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LDAPMODIFY(1)		    General Commands Manual		 LDAPMODIFY(1)

       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 au-
       thzid] [-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 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.

       -V[V]  Print version info.  If -VV is given, only the version  informa-
	      tion 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 ef-

       -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-

       -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.

       -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 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.

       -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 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).

       The OpenLDAP Project <>

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

OpenLDAP 2.4.57			  2021/01/18			 LDAPMODIFY(1)


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