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OpenDarwin 7.2.1 - man page for ldapcompare (opendarwin section 1)

LDAPCOMPARE(1)			     General Commands Manual			   LDAPCOMPARE(1)

NAME
       ldapcompare - LDAP compare tool

SYNOPSIS
       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 |
       attr::b64value >

DESCRIPTION
       ldapcompare is a shell-accessible interface to the ldap_compare(3) library call.

       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 pro-
       vided  as  a  string.  If followed by two colons, the base64 encoding of the value is pro-
       vided.

OPTIONS
       -n     Show what would be done, but don't actually perform the compare.	Useful for debug-
	      ging in conjunction with -v.

       -v     Run in verbose mode, with many diagnostics written to standard output.

       -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 con-
	      necting  to a slapd and there is no x500dsa.hostname principal registered with your
	      Kerberos Domain Controller(s).

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

       -d debuglevel
	      Set the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel.   ldapcompare  must  be  compiled  with
	      LDAP_DEBUG defined for this option to have any effect.

       -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.

       -y passwdfile
	      Use complete contents of passwdfile 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.

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

       -X authzid
	      Specify the proxy authorization ID for SASL bind.  authzid must be one of the  fol-
	      lowing formats: dn:<distinguished name> or u:<username>

       -Y mech
	      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 successful.

EXAMPLE
	   ldapcompare "uid=babs,dc=example,dc=com"  sn Jensen
	   ldapcompare "uid=babs,dc=example,dc=com"  sn:Jensen
	   ldapcompare "uid=babs,dc=example,dc=com"  sn::SmVuc2Vu
       are all equivalent.

DIAGNOSTICS
       When -z is used, exit status is either 5 if the compare is false, or 6 when the compare is
       true.  Errors result in other non-zero values.
       When -z is not used, 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.

BUGS
       Should have a way to specify a url for options or for large binary file compares.

SEE ALSO
       ldap.conf(5), ldif(5), ldap(3), ldap_compare(3)

AUTHOR
       The OpenLDAP Project <http://www.openldap.org/>

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
       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 2.1.X				   RELEASEDATE				   LDAPCOMPARE(1)


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