ldapsearch is also a good tool to test ldap connections. Key switches are -x for simple bind -H ldaps:// for the host, connecting securely. -D is dn. I need to check that i can hit traffic on a LDAP server that is on another it doesn' t neccessarily mean you can bind successfully from that user. The Active Directory authentication method is an LDAP bind authentication method that allows . To test if LDAP over TLS works properly, use the alaid.de tool. multi OS LDAP GUI browser and editor. LDAPExplorerTool is a multi-platform LDAP browser and editor (GUI). Tested platforms are Windows and Linux.