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Old 01-15-2009, 06:27 AM   #1
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Smile LDIF file in OpenLDAP

I am totally new to OpenLDAP. When i am studying openldap pdf's i find that somefile.ldif contains some entries. For example
# This is the root of the directory tree
dn: dc=example,dc=com
description: Example.Com, your trusted non-existent corporation.
dc: example
o: Example.Com
objectClass: top
objectClass: dcObject
objectClass: organization
# Subtree for users
dn: ou=Users,dc=example,dc=com
ou: Users
description: Example.Com Users
objectClass: organizationalUnit
# Subtree for groups
dn: ou=Groups,dc=example,dc=com
ou: Groups
description: Example.Com Groups
objectClass: organizationalUnit
This file contains 2 OU's Users and Groups. Should we type all this content manually and execute ldapadd/slapadd command? If i want to add another groub or objects to Users OU, should i prepare another sample.ldif fire or what? It was easy to do it in GUI. But i want it to be done in CUI. My whole doubt is about LDIF file. Please clarify my doubt.Thank's in an advance.

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Old 01-15-2009, 07:27 AM   #2
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You can add through commandline too as shown below an example:
ldapadd -H ldap:// -x -D "cn=jimbob,dc=example,dc=com" 
 -f /tmp/addentry.ldif -w dirtysecret
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should we create the file "/tmp/addentry.ldif" ? should we add entries in that file and we should exwcute it. Is't it? That's my doubt.


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