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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for ldappasswd (redhat section 1)

LDAPPASSWD(1)						      General Commands Manual						     LDAPPASSWD(1)

ldappasswd - change the password of an LDAP entry
ldappasswd [-A] [-a oldPasswd] [-D binddn] [-d debuglevel] [-H ldapuri] [-h ldaphost] [-n] [-p ldapport] [-S] [-s newPasswd] [-v] [-W] [-w passwd] [-O security-properties] [-I] [-Q] [-U authcid] [-x] [-X authzid] [-Y mech] [-Z[Z]] [user]
ldappasswd is a tool to set the password of an LDAP user. ldappasswd uses the LDAPv3 Password Modify (RFC 3062) extended operation. ldappasswd sets the password of associated with the user [or an optionally specified user]. If the new password is not specified on the command line and the user doesn't enable prompting, the server will be asked to generate a password for the user. ldappasswd is neither designed nor intended to be a replacement for passwd(1) and should not be installed as such.
-A Prompt for old password. This is used instead of specifying the password on the command line. -a oldPasswd Set the old password to oldPasswd. -x Use simple authentication instead of SASL. -D binddn Use the Distinguished Name binddn to bind to the LDAP directory. -d debuglevel Set the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel. ldappasswd must be compiled with LDAP_DEBUG defined for this option to have any effect. -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. -n Do not set password. (Can be useful when used in conjunction with -v or -d) -S Prompt for new password. This is used instead of specifying the password on the command line. -s newPasswd Set the new password to newPasswd. -v Increase the verbosity of output. Can be specified multiple times. -W Prompt for bind password. This is used instead of specifying the password on the command line. -w passwd Use passwd as the password to bind with. -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:<distinguishedname> 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 success- ful
ldap_sasl_bind(3) ldap_extended_operation(3) ldap_start_tls_s(3)
The OpenLDAP Project <>
OpenLDAP is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project ( OpenLDAP is derived from University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release. OpenLDAP 2.0.27-Release 20 August 2001 LDAPPASSWD(1)

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