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Old 04-24-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
nano101
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ldapsearch help


Hi.

I would need to be able to verify if a user exists on an active directory server.

I want to use ldapsearch just to verify IF the user is a valid user and has an account on AD, does anyone know the correct syntax to this this query?

Any help or pointers would be much appreciated.
 
Old 04-24-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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Depends what exact answer you want to get, but I would say that you simply need to bind to the ldap services on AD as that user, rather than actually looking for that user.

that's pretty simple:

ldapsearch -x -h 12.34.56.78 -D cn=username,ou=folder1,ou=folder2,dc=domain,dc=com -w p4ssw0rd '(cn=username)'

that's it really, if you get the user account back, you successfully bound as that user.
 
  


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