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Re: Invalid DN Syntax in Shell Script

----- Original Message -----
> Hi to all,
> I'm trying write a script shell to simplifies the change of pass of
> users.

You may prefer to look for some existing scripts/tools. For example, I have:

which can work as a shell command or as a CGI. I currently use it in conjunction with the script:

which notifies my users by email that their passwords will expire.

Run 'perldoc xxx.pl' to see the documentation for each script.

> Then I write
> function verificaSenha(){
> whoAmI=`whoami`
> param=`echo "ldapsearch -x -W -D
> \"uid=$whoAmI,ou=People,dc=ifce,dc=edu,dc=br\" -b
> \"dc=ifce,dc=edu,dc=br\" \"(uid=$whoAmI)\""`
> exec `echo "$param"`
> }
> the line param=... produces a command line that when I write directly
> in the term it works, however in the line exec "$param" I am
> solicitated my LDAP pass (like in directly term) but when I type I get
> ldapsearch -x -W -D "uid=inacio,ou=People,dc=ifce,dc=edu,dc=br" -b
> "dc=ifce,dc=edu,dc=br" "(uid=inacio)"
> Enter LDAP Password:
> ldap_bind: Invalid DN syntax (34)
> additional info: invalid DN

You should probably compare the logs on the LDAP server for the two binds, and see if they differ. I suspect a difference introduced by shell quoting. I wouldn't use exec, but rather just call ldapsearch directly.

But, then, shell quoting, handling of spaces etc. are reasons to avoid shell scripting for serious LDAP work.