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What's New in LDAP Administrator 2014.1

Grouping Attribute Values.  Following many requests from our customers, to simplify the process of viewing and editing LDAP attributes that have multiple values, attributes with more than four values are now grouped together.

Improved Filtering.  From now, the Filter Bar supports filtering objects by any column allowing you to easily find what you are looking for.

Customizable Views.  The new version lets you to have individual view settings for any node: you can select which columns to show, column size and order, sorting and grouping options etc. All these settings will be restored if you revisit the node again.

Recent Columns.  The new LDAP Administrator stores recent column configurations and allows applying them to any node. You can also pin the configurations that you use most often so that they are always available.

New Column Chooser.  The Column Chooser has become even more straightforward and functional. We’ve added a column filter that allows you to easily find a column you need. You can also select a set of columns that you've recently used.

What's New in LDAP Administrator 2013.2

Grouping Entries in List View.  LDAP Administrator 2013.2 gives you a new way of viewing directory objects. Now, in the List View, you can break LDAP entries into different groups, depending on what property or attribute you choose. For example, if you have a container with a lot of LDAP entries of different types, you might want to group those entries by their type.

Improved Performance.  Nobody likes to wait. When searching for something, you want results, not delays. With LDAP Administrator’s improved performance, reports and directory search results pop up much faster. Sorting and grouping of search results has also became significantly quicker.

Group Membership Import/Export.  From now on, LDAP Administrator enables you to import or export groups and group members with just a few clicks. This eliminates the necessity for selecting individual members and modifying their association with the respective groups in the LDAP directory. For example, if you want to add members of one group to another, you can export these members to a file and then import them to the destination group.

Enabling/Disabling User Accounts in Bulk.  Now, using LDAP Administrator, you can enable or disable multiple user accounts in one operation.

Icon for Users with Disabled or Expired Accounts.  The disabled and expired user accounts are now marked with a specific icon.

Object Type Information.  In the new version of LDAP Administrator, List View displays object types of LDAP entries. This can be especially helpful when working with containers that contain multiple LDAP entries of different types.

What's New in LDAP Administrator 2013.1

IPv6 Support.  Since Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) becomes more and more popular nowadays, we have added IPv6 support to LDAP Administrator. Now you can use LDAP Administrator both in IPv4 and IPv6 networks simultaneously without any issues.

Displaying Empty Attributes.  From now on, following multiple requests from our customers, LDAP Administrator can be configured to display empty attributes in the List View. This will allow you to quickly add an attribute to an LDAP entry.

LDIF Editor Enhancements. 

  • LDIF Editor Bookmarks

  • Undo/Redo History

  • Restoring File State

Persistent Dialogs.  Starting from this version, LDAP Administrator automatically saves/restores the position and sizes of all modeless dialogs, such as Directory Search, Group and Members, Schema Viewer, LDAP-SQL Query, Reports etc, even if they are docked. So, next time you open a dialog, it will be placed at the same position where it was closed last time.

Command Line Builder for Import/Export.  Writing an import or export command line can be a time-consuming operation due to an extensive list of parameters that control the import/export operation. Now LDAP Administrator allows you to construct a command line for the laimex.exe tool using the Import/Export Data Wizard. All you need to do is set all the desired parameters using the wizard and press the Build Command Line button.

User Interface Improvements. 

  • New Favorites Button

  • List View Settings Button

Other Improvements.  We are always committed to make our application more stable, bug free and responsive. Since the last release we have implemented a lot of enhancements and bugfixes which are not visible at first glance, however they make the use of LDAP Administrator more stable and enjoyable than ever.

What's New in LDAP Administrator 2012.2

Navigation Bar.  This version of LDAP Administrator presents a new Navigation Bar that replicates the address bar display of Windows 7's Explorer. It combines the history of browsed LDAP entries with the possibility to quickly switch between them, the Quick Search tool and a new breadcrumb navigation control. Breadcrumb is a very powerful navigational tool that provides two dimensions for navigation: the horizontal breadcrumb structure that lead from the root of the directory to the current entry, and then any one of these breadcrumbs can be navigated vertically, through the child elements.

