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


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

       ldapadd  [-c]  [-S file]  [-n]  [-v]  [-k] [-K] [-M[M]] [-d debuglevel]
       [-D binddn]    [-W]    [-w passwd]    [-y passwdfile]     [-h ldaphost]
       [-p ldapport]  [-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_modify(3)  and
       ldap_add(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 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.


       -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.

       -S file
              Add  or  change  records which where 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

       -k     Use Kerberos IV authentication instead of simple authentication.
              It is assumed that you already  have  a  valid  ticket  granting
              ticket.   You must compile with Kerberos support for this option
              to have any effect.

       -K     Same as -k, but only does step 1 of the Kerberos IV bind.   This
              is   useful   when  connecting  to  a  slapd  and  there  is  no
              x500dsa.hostname principal registered with your Kerberos  Domain

       -F     Force  application  of all changes regardless of the contents of
              input lines that begin with replica: (by default, replica: lines
              are  compared  against  the  LDAP server host and port in use to
              decide if a replog record should actually be applied).

       -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.

       -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).

       -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.

       -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.

       -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) should conform to the format defined in  slapd.replog(5),
       with the exceptions noted below.

       Lines  that  begin  with "replica:" are matched against the LDAP server
       host and port in use to decide if a particular replog record should  be
       applied.  Any other lines that precede the "dn:" line are ignored.  The
       -F flag can be used to force ldapmodify to  apply  all  of  the  replog
       changes, regardless of the presence or absence of any "replica:" lines.

       If no "changetype:" line is present, the default is  "add"  if  the  -a
       flag  is  set  (or  if the program was invoked as ldapadd) and "modify"

       If changetype is "modify" and no "add:", "replace:", or "delete:" lines
       appear,  the  default  is  "replace"  for  ldapmodify(1)  and "add" for

       Note that the above exceptions  to  the  slapd.replog(5)  format  allow
       ldif(5) entries to be used as input to ldapmodify or ldapadd.


       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
       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
           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(3),  ldap_delete(3), ldap_modify(3), ldap_modrdn(3),


       The OpenLDAP Project <>


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