Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo Add, Modify and Delete Entries in Bulk

Note –

All LDIF files that you import must use UTF-8 character-set encoding.

When importing an LDIF file, parent entries must either exist in the directory or be added first from the file.

You can use DSCC to perform this task. For information, see Directory Service Control Center Interface and the DSCC online help.

  1. Add, modify, or delete from an LDIF file in bulk.

    $ ldapmodify -D cn=admin,cn=Administrators,cn=config -w - -B baseDN -f LDIF-file

    The following example performs an import using the ldapmodify command. You do not need root privileges to run this command, but you must authenticate as a user with root permissions, such as cn=Directory Manager or cn=admin,cn=Administrators,cn=config. The last parameter specifies the name of the LDIF file to import.

    $ ldapmodify -D cn=admin,cn=Administrators,cn=config -w - \
     -B dc=example,dc=com -f /local/ds/ldif/demo.ldif