LDAP Compare

The LDAP compare operation checks whether an attribute value you specify matches the attribute value stored on one or more directory entries.

In this example, Kirsten Vaughan uses the ldapcompare command to check whether the value matches the value of the description attribute:

$ ldapcompare \
 --hostname localhost \
 --port 1636 \
 --useSsl \
 --usePkcs12TrustStore /path/to/opendj/config/keystore \
 --trustStorePasswordFile /path/to/opendj/config/keystore.pin \
 --bindDN "uid=kvaughan,ou=people,dc=example,dc=com" \
 --bindPassword bribery \
 'description:Description on ou=People' \
# Comparing type description with value Description on ou=People in entry uid=kvaughan,ou=people,dc=example,dc=com
# Compare operation returned true for entry uid=kvaughan,ou=people,dc=example,dc=com
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