LDIF export and import

This section is intended to get acquainted with LDIF representation of LDAP data and requires successful completion of Populating the DIT as a prerequisite. You may want to read http://www.zytrax.com/books/ldap/ch8.

exercise No. 2

Exporting, modifying and importing LDAP data using the LDIF interchange representation.

Q:

Export your current database state being left from Populating the DIT to an LDIF text file.

Subsequently use this database dump file as a starting point to create a LDIF import file adding a department pr (public relations) containing a user Paul Simon with suitable attribute values to the dataset.

A:

Adding the new entries in question requires:

version: 1

	      dn: ou=pr,dc=hdm-stuttgart,dc=de
	      objectClass: top
	      objectClass: organizationalUnit
	      ou: pr

	      dn: uid=simon,ou=pr,dc=hdm-stuttgart,dc=de
	      objectClass: posixAccount
	      objectClass: top
	      objectClass: person
	      objectClass: organizationalPerson
	      cn: Paul Simon
	      gidNumber: 130
	      homeDirectory: /home/tauras
	      sn: Svetlana
	      uid: tauras
	      uidNumber: 1028