What is the difference between ldapsearch and etautil

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CA Identity Manager CA Identity Governance CA Identity Portal CA Risk Analytics CA Secure Cloud SaaS - Arcot A-OK (WebFort) CLOUDMINDER ADVANCED AUTHENTICATION CA Secure Cloud SaaS - Advanced Authentication CA Secure Cloud SaaS - Identity Management CA Secure Cloud SaaS - Single Sign On

Issue/Introduction

Question:

What is the difference between ldapsearch and etautil

 

Answer:

Short answer.
etautil is a wrapper around the different ldap tools (ldapsearch, ldapadd, ldapmodify, ldapdelete)

Long answer
etautil works against provisioning server (default port 20389). Ldapsearch can be used to access either provisioning server (default port 20389) or provisioning directory (default port 20391).
Accessing provisioning directory directly is faster than accessing the data via provisioning server.
Using ldaptools that modify data against provisioning directory (port 20391) can break it and should never be attempted.

Additional Information:

http://www.ca.com/us/support/ca-support-online/product-content/knowledgebase-articles/tec410820.aspx

Environment

Release: CAIDMB99000-12.6.7-Identity Manager-B to B
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