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Re: newbie still: ldapdelete: why won't it.

I assume this is a top down post group, apologies for doing it other way to people.

Anyway tried that

ldapdelete -D 'admin' -w 'Fl0Cabs' -x 'uid=jdw,ou=People,dc=shadowrobot,dc=com'

ldap_bind: Invalid DN syntax (34)
additional info: invalid DN
jdw@thoth:~$ ldapdelete -D 'admin' -w 'Fl0Cabs' -x ' uid=jdw,ou=People,dc=shadowrobot,dc=com'
ldap_bind: Invalid DN syntax (34)
additional info: invalid DN

What I need is for someone to explain in detail the dn: business by not saying man:-)

is the dn: the whole of the line minus the dn:<SPACE> or including the dn:<SPACE> or <SPACE>plus rest of that line?

In message <43F39E15.7050503@sensage.com>, Jeff Saxton <jeff.saxton@sensage.com> writes
ldapdelete -D 'dn_to_bind_as' -w 'password' -x 'dn_to_delete'


man ldapdelete

Mark Worsdall wrote:
In message <>, Kurt D.

Hi All,

Trying to delete an entry, so here is the results of search

jdw@thoth:~$ ldapsearch -x -b 'dc=shadshed,dc=com' '(objectclass=*)'

# extended LDIF
# LDAPv3
# base <dc=shadshed,dc=com> with scope sub
# filter: (objectclass=*)
# requesting: ALL

# shadshed.com
dn: dc=shadshed,dc=com
objectClass: top
objectClass: dcObject
objectClass: organization
o: Shadow Robot Company
dc: shadshed

# admin, shadshed.com
dn: cn=admin,dc=shadshed,dc=com
objectClass: simpleSecurityObject
objectClass: organizationalRole
cn: admin
description: LDAP administrator

# jdw, People, shadshed.com
dn: uid=jdw,ou=People,dc=shadshed,dc=com
uid: jdw
cn: Mark Worsdall
objectClass: account
objectClass: posixAccount
objectClass: top
objectClass: shadowAccount
shadowLastChange: 13193
shadowMax: 99999
shadowWarning: 7
loginShell: /bin/bash
uidNumber: 1010
gidNumber: 1010
homeDirectory: /home/jdw
gecos: worsdall,,,,,,

# search result
search: 2
result: 0 Success

# numResponses: 4
# numEntries: 3

Want to delete the # jdw, People, shadshed.com entry.


ldapdelete -x -w Fl0Cabs -D cn=admin,dc=shadshed,dc=com "dn: uid=jdw,ou=People,dc=shadshed,dc=com"

but got

Delete Result: Invalid DN syntax (34)
Additional info: invalid DN

I thought that the dn (Distinguished name) would be: dn: uid=jdw,ou=People,dc=shadshed,dc=com

So I pasted that onto the end of ldapdelete line.

The command (ldapdelete ) and don't use SASL (-x) and this is the password (-w Fl0Cabs) for the admin user who we are going to bind with
(-D cn=admin,dc=shadshed,dc=com) and delete this dn entry:

Have I complete mis-understood?
 Zeilenga <Kurt@OpenLDAP.org> writes

See the example in ldapdelete(1)...

 what this: ldapdelete "cn=Delete Me,dc=example,dc=com"
 which becomes:
 ldapdelete "cn=Mark Worsdall,dc=shadshed,dc=com"
 SASL/DIGEST-MD5 authentication started
Please enter your password:
ldap_sasl_interactive_bind_s: Internal (implementation specific) error (80)
        additional info: SASL(-13): user not found: no secret in database
  So then I wold do -x to not use sasl???
 ldapdelete -x "cn=Mark Worsdall,dc=shadshed,dc=com"
 Delete Result: Strong(er) authentication required (8)
Additional info: modifications require authentication
 So I thought you want a password???
 ldapdelete -x -w Fl0Cabs "cn=Mark Worsdall,dc=shadshed,dc=com"
  ldapdelete -x -w Fl0Cabs "cn=Mark Worsdall,dc=shadshed,dc=com"
ldap_bind: Invalid credentials (49)
  and I give up and post back. :-)

-- Mark Worsdall http://www.shadowrobot.com/ need a hand??