ldapadd, ldapmodify

LDAP modify entry and LDAP add entry tools 

Command


SYNOPSIS

ldapadd [-V V] [-d debuglevel] [-n ] [-v ] [-a ] [-c ] [-f file] [-S attribute] [-z sizelimit] [-M M] [-x ] [-D bindn] [-W ] [-w passwd] [-y psswdfile] [-H ldapurl] [-h ldaphost] [-p ldapport] [-P {2|3}] [-e [!]ext[=extparam]] [-E [!]ext[=extparam]] [-o opt[=outparam]] [-O security-properties] [-I ] [-Q ] [-N ] [-U authcid] [-R realm] [-X authzip] [-Y mech] [-Z Z]

ldapmodify [-V V] [-d debuglevel] [-n ] [-v ] [-a ] [-c ] [-f file] [-S attribute] [-z sizelimit] [-M M] [-x ] [-D bindn] [-W ] [-w passwd] [-y psswdfile] [-H ldapurl] [-h ldaphost] [-p ldapport] [-P {2|3}] [-e [!]ext[=extparam]] [-E [!]ext[=extparam]] [-o opt[=outparam]] [-O security-properties] [-I ] [-Q ] [-N ] [-U authcid] [-R realm] [-X authzip] [-Y mech] [-Z Z]


DESCRIPTION

ldapmodify is a shell-accessible interface to the ldap_add_ext(), ldap_modify_ext(), ldap_delete_ext() and ldap_rename(). 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

ldapsearch
-V [V

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

-d debuglevel 

Set the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel. ldapsearch must be compiled with LDAP_DEBUG defined for this option to have any effect. The PTC MKS Toolkit port does not define LDAP_DEBUG.

-n 

Show what would be done, but don't actually perform the search. Useful for debugging in conjunction with -v.

-v 

Run in 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 ldapsearch will continue with searches. The default is to exit after reporting an error. Only useful in conjunction with -f.

-f file 

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

-S attribute 

Sort the entries returned based on attribute. The default is not to sort entries returned. If attribute is a zero-length string (""), the entries are sorted by the components of their Distinguished Name. See ldap_sort() for more details. Note that ldapsearch normally prints out entries as it receives them. The use of the -S option defeats this behavior, causing all entries to be retrieved, then sorted, then printed.

-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); a list of URI, separated by whitespace or commas is expected; only the protocol/host/port fields are allowed. As an exception, if no host/port is specified, but a DN is, the DN is used to look up the corresponding host(s) using the DNS SRV records, according to RFC 2782. The DN must be a non-empty sequence of AVAs whose attribute type is "dc" (domain component), and must be escaped according to RFC 2396.

-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 search extensions with -E. '!' indicates criticality. General extensions:

[!]assert=<filter>   (an RFC 4515 Filter)
[!]authzid=<authzid> ("dn:<dn>" or "u:<user>")
[!]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 repsonse; ; If critical doesn't wait for SIGINT. not really controls)

Search extensions:

[!]domainScope                       (domain scope)
[!]mv=<filter>                       (matched values filter)
[!]pr=<size>[/prompt|noprompt]       (paged results/prompt)
[!]sss=[-]<attr[:OID]>[/[-]<attr[:OID]>...]  (server side sorting)
[!]subentries[=true|false]           (subentries)
[!]sync=ro[/<cookie>]                (LDAP Sync refreshOnly)
        rp[/<cookie>][/<slimit>]     (LDAP Sync refreshAndPersist)
[!]vlv=<before>/<after>(/<offset>/<count>|:<value>)  (virtual list view)
-o opt[=optparam

Specify general options. General options:

nettimeout=<timeout>  (in seconds, or "none" or "max")
-O security-properties 

Specify SASL security properties.

-I 

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

-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

File Formats:
ldap.conf, ldif, ldif

(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

Possible exit status values are: 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.


PORTABILITY

Linux. All UNIX systems. Windows Server 2012. Windows 8.1. Windows Server 2012 R2. Windows 10. Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2019.


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.


AVAILABILITY

PTC MKS Toolkit for System Administrators
PTC MKS Toolkit for Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Interoperability
PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers 64-Bit Edition
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers 64-Bit Edition


SEE ALSO

Commands:
ldapdelete, ldapmodrdn, ldapsearch

Functions:
ldap(), ldap_add_ext(), ldap_delete_ext(), ldap_modify_ext()

File Formats:
ldap.conf, ldif, ldif


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