1. To locate a specific entry, run the ldapsearch tool.
    $ bin/ldapsearch -h server.example.com -p 389 -D "cn=admin,dc=example,dc=com" \ 
      -w password -b dc=example,dc=com "(uid=user.2004)"
  2. To change attributes from the command line, run the ldapmodify command.
    1. Specify the modification using the changetype:modify directive and then specify which attributes are to be changed using the replace directive.

    In this example, we change the telephone number of a specific user entry.

    $ bin/ldapmodify -h server.example.com -p 389 -D "cn=admin,dc=example,dc=com" \
      -w password 
    dn: uid=user.2004,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com 
    changetype: modify
    replace: telephoneNumber 
    telephoneNumber: +1 097 453 8232
  3. Process the request:
    • For Unix EOF escape sequence, enter ctrl+d twice.
    • For Windows, enter ctrl+z.