How to search for user properties in LDAP

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Searching for user properties in LDAP may not be as straightforward to do or you may not have had formal instructions in past to do this task. Below is a step-by-step guide to easily search for user properties in the LDAP application.


D:\LSF > ldifde -f cli.ldif -r “samAccountName=Cli”

Connecting to “cust.private”

Logging in as current user using SSPI

Exporting directory to file cli.ldif

Searching for entries…

Writing out entries1 entries exported


The command has completed successfully

D:\LSF > ls cli*


D:\LSF > lashow cli.ldif


dn: CN=Li\, Catol,OU=Users,OU=Accounting,OU=Finance,DC=cust,DC=private

changetype: add

objectClass: top

objectClass: person

objectClass: organizationalPerson

objectClass: user

cn: Li, Catol

sn: Li

title: Accountant I

description: Finance – Accounting

physicalDeliveryOfficeName: Halo

telephoneNumber: (713) 644-3333

givenName: Catol


CN=Li\, Catol,OU=Users,OU=Accounting,OU=Finance,DC=cust,DC=private

instanceType: 4

whenCreated: 20210218225523.0Z

whenChanged: 20220224165103.0Z

displayName: Li, Catol CatolCat

uSNCreated: 293302835

memberOf: CN=!AP_Invoice_Process,OU=Distribution Lists,DC=cust,DC=private


CN=FortiGateWebFilter_Finance,OU=Web Groups,OU=Information Technology,DC=cust,