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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Administration

After you have your LDAP server and clients set up, they require little maintenance until something changes externally. Specifically, if someone in your directory changes jobs, changes her phone number, gets married (changing her last name [surname]), quits, or so forth, you need to be able to update your directory to reflect the change.

You installed some useful utilities with the ldap-utils package earlier. Here are what they do. Each one requires administration privileges, so use sudo.

ldapsearch—Opens a connection to an LDAP server and searches its directory for requested information

ldapmodify—Opens a connection to an LDAP server and allows you to add or modify entries

ldapadd—Opens a connection to an LDAP server and ...

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