ldapmodrdn - LDAP rename entry tool
ldapmodrdn [-r] [-n] [-v] [-k] [-K] [-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 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 con-
necting to a slapd and there is no x500dsa.hostname principal registered with your
Kerberos Domain Controller(s).
-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 critical.
Set the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel. ldapmodrdn must be compiled with
LDAP_DEBUG defined for this option to have any effect.
Read the entry modification information from file instead of from standard input or
-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 specifying the password
on the command line.
Use passwd as the password for simple authentication.
Specify URI(s) referring to the ldap server(s).
Specify an alternate host on which the ldap server is running. Deprecated in favor
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.
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 requested authorization ID for SASL bind. authzid must be one of the
following formats: dn:<distinguished name> or u:<username>
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.
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
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 diag-
nostic message being written to standard error.
ldapadd(1), ldapdelete(1), ldapmodify(1), ldapsearch(1), ldap.conf(5), ldap(3), ldap_mod-
There is no interactive mode, but there probably should be.
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 2.0.27-Release 20 August 2001 LDAPMODRDN(1)