The LDAP browser perspective

Use the LDAP browser perspective to view and manipulate data stored in an LDAP directory. To switch to this perspective, use the Perspective ▸ LDAP browser menu, or the Ctrl+P shortcut. This perspective is of course only available when the opened connection is an LDAP connection.

The perspective is divided in two horizontal panes: the left pane for the user defined favorites (to hold references to specific LDAP entries or specific LDAP classes), and the right pane being the action area.

LDAP browser's entry tab

LDAP entries tab

The left part of the perspective lists the favorite LDAP entries or classes. Double clicking on a favorite opens its properties in the right pane. Note that the LDAP entries favorites will always appear before the classes favorites.

The right pane is composed of several types of tabs:

  • tabs to explore the LDAP DIT (Directory Information Tree): when an entry is selected from the tree, its attributes are displayed (only the valued attributes are displayed, the ones with no value are hidden), and the entry's DN (Distinguished Name) is always displayed first. Also note that the children of each entry are only fetched when necessary to avoid unnecessary requests to the LDAP server.

  • tabs to explore the LDAP's classes, see figure below. For a selected class, all the information regarding the class is displayed (description, OID, type, ...)

  • tabs to perform LDAP searches, see figure below. An LDAP search definition can be saved as a virtual table, see the LDAP table's mapping.

LDAP browser's classes tab

LDAP classes tab

LDAP browser's search tab

LDAP search tab

Links in these tabs (identified by blue and underlined text) open a new tab, or use the first tab next to the current tab to display information about the selected link. For example in the figure above illustrating an LDAP entries tab, clicking on the "inetOrgPerson" will open a new "LDAP classes" tab and display the information about that class.