LDAP Tools & Utilities
There's so much good stuff out there, I don't even know where to
This page holds only those tools I've written, or that other authors have given to me for posting.
If you've written an LDAP-based script that you'd like to submit,
please let me know!
Advanced LDAP Search (ALS)
I wrote this tool because I was frustrated with using ldapsearch in
many situations. Most importantly, I wanted the ability to
dump LDAP directory contents directly to tab-delimited and vCard
formats. (see 'iPod integration' below)
This is a Perl-based code example that is powerful in its own
right. (Requires Perl and Net::LDAP)
Click here to download ALS
Usage information for ALS is found using the command "als --help"
ALS and iPod
I've got an iPod, as do many of you.
Sometimes you're on the road and you need a phone number for a
co-worker. So why not use the iPod'contacts' list to hold that
Unfortunately, the iPod's own contact synchronization only works if you
use a Microsoft email client (on the Windows platform, anyway.)
The iPod also supports the industry standard .VCF (vCard) format.
I've updated a tool written long ago so that it can dump data directly
to this format. Simply dropping the single .vcf file into the Contacts
folder on any iPod will allow you to find all known contact
information for every account in the directory
For example, to dump all of the data all you need to do is this:
als -b ou=people,dc=mydomain,dc=com -V cn=* > directory.vcf
LDAP-based File storage
This is a tool that can be used to store files in a directory. Version
information is stored as well, allowing the centralized storage of and
distributed access to files. This can be particularly useful for distributing
large files used for infrastructure, such as NIS maps.
Currently, end-user security levels are not enforced by ldapfiler, these
must be implemented using LDAP ACLs instead.
Click here to download ldapfiler
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