ldapmodify man page

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), 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 University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

Referenced By

ldapdelete(1), ldapmodrdn(1), ldapsearch(1), ldbmodify(1), ldif(5), slapadd(8), slapcat(8), slapindex(8), slappasswd(8).

ldapadd(1) is an alias of ldapmodify(1).

2016/02/05 OpenLDAP 2.4.44