-V[V] Print version info. If -VV is given, only the version
information is printed.
Set the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel. ldapwhoami must
be compiled with LDAP_DEBUG defined for this option to have
-n Show what would be done, but don't actually perform the whoami
operation. Useful for debugging in conjunction with -v.
-v Run in verbose mode, with many diagnostics written to standard
-x Use simple authentication instead of SASL.
Use the Distinguished Name binddn to bind to the LDAP
directory. For SASL binds, the server is expected to ignore
-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 simple
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 an alternate host on which the ldap server is running.
Deprecated in favor of -H.
Specify an alternate TCP port where the ldap server is
listening. Deprecated in favor of -H.
Specify general extensions with -e and whoami extensions with
-E. ´!´ 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)
-o option that can be passed here, check ldap.conf(5) for
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 used.
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. If
it's not specified, the program will choose the best mechanism
the server knows.
-Z[Z] Issue StartTLS (Transport Layer Security) extended operation.
If you use -ZZ, the command will require the operation to be
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