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
• 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 ...