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LDAP Implementation Cookbook by Permana Widhiasta, Harri Stranden, Michel Melot, Heinz Johner

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7.8. Command Line Utilities

Administration of the data in a directory is a sensitive point. Data administration concerns data management with a directory structure and content. The IBM SecureWay Directory server comes with a set of management utilities to assist an administrator in managing the directory’s contents.

There are command line utilities that are used to handle large amounts of data, for example, to import thousands of entries in one single step. These utilities include the following:

  • ldif

  • ldif2db

  • bulkload

  • db2ldif

Because they access data in the database directly, the tools listed above must run on a directory server. Note that the ldif2db, bulkload, and the db2ldif utilities support the conversion from a specified local character set ...

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