ldapmodrdn - LDAP rename entry tool
ldapmodrdn [-r] [-n] [-v] [-k] [-K] [-c] [-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] [dn rdn]
ldapmodrdn is a shell-accessible interface to the ldap_modrdn2(3)
ldapmodrdn opens a connection to an LDAP server, binds, and modifies
the RDN of entries. The entry information is read from standard input,
from file through the use of the -f option, or from the command-line
pair dn and rdn.
-r Remove old RDN values from the entry. Default is to keep old
-n Show what would be done, but don’t actually change entries.
Useful for debugging in conjunction with -v.
-v Use verbose mode, with many diagnostics written to standard out-
-k Use Kerberos IV authentication instead of simple authentication.
It is assumed that you already have a valid ticket granting
ticket. ldapmodrdn must be compiled with Kerberos support for
this option to have 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
-c Continuous operation mode. Errors are reported, but ldapmod-
rdn will continue with modifications. The default is to
exit after reporting an error.
-M[M] Enable manage DSA IT control. -MM makes control critical.
Set the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel. ldapmodrdn 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 or the command-line.
-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-
If the command-line arguments dn and rdn are given, rdn will replace
the RDN of the entry specified by the DN, dn.
Otherwise, the contents of file (or standard input if no -f flag is
given) should consist of one or more entries.
Distinguished Name (DN)
Relative Distinguished Name (RDN)
One or more blank lines may be used to separate each DN/RDN pair.
Assuming that the file /tmp/entrymods exists and has the contents:
cn=The New Me
ldapmodrdn -r -f /tmp/entrymods
will change the RDN of the "Modify Me" entry from "Modify Me" to "The
New Me" and the old cn, "Modify Me" will be removed.
Exit status is 0 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), ldapmodify(1), ldapsearch(1), ldap.conf(5),
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 LDAPMODRDN(1)
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