LDAPMODIFY(1)                General Commands Manual               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_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_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.

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

              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

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

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

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

       -x     Use simple authentication instead of SASL.

              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.

              Use passwd as the password for simple authentication.

              Use complete contents of passwdfile as the password for simple

              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.

              Specify an alternate host on which the ldap server is running.
              Deprecated in favor of -H.

              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.

              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.

              Specify the authentication ID for SASL bind. The form of the ID
              depends on the actual SASL mechanism used.

              Specify the realm of authentication ID for SASL bind. The form of
              the realm depends on the actual SASL mechanism used.

              Specify the requested authorization ID for SASL bind.  authzid
              must be one of the following formats: dn:<distinguished name> or

              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), slapd.replog(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.

OpenLDAP 2.4.28                    2011/11/24                      LDAPMODIFY(1)