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Old 10-24-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
wjc951
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OpenLDAP - correct invalid cn entries


A bug in a PHP script has caused some entries in the LDAP database to have invalid entries:
# James + Bond, people, mi6.gov.uk
dn: cn=James+sn=Bond,ou=people,dc=mi6,dc=gov,dc=uk
sn: Bond
givenName: James
cn:: U3RldmUg
gecos:: U3RldmUg
As you can see, the cn: and gecos: have the invalid entries - they should be James Bond.

I did attempt to correct the problem with ldapmodify by putting the following into a file called updateCN.ldif:
dn: cn=James+sn=Bond,ou=people,dc=mi6,dc=gov,dc=uk
changetype:modify
replace: cn
cn: James Bond
and executing the following command:
ldapmodify -x -W -D "cn=admin,dc=mi6,dc=gov,dc=uk" -f updateCN.ldif
This returned the following error
Enter LDAP Password:
modifying entry "cn=James+sn=Bond,ou=people,dc=mi6,dc=gov,dc=uk"
ldap_modify: Naming violation (64)
additional info: value of naming attribute 'cn' is not present in entry
How can I correct the invalid entries in the LDAP database?
 
Old 10-25-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
Felipe
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Hello:
I can't check but cn and dn are special attributes.
You can get information in command ldapmodrdn
Quote:
man ldapmodrdn
There you can find an example:
Quote:
EXAMPLE
Assuming that the file /tmp/entrymods exists and has the contents:

cn=Modify Me,dc=example,dc=com
cn=The New Me

the command:

ldapmodrdn -r -f /tmp/entrymods

will change the RDN of the "Modify Me" entry from "Modify Me" to "The New Me" and the old cn, "Modify Me" will be removed.

Last edited by Felipe; 10-25-2012 at 04:59 PM.
 
  


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