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Apache Directory Studio (formerly known as LDAP Studio) is a complete LDAP tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server, though it is particularly designed for use with the Apache Directory Server.

Developed as a sub-project of the Directory Top Level Project, Apache Directory Studio is an Eclipse RCP application that takes full advantage of the benefits inherent in the Eclipse platform. Composed of several Eclipse (OSGi) plugins, Apache Directory Studio can be easily upgraded with additional plugins.

Apache Directory Studio plugins can even run within a full installation of Eclipse itself.


What's New

Version 2.0 (2.0-0-M7):

New Feature:

  • DIRSTUDIO-901 - Add the ability to store connection passwords in a password-protected keystore
Bugs Fixed:
  • DIRSTUDIO-865 - NullPointerException thrown when connecting to Domino 8.5.2FP3 LDAP
  • DIRSTUDIO-888 - Improve editing of boolean values to allow lowercased values and shortcuts
  • more...


  • OS X 10.4 or later
  • JRE 6 or later

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allenw Member IconReview+1

Since my bugs got fixed :), I uses this almost daily when I'm feeling too lazy to write LDIF.

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Version 1.1rc2
N. Silva Member IconReview+12
N. Silva

Outstanding and fully-featured LDAP browser. While it's still in development, it is already very usable. I am using it to browse an Active Directory and to make minor edits.

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Version 0.8
allenw Member IconComment+1

I really like the app, but it is a bit unusable due to one major bug and one minor one for anyone hoping to use it for critical work:

major: It looks like LDAP Studio doesn't like DN's with / in them. Operations on such DN's results in the queries to the LDAP server failing This makes it particularly hard to use for entries like automountKey=/home, which are very crucial for many deployments.

minor: Clicking on an such an entry throws up an error that says "Error reading entry". Clicking on details shows an LDAP error code 32 - no such object. Rather than show you what LDAP Studio is trying to query, I had to hop onto the server to see what it was looking for. [That's when I discovered the major problem above.]

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Version 0.8
seelmann (Developer)

Hi Allanw,

you are right, Apache Directory Studio has some problems with the slash in the DN. I created two issues, we will try to fix them as soon as possible:


pajbam (Developer) Member IconDev+0
pajbam (Developer)

Hi Fabro,

There might have been a problem when you tried to download it.

It should be fine now.

Please, let us know it you have any problem.

Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot

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Version 0.7
Fabro Member IconComment+42

I have just downloaded it but the dmg file can't be mounted.
Can you please fix this?

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Version 0.7
absoluteOle Member IconComment+0

LDAP Studio is the best LDAP client ever, on any Platform.

It comes as a set of Eclipse Plugins or a Rich Client Application and is very intuitive and easy to use.

Thanks to a terrific community, it just keeps getting better every day.

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Version 0.7
Alex Karasulu (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Alex Karasulu (Developer)

LDAP Studio is just at it's infancy. Our first step was a simple browser and schema plugin. We are planning to add several new features to it in the near future which will make it much more easy to use LDAP.

Developers are not comfortable using LDAP because of a lack of solid tooling. Often they resort to just adding the tables they need in a RDBMS instead of properly storing this information in a Directory where it belongs. LDAP Studio's aim is to remove this lack of comfort we have to provide tooling for LDAP on par with the rich tooling available for the world of the RDBMS.

LDAP studio can be used with any LDAP server but it will ultimately compliment ApacheDS best as ApacheDS aims to modernize this archaic protocol through standard protocol mechanisms.

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Version 0.7
jimyang Member IconReview+0

LDAP Studio is by far the best open source LDAP client implementation available on OS X.

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Version 0.7
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Mark Burgess
Version 2.0
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Downloads 12,905
Version Downloads 1,588
License Free
Date 31 May 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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