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       ldapcompare - LDAP compare tool


       ldapcompare   [-n]   [-v]   [-z]  [-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]] DN {attr:value | attr::b64value}


       ldapcompare is a shell-accessible interface to the ldap_compare_ext(3) library call.

       ldapcompare opens a connection to an LDAP server, binds,  and  performs  a  compare  using
       specified  parameters.    The  DN  should  be a distinguished name in the directory.  Attr
       should be a known attribute.  If followed by one colon,  the  assertion  value  should  be
       provided  as  a  string.   If  followed by two colons, the base64 encoding of the value is
       provided.  The result code of the compare is provided as the exit  code  and,  unless  ran
       with -z, the program prints TRUE, FALSE, or UNDEFINED on standard output.


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

       -v     Run in verbose mode, with many diagnostics written to standard output.

       -z     Run in quiet mode, no output is written.  You must check the return status.  Useful
              in shell scripts.

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

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

       -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.
              Note  that  complete  means  that  any  leading  or trailing whitespaces, including
              newlines, will be considered part of the password and, unlike other software,  they
              will not be stripped.  As a consequence, passwords stored in files by commands like
              echo(1) will not behave as expected, since echo(1) by default  appends  a  trailing
              newline  to  the  echoed string.  The recommended portable way to store a cleartext
              password in a  file  for  use  with  this  option  is  to  use  slappasswd(8)  with
              {CLEARTEXT} as hash and the option -n.

       -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 search extensions with  -E.   ´!´  indicates

              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)

       -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 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.


           ldapcompare "uid=babs,dc=example,dc=com"  sn:Jensen
           ldapcompare "uid=babs,dc=example,dc=com"  sn::SmVuc2Vu
       are all equivalent.


       Requiring the value be passed on the command line is limiting and introduces some security
       concerns.   The  command  should support a mechanism to specify the location (file name or
       URL) to read the value from.


       ldap.conf(5), ldif(5), ldap(3), ldap_compare_ext(3)


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       <>.  OpenLDAP Software is derived from University of Michigan LDAP
       3.3 Release.