Softerra LDAP AdministratorTM is an easy-to-use LDAP administration tool designed to work with almost any LDAP server including Active Directory, Novell Directory Services, Netscape/iPlanet, etc.
Softerra LDAP AdministratorTM significantly simplifies management of LDAP directories providing advanced directory search facilities, bulk update operations, group membership management facilities, etc. Customizable directory reports equip administrative personnel with information necessary for effective monitoring and audit. Directory data can be exported and imported in LDIF, CSV, DSML1, DSML2 and other formats. LDAP-SQL support allows managing LDAP entries using SQL-like syntax and performing LDAP operations that cannot be executed via standard LDAP means.
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Schema-Based and Template-Based Entry Creation
LDAP Administrator allows you to work with several servers at once and to easily copy data between them. Moreover, to facilitate the work with numerous servers, you can organize them into groups, just as you use folders to organize files on your file system.
The template-based method allows you to create new entries easily and quickly on the basis of templates with pre-defined lists of required and optional attributes. This method is very helpful if you often need to create multiple entries of a similar kind with a resembling set of attributes.
Bulk Object Modification
Using LDAP Administrator you can easily add, modify, and delete attributes for multiple LDAP objects at once.
Attribute Value References
When you update multiple entries or make templates for entry creation, you may need to specify unique attribute values for each entry that is updated or created. For this purpose, you can use attribute value references that allow you to construct attribute values on the basis of other attribute values of the entry. For example, you may want the 'mail' attribute of some users to contain a unique user UID and a constant domain name. This is when value references can help you.
Some attribute types are stored in the directory in a format that can make difficult their reading and modification. LDAP Administrator provides various attribute value editors strictly associated with attribute type and syntax that allow you to easily modify binary, password, date and time attributes, also manage attributes used to store combinations of flags, files, images and many other well-known attributes.
Multiple Modifications on LDAP Entries
LDAP Aministrator lets you perform several operations on LDAP entries at once. For example, you can set mailNickname and homeMDB attributes requiered for mailbox creation in Exchange server in one operation. Also, if you are going to make the same modifications to other objects, you can store these operations and then easily perform them again.
The Basket is helpful when you need to work with entries located in different subtrees or LDAP servers. For example, you may want to add an attribute to entries located on several servers. This is the situation when using the Basket can save your time and efforts. Add all the required LDAP entries from different directories to the Basket and then manage them collectively.
Move and Copy LDAP Objects Using Clipboard and Drag-and-Drop
LDAP Administrator offers easy and intuitive way to move or copy LDAP objects between containers: drag-and-drop and Windows clipboard. Drag-and-drop enables you to drag the selected objects to the desired location to perform a copy or move operation.
Also, you can use the standard Cut, Copy and Paste clipboard operations to move or copy LDAP objects.
Enhanced Object Renaming
LDAP Administrator offers you a simple and handy RDN Editor to rename LDAP entries. With this editor, you can easily rename entries that have single-valued or multi-valued RDN.
Object Class Modification
With LDAP Administrator, you can easily change the class of an entry. Just launch the Add or Remove Object Classes wizard and select what object classes you want to add to or remove from the entry.
Advanced Copy to Clipboard Options
LDAP Administrator lets you instantly copy to the clipboard the information about the entry such as its DNs, RDNs, LDAP URLs or copy the entry data in LDIF, DSMLv1, DSMLv2, CSV formats.
Modifying Objects Using HTML View
HTML View provides a quick and efficient modification of LDAP entries representing information in a user-friendly manner and supporting powerful attribute editors customized for a specific data type and attribute syntax.
ManageDsaIT Control Support
In process of browsing a directory tree, the referral entries themselves remain invisible and thus unavailable for user modification - an LDAP server they belong to just returns the referral information. The use of the ManageDsaIT control lets you work with referral objects like with usual entries, allowing you to view and modify them.
LDAP Administrator allows you to use SQL statements such as SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT and DELETE to search the directory or modify the directory content. To run SQL queries, LDAP Administrator offers the LDAP-SQL Query dialog that has many helpful features such as syntax highlighting, IntelliSense, history of queries, etc., which simplify the creation of SQL queries.
Group Membership Management
LDAP Administrator offers a wide range of dialogs, different wizards and property pages that let you easily view and manage group membership in any LDAP directory.
LDAP Request Log
Use LDAP Request Log to keep track of LDAP requests sent by LDAP Administrator and responses received from the server. The LDAP Request Log lets you monitor the interconnection between the application and LDAP server on a more detailed level, track errors and much more. The information contained in the log is presented in LDIF or DSML2 format, which allows importing log data to the server, thus reproducing the work of the application.
The Server Monitor in LDAP Administrator allows you to view the information provided by the Monitor entry that comprises server-specific data and statistics like server version, server uptime information, number of current connections, number of initialized operations, number of entries sent to clients, etc.
LDAP Schema Viewer
Schema Viewer lets you browse and search for LDAP server schema components. Every time you need to know, which attributes are required and which are optional, or what the syntax of an attribute is, the Schema Viewer is what will definitely be of assistance.
View And Restore Deleted Objects
When an entry is deleted from an Active Directory server, the server does not actually delete the entry, but instead moves it to a special invisible container for temporary storage, thus allowing for its eventual recovery if removed by accident. With LDAP Administrator, you can view the contents of the Deleted Objects container and restore any objects either to their original or to a new, user-specified location.
AD Application Partition Management
For handling application directory partitions in Active Directory, LDAP Administrator offers the Application Partition Management tool, with the help of which you can easily create and delete application partitions in a directory as well as add or remove application partition replicas.