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


   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]]


   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

   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.


   -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

   -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

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

   -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

   -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)
            [!]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)

          Modify extensions:

   -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

   -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


   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).


   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

   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.


   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.


   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).


   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.


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