ldapwhoami - LDAP who am i? tool
ldapwhoami [-n] [-v] [-z] [-d debuglevel] [-D binddn] [-W] [-w passwd]
[-y passwdfile] [-H ldapuri] [-h ldaphost] [-p ldapport] [-O security-
properties] [-I] [-Q] [-U authcid] [-R realm] [-x] [-X authzid]
[-Y mech] [-Z[Z]]
ldapwhoami implements the LDAP "Who Am I?" extended operation.
ldapwhoami opens a connection to an LDAP server, binds, and performs a
-n Show what would be done, but don’t actually perform the whoami
operation. Useful for debugging in conjunction with -v.
-v Run in verbose mode, with many diagnostics written to standard
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-
ldapwhoami -x -D "cn=Manager,dc=example,dc=com" -W
ldap.conf(5), ldap(3), ldap_extended_operation(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 LDAPWHOAMI(1)
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