Data Import Improvements. 

  • Updating Existing Objects during Data Import

  • Replacing DN Suffixes in Entry Attributes

  • Correcting the Import Order

  • Committing DN Syntax Properties at the End of Data Import

Deleting Items in Auto-Completes.  The Auto-Complete feature remembers what you type and automatically makes suggestions to help you populate fields. Sometimes the auto-complete suggestions become no longer appropriate. Now you can easily delete unnecessary items from auto-complete drop-downs.

Creation of Local Domain Profiles during Installation.  A new option - Setup profiles for local LDAP servers is now available during the installaton. With the help of this option, LDAP Administrator will scan the local network and automatically create profiles for all LDAP servers found in the domain.

Schema Attributes in LDIF Editor IntelliSense.  From now on, LDIF Editor lets you extend its IntelliSence with attributes obtained from the schema of a given LDAP server.

Locating Groups and Group Members in the Scope Pane.  While viewing group membership properties of LDAP entries, now you can easily locate any group or group member in the directory tree.

Improved Editing of DN Syntax Attributes.  Now, when adding or modifying an attributes with the DN syntax, you can use the Browse for DN dialog that helps you easily locate the object you need.

Enhanced Quick Search Results.  Now you can work with your quick search results in the same way as you work with entries in the List View pane: they can be renamed, deleted, modified, exported, added to the Basket, etc.

Importing Single LDIF Record.  From now, when using the LDIF Editor, you can import a single LDIF record from an LDIF document to an LDAP server.

New Attribute Editors.  New attribute editors have been added for the crossCertificatePair and msDS-SupportedEncryptionTypes attributes.

laimex.exe Improvements. 

  • SSL Support

  • LDAP-SQL Support

  • Intelligent Import

Increased Stability and Speed.  We are always committed to make our application more stable, bug free and responsive. Since the last release we have implemented a lot of enhancements and bugfixes which are not visible at first glance, however they make the use of LDAP Administrator more stable and enjoyable than ever.

What's New in LDAP Administrator 2012.1

In-place Entry Modification.  When browsing or searching directory, it is often necessary to quickly modify one or more displayed attributes of an LDAP entry. At the request of many customers, LDAP Administrator now allows users to quickly modify values of all attributes displayed in the List View for an LDAP entry.

Bulk Password Reset.  Now, using LDAP Administrator, you can reset passwords for multiple users at once and set a unique password for each of them with the help of password generation templates. For example, if you specify the password generation template as '%username%-123', it will be replaced with the login name of each user, plus '-123' (e.g. kevinsmith-123).

Renaming and Copying of LDAP Entries Using LDAP SQL.  From this version on, LDAP SQL supports two new operations: MODDN and COPY. Now you can copy, move, and rename LDAP entries using the power of SQL queries. With the help of flexible SQL search filters and built-in functions, you can efficiently use these SQL operations for copying and renaming of LDAP entries.

Account Management in HTML View.  We've extended the set of actions that can be performed on user accounts in HTML View. Now, HTML View allows you to perform the following operations:

  • Enable/disable user account

  • Reset user password

  • Change user password

  • Unlock user account

Export/Import of Quick Search Results.  From now on, you can perform export/import operations on LDAP entries found with the help of the Quick Search tool.

Line Numbering in LDIF Editor.  In the new version of LDAP Administrator, LDIF Editor allows you to enable line numbering that will help you to easily find the required data in LDIF files.

Printing Support in SQL Editor and LDAP Request Log.  Now you can print the contents of LDAP Request Log and SQL Editor with syntax coloring preserved. Also, you can configure various printing settings and preview the data to be printed.

