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ldapmodify(1)                                                    ldapmodify(1)


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


       ldapmodify  [-a]  [-c]  [-S file]  [-n]  [-v]  [-M[M]]  [-d debuglevel]
       [-D binddn] [-W] [-w passwd] [-y passwdfile] [-H ldapuri] [-h ldaphost]
       [-p ldapport]  [-P {2|3}] [-e [!]ext[=extparam]] [-E [!]ext[=extparam]]
       [-O security-properties]  [-I]  [-Q]   [-U authcid]   [-R realm]   [-x]
       [-X authzid] [-Y mech] [-Z[Z]] [-f file]

       ldapadd  [-c]  [-S file]  [-n] [-v] [-M[M]] [-d debuglevel] [-D binddn]
       [-W] [-w passwd] [-y passwdfile] [-H ldapuri]  [-h ldaphost]  [-p ldap-
       port]   [-P {2|3}]   [-O security-properties]  [-I]  [-Q]  [-U authcid]
       [-R realm] [-x] [-X authzid] [-Y mech] [-Z[Z]] [-f file]


       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 auto-

       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.


       -a     Add new entries.  The default for ldapmodify is to modify exist-
              ing 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.

       -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.

       -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 out-

       -M[M]  Enable manage DSA IT control.  -MM makes control critical.

       -d debuglevel
              Set  the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel.  ldapmodify must be
              compiled with LDAP_DEBUG defined for this  option  to  have  any

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

       -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 spec-
              ifying 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 proto-
              col/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  listen-
              ing.  Deprecated in favor of -H.

       -P {2|3}
              Specify the LDAP protocol version to use.

       -O security-properties
              Specify SASL security properties.

       -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>")
                [!]postread[=<attrs>]        (a comma-separated attribute list)
                [!]preread[=<attrs>] (a comma-separated attribute list)
                abandon, cancel (SIGINT sends abandon/cancel; 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)

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

       -Q     Enable SASL Quiet mode.  Never prompt.

       -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  suc-


       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
           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 "", add a title of "Grand Poobah",  and
       the  contents  of  the  file "/tmp/modme.jpeg" as a jpegPhoto, and com-
       pletely 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
           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), slapd.replog(5)


       The OpenLDAP Project <>


       OpenLDAP Software is developed and maintained by The  OpenLDAP  Project
       <>.   OpenLDAP Software is derived from Univer-
       sity of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

OpenLDAP 2.4.28                   2011/11/24                     ldapmodify(1)

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