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ldapurl — LDAP URL formatting tool


ldapurl [-a attrs] [-b searchbase] [-e [!]ext[=extparam]] [-E [!]ext[=extparam]] [-f filter] [-H ldapuri] [-h ldaphost] [-p ldapport] [-s {base|one|sub|children}] [-S scheme]


ldapurl is a command that allows to either compose or decompose LDAP URIs.

When invoked with the -H option, ldapurl extracts the components of the ldapuri option argument, unescaping hex-escaped chars as required. It basically acts as a frontend to the ldap_url_parse(3) call. Otherwise, it builds an LDAP URI based on the components passed with the appropriate options, performing the inverse operation. Option -H is incompatible with options -a, -b, -E, -f, -H, -h, -p, -S, and -s.


-a attrs
Set a comma-separated list of attribute selectors.
-b searchbase
Set the searchbase.
-e [!]ext[=extparam]

Specify general 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)
[!]postread[=<attrs>] (a comma-separated attribute list)
[!]preread[=<attrs>]  (a comma-separated attribute list)
abandon,cancel,ignore (SIGINT sends abandon/cancel,
or ignores response; if critical, doesn't wait for SIGINT.
not really controls)
-E [!]ext[=extparam]
Set URL extensions; incompatible with -H.
-f filter
Set the URL filter. No particular check on conformity with RFC 4515 LDAP filters is performed, but the value is hex-escaped as required.
-H ldapuri
Specify URI to be exploded.
-h ldaphost
Set the host.
-p ldapport
Set the TCP port.
-S scheme
Set the URL scheme. Defaults for other fields, like ldapport, may depend on the value of scheme.
-s {base|one|sub|children}
Specify the scope of the search to be one of base, one, sub, or children to specify a base object, one-level, subtree, or children search. The default is sub. Note: children scope requires LDAPv3 subordinate feature extension.

Output Format

If the -H option is used, the ldapuri supplied is exploded in its components, which are printed to standard output in an LDIF-like form.

Otherwise, the URI built using the values passed with the other options is printed to standard output.


The following command:

ldapurl -h ldap.example.com -b dc=example,dc=com -s sub -f "(cn=Some One)"



The command:

ldapurl -H ldap://ldap.example.com:389/dc=example,dc=com??sub?(cn=Some%20One)


scheme: ldap
host: ldap.example.com
port: 389
dn: dc=example,dc=com
scope: sub
filter: (cn=Some One)


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

ldap(3), ldap_url_parse(3),


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


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.


2016/02/05 OpenLDAP 2.4.44