The ds-soft-delete-entry attribute represents an entry that has been soft-deleted and is part of the source entry passed into the changelog to indicate the entry has been soft-deleted.

All soft-delete operations appear in the changelog as regular DELETE operations. When a soft delete occurs, the resulting changelog entry includes a ds-soft-delete-entry-dn operational attribute with the value of the soft-deleted entry DN. Server recognizes the ds-soft-delete-entry-dn attribute and does nothing with it.

The changelog backend soft-delete-entry-included-operation property determines whether MODIFY or DELETE operations of soft-deleted entries appear in the changelog. This property is disabled by default.