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User Commands                                       LDAPMODRDN(1)


ldapmodrdn - LDAP rename entry tool


ldapmodrdn [-r] [-n] [-v] [-k] [-K] [-c] [-C] [-M[M]] [-d debuglevel] [-D binddn] [-W] [-w passwd] [-H ldapuri] [-h ldaphost] [-p ldapport] [-P 2|3] [-O security- properties] [-I] [-Q] [-U authcid] [-x] [-X authzid] [-Y mech] [-Z[Z]] [-f file] [dn rdn]


ldapmodrdn is a shell-accessible interface to the ldap_modrdn2(3) library call. 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 values. -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 output. -k Use Kerberos IV authentication instead of simple authentication. It is assumed that you already have a valid ticket granting ticket. ldapmodrdn must be com- piled 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 Controller(s). -C Automatically chase referrals. -c Continuous operation mode. Errors are reported, but ldapmodify will continue with modifications. The default is to exit after reporting an error. -M[M] Enable manage DSA IT control. -MM makes control criti- cal. -d debuglevel Set the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel. ldapmodrdn OpenLDAP 2.1.4 Last change: 1 User Commands LDAPMODRDN(1) must be compiled with LDAP_DEBUG defined for this option to have any effect. -f file Read the entry modification information from file instead of from standard input or the command-line. -x Use simple authentication instead of SASL. -D binddn Use the Distinguished Name binddn to bind to the LDAP directory. -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. -H ldapuri Specify URI(s) referring to the ldap server(s). -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. -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. -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 OpenLDAP 2.1.4 Last change: 2 User Commands LDAPMODRDN(1) 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.


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=Modify Me,dc=example,dc=com cn=The New Me the command: ldapmodify -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), ldap(3), ldap_modrdn2(3)


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