nslcd man page

nslcd ā€” local LDAP name service daemon


nslcd [options]


nslcd is a daemon that will do LDAP queries for local processes that want to do user, group and other naming lookups (NSS) or do user authentication, authorisation or password modification (PAM).

nslcd is configured through a configuration file (see nslcd.conf(5)).

See the included README for information on configuring the LDAP server.


nslcd accepts the following options:

-c, --check

Check if the daemon is running. This causes nslcd to return 0 if the daemon is already running and 1 if it is not.

-d, --debug

Enable debugging mode. nslcd will not put itself in the background and sends verbose debugging info to stderr. nslcd will handle connections as usual. This option is for debugging purposes only. Specify this option multiple times to also include more detailed logging from the LDAP library.

-n, --nofork

Do not fork or daemonise and run nslcd in the foreground.


Display short help and exit.

-V, --version

Output version information and exit.


/etc/nslcd.conf - the configuration file (see nslcd.conf(5))

See Also



This manual was written by Arthur de Jong <arthur@arthurdejong.org>.

Referenced By

nslcd.conf(5), nslcd_selinux(8), pam_ldap(8).

Mar 2014 Version 0.8.14 System Manager's Manual