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Old 11-03-2009, 03:38 AM   #1
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How to delete LDAP entries

Hello Linux Guru's and Able Ones,

Can anybody help me on my problem on our LDAP Server?

1st we entry mail users on phonebook address with the LDAP server
with this command:

[root@ldaperver root]# vi /usr/local/etc/openldap/entry.ldif

Then this screen will appear:
(sample entry on the name Juan A. Dela Cruz)

dn: cn=Juan A. Dela Cruz,o=abook
objectclass: top
objectclass: person
objectclass: inetOrgPerson
givenname: Juan
sn: Dela Cruz
cn: Juan A. Dela Cuz

When we finished on the entry of this with the command:


The screen will be back again on the console / terminal and we input
this command:

[root@ldapserver root]# ldapadd -H ldap://ldapserver -x -D "cn=root,o=abook" -f entry.ldif -W

After this long command it will ask for the LDAP password

Enter LDAP Password:

Then this line will appear

adding new entry "cn=Juan A. Dela Cruz,o=abook"

After this we can browse the auto-generate name on netscape and mozilla

THE QUESTION IS: Then how can I delete this entry
SAMPLE: If I want to delete Juan A. Dela Cruz entry

Please help me


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I can highly recommend the man pages; they have good examples
in them. "man ldap" to start with, then follow the programs

ldapdelete -H ldap://ldapserver -x -D "cn=root,o=abook"   "cn=Juan A. Dela Cruz,o=abook"



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