Adding Data to LDAP
Occasionally you'll need to add people or things to ldap manually, such as a user you recreating from backups, or a reserved system name such as a new machine.
Put the information you would like to add into a file, or if its short or one entry you can use stdin, in the case of adding a reserved name the file should look something like this, replacing both instances of redbrick with the reserved name you would like to add:
$ cat update.reservered dn: uid=redbrick,ou=reserved,o=redbrick uid: redbrick description: DNS entry objectClass: reserved objectClass: top
Then run the following command:
ldapadd -D cn=root,ou=ldap,o=redbrick -y /etc/ldap.secret -x -f update.resevered
Done, if you opted to use stdin, leave the -f off the end of the command, paste
the data into your terminal after running the command and finish with a