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LDAP Attributes

LEX can show you not only the objects which are part of an LDAP directory hierarcy, but also the attributes which are stored as properties of these objects. Each object has a set of attributes which can hold literally all kind of information which is to be assigned to this object.

LEX can show you the attributes of an object in two different ways:

1) In the attribute list of the LEX main window. The list shows automatically the attributes of the object which is currently in focus - either in the treeview panel or the object list:

Attribute list placement at the right side

2) In the stand-alone attribute window. You can open an attribute window by pressing ALT-ENTER or double-clicking on an object (for container objects, you have to hold the ALT key during your double click), or by using the menu option Connection - Attributes:

LEX attribute window

Editing Attribute Values

Given that you have the appropriate permissions on the regarding directory object, you can edit all attribute values with LEX. For this purpose, LEX comes with a lot of editors, each of them customized for the attribute syntax respectively data content type of the attribute (see paragraph below).

Click here for the online manual topic about the LEX attribute editors.

Attribute Data Types


Each attribute has a data type associated with it. LEX can detect such data types. The regarding attributes are handled then accordingly - they are displayed and sorted in the appropriate format, and if you want to edit them or just show the values, the correct attribute editor is shown. Therefor it's important that you get a lineout about this topic:

Click here for the online manual topic about data types known by LEX and the mechanisms to detect and handle them.