“Managing an LDAP server can be intimidating, but it’s not as
difficult as it seems at first glance. You can get started managing
LDAP from the command line on Linux with three simple commands.
“Recently I wrote an article about a GUI tool that can help the
new user get LDAP up and running on their server (see my article
“Simplify LDAP with Fedora’s 389 Directory Server”). Eventually,
however, you may need to manage your LDAP data from the command
line. Whether it is a simple search or adding/deleting/modifying an
entry — the time is coming, and when it does you better be
ready for it.
“The LDAP command line can be a bit frightening at first, but
once you get to know it it’s not all that bad. In order to
successfully manage your LDAP data from the command line you need
to be familiar with three commands: ldapadd, ldapmodify, and
ldapsearch. They may be, at first, a challenge to understand, but
once you get the basics they are as simple as any other Linux