What's New in LDAP Administrator 2011.2

Enhanced Schema-based Entry Creation.  Now, when creating a new LDAP entry, the list of object classes available for a new entry contains only the classes that can be created under the parent entry. Also, after an object class is selected for a new entry, the list of available object classes is filtered again to display only the classes that can be added to this entry. Moreover, you can pin the frequently-used object classes to display them at the top of the list thus making them quickly to access.

HTML View Improvements.  The new release of LDAP Administrator comes with improved and optimized HTML View that makes LDAP directory management even more effective and efficient.

  • Improved Performance

  • Filtering Groups and Members

  • Group Membership Management

  • Configuring Terminal Services Settings

  • Logon Hours Editor

  • Set Photo

Enhanced Matching of Credentials for Referrals.  Credentials Manager now allows you to define what credentials to use for referral rebind when handling referrals. Using the Credentials Priority Matching dialog, you can configure what credentials and in what order will be used for referral rebind.

Filtering for LDAP Attributes.  In the Add/Modify Attribute wizard, you can easily filter attribute names, which significantly speeds up finding the attribute you need.

IntelliSense Filtering.  Everywhere IntelliSence is used for entering names of attributes or object classes it now supports filtering. You just need to enter a part of the name into the edit box and IntelliSence will show the elements containing the entered text in their name.

Date/Time Editor.  Now, LDAP Administrator lets you easily edit date/time attributes of LDAP entries using a special attribute editor.

Color Labels for Profile and Group Nodes.  At the request of many users, we implemented the possibility to choose colors for groups and profiles to classify them.

What's New in LDAP Administrator 2011.1

LDAP-SQL Support.  One of the main features of this release that allows you to create, modify, delete, and search LDAP entries using SQL-like syntax. Now you can easily perform various LDAP operations with the help of standard SQL statements like SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT and DELETE.

New HTML View.  Completely redesigned HTML View significantly facilitates viewing and editing of LDAP entries. One of the main advantages of HTML View is the possibility to customize the representation of LDAP objects.

History Dialog Improvements.  History dialogs for Reports and Directory Search features have been significantly improved. Now you can review parameters of the performed search or generated report directly in the History dialog and view additional information on the time and server where it was executed. Also you can pin the items you often use so that they could be easily found.

Force Use of moddn and modrdn Operations.  Previously, LDAP Administrator used moddn and modrdn operations only if LDAP server supported these operations. This caused some difficulties for specific servers, and now LDAP Administrator allows you to force use moddn and modrdn operations skipping the detection of whether the server supports them.

Increased Performance and Stability.  The performance of LDAP Administrator was greatly improved making the work of application prompt and efficient. Its overall operation is optimized adding to its stability and reliability.

What's New in LDAP Administrator 2010.2

LDAP Request Log.  The main feature introduced in this release that allows keeping track on LDAP requests sent by LDAP Administrator and responses received from the server. This lets you monitor the interconnection between the application and LDAP server on a more detailed level, track errors and much more.

Data import from CSV files.  In this release of LDAP Administrator we have introduced a functionality to import directory data from files containing information in CSV format.

Easy modification of the 'ref' attribute for referral nodes.  Now you can change the value of the 'ref' attribute via property page of the referral node.

Automatic sorting of items in the Scope Pane.  From now, automatic sorting of elements in the Scope Pane has been added.

Display object class-specific icons for most popular LDAP object classes.  From now on, LDAP Administrator can display object class-specific icons for most popular LDAP object classes.

Schema-aware sorting in the List View.  The sorting of List View elements by LDAP attribute values has been improved. Now the sorting is performed not just by comparing strings of attributes values, but is based on the type of data the attribute contains.

Improved performance of the Directory Search.  We have significantly refactored the Directory Search code and achieved a considerable increase in performance: the search itself is running faster and required less memory, the process of storing search results has speeded up dramatically.

Detection of moddn and modrdn operations for Sun Directory servers.  The support of moddn and modrdn operations has been added for Sun Directory Server from version 6.1.

