Ldapsearch Examples for 389 Directory

This post will show you the list of ldapsearch examples for 389 Directory. This ldapsearch examples assumes the following:

a)This ldapsearch is search for uid in the directory.
b)The 389 directory is configured to not support anonymous access, then the user “Directory Manager” and the password is required
c)This ldapsearch command has been run on the 389 server itself, so “localhost” for host is enough.
d)The server uses port number 389. Since this is the default port, the port number does not have to be sent in the search request.

-D binddn  bind DN
-b basedn  base dn for search
-h host    LDAP server
-w passwd  bind password (for simple authentication)
-W         prompt for bind password (Recommended to use this to hide password)
ldapsearch -h localhost -D "cn=Directory Manager" -W -b dc=ehowstuff,dc=local uid=user1

Example :

[root@ldapmaster-11 ~]# ldapsearch -h localhost -D "cn=Directory Manager" -W -b dc=ehowstuff,dc=local uid=user1
Enter LDAP Password:
# extended LDIF
# LDAPv3
# base  with scope subtree
# filter: uid=user1
# requesting: ALL

# user1, ehowstuff.local
dn: uid=user1,dc=ehowstuff,dc=local
uid: user1
givenName: user1
objectClass: top
objectClass: person
objectClass: organizationalPerson
objectClass: inetorgperson
sn: test
cn: user1 test
userPassword:: e1NTSEF9eTdNQTcyNUxnNjNPRXUxNUVkYk84TEJlTmp3M2d3Z3VoVEIreHc9PQ=

# search result
search: 2
result: 0 Success

# numResponses: 2
# numEntries: 1


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