Automation: how to change LDAP attribute for all users

Zimbra Automation: How to change an LDAP attribute for all users

   KB 22377        Last updated on 2015-10-3  

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The purpose of this script is to show how a single attribute value can be changed for all users in LDAP. The reason I made this article was an incident, where all mobile users were unable to sync, because their zimbraCreateTimestamp attribute value was in the future. This script explains how to change the value of this attribute for all users.



echo "setting ldap variables"
source ~/bin/zmshutil
sleep 2

for i in `ldapsearch -x -H $ldap_master_url -D $zimbra_ldap_userdn -w $zimbra_ldap_password | grep uid=| cut -d : -f 2 | sed 's/^\ //g'`

ldapmodify -x -H $ldap_master_url -D $zimbra_ldap_userdn -w $zimbra_ldap_password << EOF
dn: $i
changetype: modify
replace: zimbraCreateTimestamp
zimbraCreateTimestamp: 20140918100701Z


Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration 8.7, 8.6, 8.5, 8.0 Date Created: 10/02/2015
Article ID: Date Modified: 2015-10-03

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Wiki/KB reviewed by SME1 SME2 Copyeditor Last edit by Jorge de la Cruz
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