ldappasswd man page

ldappasswd — change the password of an LDAP entry

Synopsis

ldappasswd [-V[V]] [-d debuglevel] [-n] [-v] [-A] [-a oldPasswd] [-t oldpasswdfile] [-S] [-s newPasswd] [-T newpasswdfile] [-x] [-D binddn] [-W] [-w passwd] [-y passwdfile] [-H ldapuri] [-h ldaphost] [-p ldapport] [-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]] [user]

Description

ldappasswd is a tool to set the password of an LDAP user. ldappasswd uses the LDAPv3 Password Modify (RFC 3062) extended operation.

ldappasswd sets the password of associated with the user [or an optionally specified user]. If the new password is not specified on the command line and the user doesn't enable prompting, the server will be asked to generate a password for the user.

ldappasswd is neither designed nor intended to be a replacement for passwd(1) and should not be installed as such.

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. ldappasswd must be compiled with LDAP_DEBUG defined for this option to have any effect.
-n
Do not set password. (Can be useful when used in conjunction with -v or -d)
-v
Increase the verbosity of output. Can be specified multiple times.
-A
Prompt for old password. This is used instead of specifying the password on the command line.
-a oldPasswd
Set the old password to oldPasswd.
-t oldPasswdFile
Set the old password to the contents of oldPasswdFile.
-S
Prompt for new password. This is used instead of specifying the password on the command line.
-s newPasswd
Set the new password to newPasswd.
-T newPasswdFile
Set the new password to the contents of newPasswdFile.
-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 bind password. This is used instead of specifying the password on the command line.
-w passwd
Use passwd as the password to bind with.
-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.
-e [!]ext[=extparam]
-E [!]ext[=extparam]

Specify general extensions with -e and passwd 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)

Passwd Modify extensions:

(none)
-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

See Also

ldap_sasl_bind(3), ldap_extended_operation(3), ldap_start_tls_s(3)

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

slappasswd(8).

2016/02/05 OpenLDAP 2.4.44