Handling of AD primary groups.  From now on, when working with group membership on AD servers, LDAP Administrator correctly handles group membership based on the PrimaryGroupID attribute.

Several enhancements in Import Data Wizard.  Import Data Wizard has undergone important modifications. Along with the implementation of CSV files import, we have also enhanced document format identification and errors reporting.

New built-in reports for Exchange servers.  Now LDAP Administrator is enriched with MS Exchange-specific reports.

What's New in LDAP Administrator 2010.1

Directory Reports.  The main feature introduced in this release, facilitate LDAP directory analysis and monitoring and provide users with essential information about directory infrastructure and objects.

SASL EXTERNAL authentication support.  Allows a client to authenticate itself to a directory server using a client SSL certificate instead of login/password credential.

ntSecurityDescriptor attribute editor.  It allows viewing and editing Active Directory objects security information.

Active Directory specific search options.  This new advanced feature makes it possible to tweak LDAP Administrator searches with Active Directory specific search options such as Domain Scope and Phantom Root.

Fetching Attribute Values With 'range=x-y' Option.  Now you can control the way of fetching the attributes with large number of values.

objectClass attribute highlighting.  This feature helps you quickly realize what object classes a certain entry is instantiated from.

Name Forms schema in the Entry Creation wizard.  If your server supports Name Forms Schema or any other way provides the information on what attributes should be used for RDN types, the Entry Creation Wizard automatically selects the proper attribute when specifying an entry RDN.

Regular expressions support in the LDIF Editor Find/Replace dialog.  Using the Replace dialog powered by regular expressions, it's very easy to create an LDIF document from a CSV text or any other arbitrary text data.

Windows 7 support.  The application was carefully tested with recently released operating systems Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. All the issues found have been addressed.

Several user interface improvements. 

What's New in LDAP Administrator 2009.2

LDIF Editor.  LDIF Editor, the main feature introduced in this release, is a text editor for LDIF files. With this tool, you can now use LDAP Administrator to view and edit LDIF documents. It offers the following features:

  • Syntax Highlighting

  • IntelliSense

  • Text Outlining

  • Quick Navigation

  • BASE64 support

  • Passwords Editing

  • RFC2849 and RFC4525 support

  • LDIF Tree View

Quick Search Enhancements.  It's now possible to add Quick Search result items to the Basket or remove corresponding entries from the server using the Remove command.

Printing Support.  Print Preview and Print features are now supported in HTML Pane and LDIF Editor.

Clear Auto-Saved Data Dialog.  A tool to clear search and auto-complete history.

What's New in LDAP Administrator 2009.1

Window Menu.  The Window menu allows users to manage stage of floating windows and to control the visibility of application’s modeless dialogs and property pages.

Modeless Monitor Dialog.  The Server Monitor dialog is now modeless just as Directory Search and Schema Viewer are. Modelessness allows to monitor the server state and perform other operations at the same time.

Value Processors in Exported Data.  While displaying data in List View, LDAP Administrator transforms some well-known encoded or binary data into a human-readable form. Now LDAP Administrator decodes such values while exporting or saving directory data to Excel, CSV, HTML or Text format.

Search History.  Every time you run a search, the application remembers all parameters applied and the time when it was executed. Later on, you can view all searches run previously and re-run them at any time again.

Server's SSL Certificate Viewer.  Sometimes it is necessary to know what SSL certificate was chosen during negotiation between LDAP Administrator and an LDAP Server. You can click the lock icon on the right-hand bottom corner to see the properties of an SSL certificate currently being used.

Active Directory Enhancements. 

  • The following attribute decoders have been added: userParameters, logonHours, machineRole, lockoutTime. Several old attribute decoders have been updated according to the latest MSDN documentation.

  • Now LDAP Administrator is fully aware of Active Directory schema specific properties that can be viewed with Schema Viewer.

Copy as LDAP Filter.  An attribute value can be copied to the Clipboard as LDAP Filter string. This accelerates and facilitates the use of Directory Search.

