ldapexop issues the LDAP extended operation specified by oid or
one of the special keywords whoami, cancel, or refresh.
Additional data for the extended operation can be passed to the
server using data or base-64 encoded as b64data in the case of
oid, or using the additional parameters in the case of the
specially named extended operations above.
Please note that ldapexop behaves differently for the same
extended operation when it was given as an OID or as a specially
Calling ldapexop with the OID of the whoami (RFC 4532) extended
ldapexop [<options>] 220.127.116.11.4.1.418.104.22.168
# extended operation response
data:: <base64 encoded response data>
while calling it with the keyword whoami
ldapexop [<options>] whoami
-V[V] Print version info. If-VV is given, only the version
information is printed.
Set the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel.
-n Show what would be done but don't actually do it. Useful
for debugging in conjunction with -v.
-v Run in verbose mode, with many diagnostics written to
Read operations from file.
-x Use simple authentication instead of SASL.
Use the Distinguished Name binddn to bind to the LDAP
-W Prompt for simple authentication. This is used instead of
specifying the password on the command line.
Use passwd as the password for simple authentication.
Use complete contents of passwdfile as the password for
-H URI Specify URI(s) referring to the ldap server(s); only the
protocol/host/port fields are allowed; a list of URI,
separated by whitespace or commas is expected.
Specify general extensions. ´!´ indicates criticality.
[!]assert=<filter> (an RFC 4515 Filter)
!authzid=<authzid> ("dn:<dn>" or "u:<user>")
[!]bauthzid (RFC 3829 authzid control)
[!]postread[=<attrs>] (a comma-separated attribute list)
[!]preread[=<attrs>] (a comma-separated attribute list)
abandon,cancel,ignore (SIGINT sends abandon/cancel,
or ignores response; if critical, doesn't wait for SIGINT.
not really controls)
Specify any ldap.conf(5) option or one of the following:
nettimeout=<timeout> (in seconds, or "none" or "max")
ldif_wrap=<width> (in columns, or "no" for no wrapping)
Specify SASL security properties.
-I Enable SASL Interactive mode. Always prompt. Default is
to prompt only as needed.
-Q Enable SASL Quiet mode. Never prompt.
-N Do not use reverse DNS to canonicalize SASL host name.
Specify the authentication ID for SASL bind. The form of
the ID depends on the actual SASL mechanism used.
Specify the realm of authentication ID for SASL bind. The
form of the realm depends on the actual SASL mechanism
Specify the requested authorization ID for SASL bind.
authzid must be one of the following formats:
dn:<distinguished name> or u:<username>-Y mech
Specify the SASL mechanism to be used for authentication.
Without this option, the program will choose the best
mechanism the server knows.
-Z[Z] Issue StartTLS (Transport Layer Security) extended
operation. Giving it twice (-ZZ) will require the
operation to be successful.
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