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Get a CSV formatted list, based on a custom set of LDAP attributes.

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LDAP Attributes Selector

This command line program, allows you to query an LDAP server and retrieve a custom set of provided attributes.


This program offers the following features:

  • Support for both anonymous and authenticated LDAP queries.
  • Encrypted queries with SSL.
  • Support for LDAP filters and LDAP paging (retrieve the total amount of entries, regardless of limitations imposed by the server)!.
  • Export results to CSV.


Make sure you meet the following requirements:


You can install it with pip:

pip install ldap-attributes-selector


First, some aspects of this tool to take into account:

  • Results are shown in CSV format, but they aren't written to a file by default!.
  • Note that whenever an LDAP entry doesn't have any of the provided attributes, a None value is set, instead!.
  • When establishing an SSL connection, depending on the security settings on your LDAP server, you might gonna need to perform some additional configuration on your LDAP client!.
  • As a general rule, if you are able to make an LDAP query with the ldapsearch tool, this program should work as well!.

Here's the complete help output:

usage: ldap-attributes-selector [-h] [-u USERDN] [-S SIZELIMIT] [-f FILTER]
                                [-w WRITETOCSV] [-v]
                                SERVER BASEDN ATTRIBUTES

Get a CSV formatted list, based on a custom set of LDAP attributes

positional arguments:
  SERVER                URI formatted address (IP or domain name) of the LDAP
  BASEDN                Specify the searchbase or base DN of the LDAP server
  ATTRIBUTES            A set of comma separated LDAP attributes to list

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -u USERDN, --userdn USERDN
                        Distinguished Name (DN) of the user to bind to the
                        LDAP directory
                        The amount of per-page entries to retrieve (Default:
  -f FILTER, --filter FILTER
                        Specify an LDAP filter (Default: 'objectClass=*')
  -w WRITETOCSV, --writetocsv WRITETOCSV
                        Write results to a CSV file!.
  -v, --version         Show current version


In the following example, an encrypted LDAP query (note the ldaps:// when specifying the LDAP server) is made, and the attributes name, mail and ipPhone are retrieved. Also, LDAP filter objectClass=person is set:

ldap-attributes-selector ldaps:// "dc=somecorp,dc=com" -u "cn=Joe,ou=Users,dc=somecorp,dc=com" "name,mail,ipPhone" -f objectClass=person

Unlike the previous example, on the following one, the query isn't encrypted and a different LDAP filter is used:

ldap-attributes-selector ldap:// "dc=somecorp,dc=com" -u "uid=zimbra,cn=admins,cn=zimbra" "givenName,mail,zimbraAccountStatus" -f 'objectClass=inetOrgPerson'

This one is similar to the first one except that, this time, the retrieved results, are gonna be exported to a CSV file!:

ldap-attributes-selector ldaps:// "dc=somecorp,dc=com" -u "cn=joe,ou=Users,dc=somecorp,dc=com" "name,mail,ipPhone" -f objectClass=person -w users.csv

If no user identity (in DN format!) is specified (-u argument), an anonymous LDAP query is performed, as in the following example:

ldap-attributes-selector ldap:// "dc=somecorp,dc=com" "sn,givenName,mail"


This program is licensed under the GPLv3.

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