I have used ldapsearch to pull details on accounts but is there a way to browse the different levels in the LDAP directory just like we do with files in a directory?

  • Please clarify what you expect. i.e. "just like we do with files in a directory" with what command ? What limitation do you believe ldapsearch has ?
    – jlliagre
    Commented May 16, 2013 at 12:23

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Yes, and no. There is no pre-packaged tool that "comes with" Solaris, that serves as an LDAP browser. You could do an big giant wild-card ldapsearch, and just read through from end to end using less.

However, if you have Solaris LDAP servers, then there's a possibility that the Solaris (Sun or Oracle) Directory Service Control Center (DSCC) is installed. This is a web based system based on Apache/Tomcat that centralizes the management of LDAP servers in a Solaris environment. See: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19261-01/820-2763/6nebgu69u/index.html

The DSCC does include LDAP browsers, as well as a convenient way to manage server settings, replication settings, etc, etc. And, it is a packaged product from Oracle, and as such may be allowed in your environment.


Maybe this is what you are looking for.

Maybe there is a solaris version out there…, another one, but webbased could be this.

  • Thanks! But I am looking for a way to browse using a pre-packaged command.. Basically I work in an environment where there are restrictions to using outside apps
    – Kent Pawar
    Commented May 16, 2013 at 6:15

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