System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)

Retrieving LDAP Naming Services Information

You can retrieve information about LDAP naming services by using the ldaplist utility. This LDAP utility lists the naming information from the LDAP servers in LDIF format. It can be useful for troubleshooting. See ldaplist(1) for further information.

Listing All LDAP Containers

ldaplist displays its output with a blank line separating records, which is helpful for big multiline records.

Note –

The output of ldaplist depends upon the client configuration. For example, if the value of ns_ldap_search is sub rather than one, ldaplist lists all the entries under the current search baseDN.

The following is an example of ldaplist output.

# ldaplist
dn: ou=people,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=group,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=rpc,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=protocols,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=networks,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=netgroup,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=aliases,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=hosts,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=services,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=ethers,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: ou=profile,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: automountmap=auto_home,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: automountmap=auto_direct,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: automountmap=auto_master,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

dn: automountmap=auto_shared,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com

Listing All User Entry Attributes

To list specific information such as a user's passwd entry, use getent as follows:

# getent passwd user1
user1::30641:10:Joe Q. User:/home/user1:/bin/csh

If you want to list all attributes, use ldaplist with the -l option.

# ldaplist -l passwd user1dn: uid=user1,ou=People,dc=west,dc=example,dc=com
        uid: user1
        cn: user1
        uidNumber: 30641
        gidNumber: 10
        gecos: Joe Q. User
        homeDirectory: /home/user1
        loginShell: /bin/csh
        objectClass: top
        objectClass: shadowAccount
        objectClass: account
        objectClass: posixAccount
        shadowLastChange: 6445