You can configure the soft delete feature by creating a soft-delete policy and then setting the configuration property on the server. The presence of the soft-delete policy enables the feature on the server and allows the global configuration property to send the necessary soft-delete requests.

This configuration setting requires that the --useSoftDelete option be used together with the ldapmodify or ldapdelete commands to send the delete using the Soft Delete Request Control. Without the --useSoftDelete option, any delete will be processed as a hard delete.