Browse an existing LDAP Server

Reading data from an existing server requires a suitable client software. We recommend using Apache Directory Studio.

  • Setup Apache Directory Studio to anonymously connect to using TLS. Depending on your location this may require VPN.

  • Browse the DIT.

  • Use a filter like (uid=xy234) to find your personal entry beneath ou=userlist,dc=hdm-stuttgart,dc=de. Use the corresponding DN e.g. uid=xy234, ou=userlist,dc=hdm-stuttgart,dc=de to reconnect using password authentication.

    • Then browse your own entry again. Can you spot any difference?

    • Then browse your colleague's entry. Can you spot any difference?

  • Repeat the previous steps by using the command line ldapsearch utility.