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Re: ldapdelete "ldap_bind: Invalid DN syntax (34)"

Hi, Michael,

Yes, it works! Thanks a lot for the explanation!!


On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 2:29 AM, Wuensche Michael <Michael.Wuensche@devoteam.com> wrote:

Hi Tianyin,


if you want to delete the entry cn=Manager,dc=example,dc=com, it has to be the last part of your ldapdelete command.

The argument for –D is the account you use to bind against the LDAP server. So your command should look like this:


ldapdelete -D "cn=Manager,dc=example,dc=com" -w secret -x "cn=Manager,dc=example,dc=com"


Btw. Did you set a password for the Manager account already?



Best regards,




Michael Wünsche


From: openldap-technical-bounces@OpenLDAP.org [mailto:openldap-technical-bounces@OpenLDAP.org] On Behalf Of Tianyin Xu
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 6:56 AM
To: Brian Reichert
Cc: openldap-technical@openldap.org
Subject: Re: ldapdelete "ldap_bind: Invalid DN syntax (34)"


Hi, Brian,

Yes, I looked at the manpage, but I still didn't get it. Maybe I'm too stupid.

I wanna delete the DN, i.e., "cn=Manager,dc=example,dc=com", I added into the directory.
So, according to the example in the manpage, I should just do

ldapdelete "cn=Manager,dc=example,dc=com"

"-x -w secret" is just for simple authentication. So, you mean I should do sth like

ldapdelete -D "dc=example,dc=com" "cn=Manager,dc=example,dc=com"

I tried, but still get ldap_bind: Invalid credentials (49)

Thanks a lot!

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Brian Reichert <reichert@numachi.com> wrote:

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 09:34:41PM -0700, Tianyin Xu wrote:
> thx for the reply, Brian!
> yes, you are right. Could you tell me why the following command is wrong?

Did you look at the manpage for ldapdelete?  E.g.:


> ldapdelete "cn=Manager,dc=example,dc=com" -x -w secret
> ldap_bind: Invalid DN syntax (34)
>     additional info: invalid DN

The DN you with to bind with needs to be specified with '-D', just
as your correct invocation does.

> Thanks a lot!

> T

Brian Reichert                          <reichert@numachi.com>
BSD admin/developer at large

Tianyin XU,