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I am querying an Active Directory to gather the list of people having a given manager. The following search works fine:

$ ldapsearch "cn=John Doe" manager

dn: CN=John Doe,...
manager: CN=The Boss,...

What I would like is to have the right syntax to search for all people reporting to The Boss, something like

$ ldpasearch "<manager's cn is The Boss>" cn

which would return a list, including cn=John Doe (among others)

What is the correct syntax for such filter?

Thank you!

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You'll want to filter on the manager attribute. However, you'll need to use the full distinguished name of the manager in the filter. For example:

ldapsearch "manager=cn=John Doe,cn=users,dc=domain,dc=name" 1.1

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Thank you! I tried various things but not the full dn. It works perfectly. –  WoJ Dec 20 '13 at 7:43

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