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LDAP Search by ModifyTimeStamp (TDS/SDS)

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How to Search for Users or Objects that has been Modified or Changed

Using the granularity of timestamp operational attributes like modifyTimestamp and createTimestamp, you can query for user entries (with TDS/SDS) to get a listing of those modified or changed or created.

TDS 6.2 and later:

Timestamp Attribute Granularity with IBM Security Directory Server (previously known as IBM Tivoli Directory Server):
For Directory Server v6.2 and later versions:

Starting with Directory Server v6.2 an enhancement was made to increase the granularity of the timestamp operational attributes to the microsecond.

In GMT format yyyymmddhhmmss.ffffffZ  
where "f" represents the fraction of a second 

LDAPSearch Command line Example:


**Notes: To search for these operation attributes you can issue the following search command (and pick one either BASE or SUB or ONE - to set as the searchtype

idsldapsearch -h <hostname> -p <port> -D <adminDN> -w <password> -s <base | sub | one> -b <baseDN> "objectclass=*" modifytimestamp createtimestamp








However, if there are updates you will see a control panel that looks like the below diagram with what module(s) are being updated.





Recommend trying out our zFlex LDAP Browser to view the OpenLDAP and IBM SDS Directory Tree to find user entries.


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