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OID Command-Line Tools for Managing Entries and Attributes (Doc ID 554236.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 30, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version 9.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.



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The purpose of this article is to give initial overview on the various command-line tools for managing entries and attributes stored in Oracle Internet Directory versions 9.0.4 through 11g. It is also recommended to follow the references to the documentation.


This article is intended for users who wants to use Oracle Internet Directory command-line tools for managing entries and attributes.


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In this Document
 1 Using Passwords with Command-Line Tools in Oracle Identity Management 11g
 2 LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF) for Entries
 3 Authenticating User/Client to a Directory Server
 3.1 Examples for ldapbind
 d) SASL bind
 4 Adding Entries to the Directory
 4.1 LDAP Data Add Tool
 4.1.1 Examples for ldapadd 
 4.2 Multi-Threaded LDAP Data Add Tool
 5 Deleting Entries from the Directory
 5.1 LDAP Data Deletion Tool
 5.1.1 Examples for ldapdelete
 6 Modifying Entries in the Directory
 6.1 Example LDIF File for Changing a User's Password (userpassword Attribute)
 6.2 Example LDIF File for Adding a User as  Uniquemember of a Group
 6.3 LDAP Data Modification Tool
 6.3.1 Example for ldapmodify
 6.4 Multi-Threaded LDAP Data Modification Tool
 7 Modifying DN/RDN of an Entry in the Directory
 7.1 LDAP DN/RDN Modification Tool 
 7.1.1 Examples for ldapmoddn
 8 Searching Entries in the Directory 
 8.1 LDAP Search Tool
 8.1.1 Examples for ldapsearch
 9 Comparing attribute values for an entry
 9.1 Attribute Comparision Tool
 9.1.1 Example for ldapcompare
 10 Indexing attributes used for searching
 10.1 Catalog Management Tool
 10.1.1 Examples for|catalog
 Documentation Links

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