Name

ldapmodify, ldapadd — LDAP modify entry and LDAP add entry tools

Synopsis

ldapmodify [ −V [V] ] [ −d debuglevel ] [−n] [−v] [−a] [−c] [ −f file ] [ −S file ] [ −M [M] ] [−x] [ −D binddn ] [−W] [ −w passwd ] [ −y passwdfile ] [ −H ldapuri ] [ −h ldaphost ] [ −p ldapport ] [ −P 2 | 3 ] [ −e [!] ext [=extparam] ] [ −E [!] ext [=extparam] ] [ −o opt [ = optparam ] ] [ −O security−properties ] [−I] [−Q] [−N] [ −U authcid ] [ −R realm ] [ −X authzid ] [ −Y mech ] [ −Z [Z] ]

ldapadd [ −V [V] ] [ −d debuglevel ] [−n] [−v] [−c] [ −f file ] [ −S file ] [ −M [M] ] [−x] [ −D binddn ] [−W] [ −w passwd ] [ −y passwdfile ] [ −H ldapuri ] [ −h ldaphost ] [ −p ldapport ] [ −P 2 | 3 ] [ −e [!] ext [=extparam] ] [ −E [!] ext [=extparam] ] [ −o opt [ = optparam ] ] [ −O security−properties ] [−I] [−Q] [−N] [ −U authcid ] [ −R realm ] [ −X authzid ] [ −Y mech ] [ −Z [Z] ]

DESCRIPTION

ldapmodify is a shell-accessible interface to the ldap_add_ext(3), ldap_modify_ext(3), ldap_delete_ext(3) and ldap_rename(3). library calls. ldapadd is implemented as a hard link to the ldapmodify tool. When invoked as ldapadd the −a (add new entry) flag is turned on automatically.

ldapmodify opens a connection to an LDAP server, binds, and modifies or adds entries. The entry information is read from standard input or from file through the use of the −f option.

OPTIONS

−V[V]

Print version info. If −VV is given, only the version information is printed.

−d debuglevel

Set the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel. ldapmodify must be compiled with LDAP_DEBUG defined for this option to have any effect.

−n

Show what would be done, but don't actually modify entries. Useful for debugging in conjunction with −v.

−v

Use verbose mode, with many diagnostics written to standard output.

−a

Add new entries. The default for ldapmodify is to modify existing entries. If invoked as ldapadd, this flag is always set.

−c

Continuous operation mode. Errors are reported, but ldapmodify will continue with modifications. The default is to exit after reporting an error.

−f file

Read the entry modification information from file instead of from standard input.

−S file

Add or change records which were skipped due to an error are written to file and the error message returned by the server is added as a comment. Most useful in conjunction with −c.

−M[M]

Enable manage DSA IT control. −MM makes control critical.

−x

Use simple authentication instead of SASL.

−D binddn

Use the Distinguished Name binddn to bind to the LDAP directory. For SASL binds, the server is expected to ignore this value.

−W

Prompt for simple authentication. This is used instead of specifying the password on the command line.

−w passwd

Use passwd as the password for simple authentication.

−y passwdfile

Use complete contents of passwdfile as the password for simple authentication.

−H ldapuri

Specify URI(s) referring to the ldap server(s); only the protocol/host/port fields are allowed; a list of URI, separated by whitespace or commas is expected.

−h ldaphost

Specify an alternate host on which the ldap server is running. Deprecated in favor of −H.

−p ldapport

Specify an alternate TCP port where the ldap server is listening. Deprecated in favor of −H.

−P {2|3}

Specify the LDAP protocol version to use.

−e [!]ext[=extparam]
−E [!]ext[=extparam]

Specify general extensions with −e and modify extensions with −E. '!' indicates criticality.

General extensions:

  [!]assert=<filter>    (an RFC 4515 Filter)
  !authzid=<authzid>    ("dn:<dn>" or "u:<user>")
  [!]bauthzid           (RFC 3829 authzid control)
  [!]chaining[=<resolve>[/<cont>]]
  [!]manageDSAit
  [!]noop
  ppolicy
  [!]postread[=<attrs>] (a comma-separated attribute list)
  [!]preread[=<attrs>]  (a comma-separated attribute list)
  [!]relax
  sessiontracking
  abandon,cancel,ignore (SIGINT sends abandon/cancel,
  or ignores response; if critical, doesn't wait for SIGINT.
  not really controls)

Modify extensions:

  [!]txn[=abort|commit]
−o opt[=optparam]]

Specify general options.

General options:

  nettimeout=<timeout>  (in seconds, or "none" or "max")
  ldif-wrap=<width>     (in columns, or "no" for no wrapping)
−O security−properties

Specify SASL security properties.

−I

Enable SASL Interactive mode. Always prompt. Default is to prompt only as needed.

−Q

Enable SASL Quiet mode. Never prompt.

−N

Do not use reverse DNS to canonicalize SASL host name.

−U authcid

Specify the authentication ID for SASL bind. The form of the ID depends on the actual SASL mechanism used.

−R realm

Specify the realm of authentication ID for SASL bind. The form of the realm depends on the actual SASL mechanism used.

−X authzid

Specify the requested authorization ID for SASL bind. authzid must be one of the following formats: dn:<distinguished name> or u:<username>

−Y mech

Specify the SASL mechanism to be used for authentication. If it's not specified, the program will choose the best mechanism the server knows.

−Z[Z]

Issue StartTLS (Transport Layer Security) extended operation. If you use −ZZ , the command will require the operation to be successful.

INPUT FORMAT

The contents of file (or standard input if no −f flag is given on the command line) must conform to the format defined in ldif(5) (LDIF as defined in RFC 2849).

EXAMPLES

Assuming that the file /tmp/entrymods exists and has the contents:

    dn: cn=Modify Me,dc=example,dc=com
    changetype: modify
    replace: mail
    mail: modme@example.com
    −
    add: title
    title: Grand Poobah
    −
    add: jpegPhoto
    jpegPhoto:< file:///tmp/modme.jpeg
    −
    delete: description
    −

the command:

    ldapmodify −f /tmp/entrymods

will replace the contents of the "Modify Me" entry's mail attribute with the value "modme@example.com", add a title of "Grand Poobah", and the contents of the file "/tmp/modme.jpeg" as a jpegPhoto, and completely remove the description attribute.

Assuming that the file /tmp/newentry exists and has the contents:

    dn: cn=Barbara Jensen,dc=example,dc=com
    objectClass: person
    cn: Barbara Jensen
    cn: Babs Jensen
    sn: Jensen
    title: the world's most famous mythical manager
    mail: bjensen@example.com
    uid: bjensen

the command:

    ldapadd −f /tmp/newentry

will add a new entry for Babs Jensen, using the values from the file /tmp/newentry.

Assuming that the file /tmp/entrymods exists and has the contents:

    dn: cn=Barbara Jensen,dc=example,dc=com
    changetype: delete

the command:

    ldapmodify −f /tmp/entrymods

will remove Babs Jensen's entry.

DIAGNOSTICS

Exit status is zero if no errors occur. Errors result in a non-zero exit status and a diagnostic message being written to standard error.

SEE ALSO

ldapadd(1), ldapdelete(1), ldapmodrdn(1), ldapsearch(1), ldap.conf(5), ldap(3), ldap_add_ext(3), ldap_delete_ext(3), ldap_modify_ext(3), ldap_modrdn_ext(3), ldif(5).

AUTHOR

The OpenLDAP Project <http://www.openldap.org/>

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

OpenLDAP Software is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project <http://www.openldap.org/>. OpenLDAP Software is derived from the University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.


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