Memory Consumption Reduced.  The most often used strings such as attribute names now are stored in a string pool, which saves 10-15% of memory comparing to the previous version.

Schema Viewer Drag-n-Drop Support.  Attributes can be drag-n-dropped from Scope Pane and List View pane onto Schema Viewer to see their properties.

Docking and modeless windows now remember their size and state after application restart.

What's New in LDAP Administrator 2008.1

Softerra LDAP Administrator 2008 introduces a wide variety of new features and improvements with the most important shown below.

User Interface

User Interface Style Refresh.  Now the application has friendly-looking icons, improved color palette, neat menus and more flexible customization options. Some toolbars and context menus have been reorganized to make the user interface more intuitive.

Modeless Windows.  All major dialogs, frequently used windows and all property pages are now modeless, which allows working with the application without having to close them.

Docking Windows.  Docking windows are useful for personalizing the application layout or arranging multiple open windows into logical groups.

Basket.  A virtual container designed to allow batch modification of multiple LDAP entries from different locations, including different LDAP servers.

Browse DN Dialog.  A dialog that allows choosing DNs by visually navigating through the directory tree instead of typing it manually.

Enhanced List View.  A new feature has been developed allowing you to add custom columns containing attribute values to the List View. From now, you can also perform search within the List View pane using a new and handy filtering feature.

Context Sensitivity.  The user interface has become sensitive to the current LDAP server, which allows showing only those commands that can be applied to this server type. Some LDAP server-specific features have been implemented.

Managing Directory

Directory Search.  The dialog has been significantly changed and now offers the following new features:

  • The dialog is now modeless and can be docked to any area of the application.
  • Several instances of the dialog can be opened, an instance for each LDAP server you work with.
  • Any operation like Export Data, Multiple Modification, Delete, etc. can be performed directly on your search result.
  • The selection of search attributes became more effortless, the edit box of search attributes includes intellisense, drag-and-drop and embedded button, which provides an easy way of adding attributes defined by the LDAP schema.
  • You are allowed to specify additional search attributes after a search is complete.
  • Filtering of search results by a keyword or/and wildcard is available.

Attribute Value References.  A new handy feature that allows values of one attribute to dynamically include other when creating LDAP entries from entry templates or when modifying them with the help of the Add or Modify Attribute and Multiple Modification wizards.

Multiple Modifications.  The new Multiple Modification wizard has been developed to ensure an easy way for users who work collectively with several LDAP entries from various LDAP servers. Now you can apply multiple modifications to different entries at once with the help of the Multiple Modification wizard. Now, while performing such updates, you can use attribute value references.

Attribute Creation.  The Attribute Modification Wizard has been improved. Now it allows adding or modifying attributes of several selected LDAP entries. While performing such updates, you can use attribute value references.

Entry Templates.  The support of attribute value references has been added to entry templates thus allowing attribute values to contain values of another attributes while creating entries.

Advanced Copy.  You can copy LDAP entries to the clipboard as DNs, LDAP URLs, LDIF or DSML documents by using Advanced Copy button.

Active Directory Application Partitions Management.  A tool for creating, removing or managing replication of Active Directory or ADAM application partitions.


Modern LDAP Server Support.  Various compatibility issues have been addressed to support modern LDAP servers like Sun OpenDS, Apache Directory Server, Novell eDirectory 8.8, OpenLDAP 2.4 and Active Directory 2008.

Windows Vista support.  Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 experience has been significantly improved.

64-bit Version.  If you work with a 64-bit operation system you can fully reveal its power by using the 64-bit version of Softerra LDAP Administrator.

Persistent settings.  All LDAP entries and referral settings like filter, displayed attributes, paging policy etc. are persistent and remain unchanged after the application restart.

Load/Save Configuration.  Now it is possible to backup and restore all the application configuration settings.

Kerberos Based Data Encryption.  Active Directory users can use LDAP traffic encyption without having to use SSL.

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