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ldapbind command

We administer our directory with amongst other things a simple web 
interface that's specific to our needs.  Authenticating an admin user (by 
the web server) is done by binding with the supplied user/password and 
reading their password attribute, relying on ACLs to allow authenticated 
admin users to read others' (encrypted) passwords.

Yeah, I think it's ugly too, but I didn't write it.  Anyway...  I see that 
other LDAP implementations (Oracle Internet Directory, for example) 
support an "ldapbind" command that simply takes the credentials and 
attempts to bind with them.

Has anyone written such a thing for OpenLDAP and would be willing to share 
it?  Would anyone be interested in such a thing if I wrote it (seems to be 
a simple change to ldapsearch, by invoking it as ldapbind)?  Or is there a 
better way to do it?

Dave Horsfall  DTM  VK2KFU  daveh@ci.com.au  Ph: +61 2 8425-5508 (d) -5500 (sw)
Corinthian Engineering, Level 1, 401 Pacific Hwy, Artarmon, NSW 2064, Australia