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Re: Double colon in LDIF
> > Hi,
> > I'm still finding my feet in LDAP and LDIFs but I've been led to think
> > entries such as these were 'corruptions' :
> > cisSetting:: Ym0ubmV3QGRl
> > userPassword:: eXZxZDJkbHk=
> > dn:: AGNuPWRzdnIwMDAwLG91PUF
> > Can someone clarify whether the above is 'normal' or not? I'm begining
> > to think they are encoded in some way, however why would gq render them
> > in plaintext, yet slapcat and ldapsearch render them in this way? What
> > does the double colon signify? Perhaps the NSD LDIF isn't as corrupt as
> > we thought?
> This is the base64 encoding of the value. Go to
> http://makcoder.sourceforge.net/demo/base64.php to see.
> For example,
> dn:: AGNuPWRzdnIwMDAwLG91PUF = dn: cn=dsvr0000,ou=A
> cisSetting:: Ym0ubmV3QGRl = cisSetting: bm.new@de
> Is that correct?
> Just copy the encoded part, such as AGNuPWRzdnIwMDAwLG91PUF, paste in that
> website and hit decode. It will show you.
BTW, this will explain ldif format.