at this forum thread in which the OP wants to have an IP address-based (and also filter based) access control to the directory. There are examples for IP-based ACLs which might help you. Perhaps, something like this:

access to *
       by peername.ip= read
       by * none

Of course, don't forget to read the OpenLDAP slapd.access manual.

  • Thanks...after reading slapd.access manual it is more clear how to do restriction on openldap. May 24 '18 at 9:18

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