Solved

ladapsearch- how to search whether an user account already exists in ldap

Posted on 2009-05-06
2
655 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
Hi,

I want to verify if an user account already exists in LDAP or not.
If its local authentication, i would do
# grep <userid> /etc/passwd
and I will know if user acct already exits or not. I am not sure how to find out the same in the case of LDAP.
Please let me know what the command and options would be if I need to verify user acct in LDAP.
Thanks in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:vmwarecv1
2 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
small_student earned 500 total points
ID: 24317656
ldapsearch -x -b uid=mark,ou=people,dc=domain,dc=com "objectclass=*"

where -x means without SASL authentication , if you are using SASL authentication then omit the -x
              -b means your base search , from which part of the directory you are searching

uid will be the user name
ou=people  I am assuming that this is your ou that holds uses, it might be people instead of user ou=people
domain is your top level domain and dc=com is your root domain . if you were xyz.net then it will be dc=xyz,dc=net.


If sucessfull you should get a list of the users attributes on the screen
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Entity Framework is a powerful tool to help you interact with the DataBase but still doesn't help much when we have a Stored Procedure that returns more than one resultset. The solution takes some of out-of-the-box thinking; read on!
It’s 2016. Password authentication should be dead — or at least close to dying. But, unfortunately, it has not traversed Quagga stage yet. Using password authentication is like laundering hotel guest linens with a washboard — it’s Passé.
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Video by: Steve
Using examples as well as descriptions, step through each of the common simple join types, explaining differences in syntax, differences in expected outputs and showing how the queries run along with the actual outputs based upon a simple set of dem…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now