File Type LDAP Data Interchange Format File IconLDAP Data Interchange Format File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average

Text-based data interchange file used by LDAP directories; describes a directory, the entries contained in the directory, and changes made to the entries.

LDIF files consist of one or more entries separated by a blank line. Each entry has an optional entry ID, a required unique name, one or more object classes, and may have multiple attribute definitions.

Open With

IconMicrosoft Active Directory Explorer

IconLDAPSoft LDAP Browser

IconSofterra LDAP Browser


IconApple Contacts

IconApple Directory Access

IconApache Directory


IconApache Directory

IconMozilla Thunderbird

IconLDAPSoft LDAP Browser

Updated August 21, 2008