LDAPMODRDN(1)                                                    LDAPMODRDN(1)


       ldapmodrdn - LDAP rename entry tool


       ldapmodrdn  [-r]  [-n]  [-v]  [-k]  [-K]  [-c]  [-M[M]] [-d debuglevel]
       [-D binddn] [-W] [-w passwd] [-y passwdfile] [-H ldapuri] [-h ldaphost]
       [-p ldapport]  [-P 2|3] [-O security-properties] [-I] [-Q] [-U authcid]
       [-R realm] [-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

       -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 out-

       -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  connecting  to  a  slapd  and  there  is  no
              x500dsa.hostname principal registered with your Kerberos  Domain

       -c     Continuous operation mode.  Errors  are  reported,  but ldapmod-
              rdn will  continue  with  modifications.    The  default  is  to
              exit after reporting an error.

       -M[M]  Enable manage DSA IT control.  -MM makes control critical.

       -d debuglevel
              Set  the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel.  ldapmodrdn must be
              compiled with LDAP_DEBUG defined for this  option  to  have  any

       -f file
              Read  the  entry  modification  information from file instead of
              from standard input or the command-line.

       -x     Use simple authentication instead of SASL.

       -D binddn
              Use the Distinguished Name binddn to bind to the LDAP directory.

       -W     Prompt for simple authentication.  This is used instead of spec-
              ifying the password on the command line.

       -w passwd
              Use passwd as the password for simple authentication.

       -y passwdfile
              Use complete contents of passwdfile as the password  for  simple

       -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  listen-
              ing.  Deprecated in favor of -H.

       -P 2|3 Specify the LDAP protocol version to use.

       -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.

       -R realm
              Specify  the  realm of authentication ID for SASL bind. The form
              of the realm 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:<distinguished name> or

       -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 suc-


       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

       the command:

           ldapmodrdn -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 diagnostic message being written to standard error.


       ldapadd(1), ldapdelete(1), ldapmodify(1), ldapsearch(1),  ldap.conf(5),
       ldap(3), ldap_modrdn2(3)


       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 2.2.29                   2005/10/04                     LDAPMODRDN(1)

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