ldapcompare - LDAP compare tool
ldapcompare [-n] [-v] [-z] [-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]] DN < attr:value |
ldapcompare is a shell-accessible interface to the ldap_compare(3)
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
-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
-z Run in quiet mode, no output is written. You must check the
return status. Useful in shell scripts.
-k Use Kerberos IV authentication instead of simple authentication.
It is assumed that you already have a valid ticket granting
ticket. ldapcompare must be compiled 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
-M[M] Enable manage DSA IT control. -MM makes control critical.
Set the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel. ldapcompare must be
compiled with LDAP_DEBUG defined for this option to have any
-x Use simple authentication instead of SASL.
Use the Distinguished Name binddn to bind to the LDAP directory.
-W Prompt for simple authentication. This is used instead of spec-
ifying 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).
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 listen-
ing. Deprecated in favor of -H.
-P 2|3 Specify the LDAP protocol version to use.
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.
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 suc-
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 mecha-
nism to specify the location (file name or URL) to read the value from.
ldap.conf(5), ldif(5), ldap(3), ldap_compare(3)
The OpenLDAP Project <http://www.openldap.org/>
OpenLDAP is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project
(http://www.openldap.org/). OpenLDAP is derived from University of
Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.
OpenLDAP 2.2.29 2005/10/04 LDAPCOMPARE(1)
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