I recently joined an organization and got privileges to add/remove entries or say attributes to the LDAP (OpenDJ ldap and opensource LINUX base ldap).
So far I have added thousand of modification and attributes with no issues, but the very awkward when I added an attribute to the LDAP which was created soon after I see it look some jumble characters to one of the value (i.e. was IP) and I removed it instantly and corrected that through Directory Manager credentials.
My LDAP admin called me and told me not to use Directory Manager access to add the thing it can corrupt the LDAP database using Directory Manager password. I was not convinced and I asked how but did not get an answer.
Is it true changing a value for a special group and specially a attribute can damage entire LDAP?
Any explanation will be helpful.