To permanently remove a soft-deleted entry from the server, you can run ldapdelete on the soft-deleted entry for soft-deleted entries. To hard delete a soft-deleted entry, use ldapdelete with the --useHardDelete option. The Hard Delete Request Control works with soft deletes. It mostly applies when soft delete policies are in place as a means to override soft deletes requests. If soft deletes are configured, running ldapdelete with the Hard Delete Request Control (i.e., using the option, --useHardDelete) guarantees any entry will be permanently deleted.