12.8. Removing an Attribute

This section describes how to delete an attribute using the command line and the web console.

12.8.1. Removing an Attribute Using the Command Line

Use the ldapmodify utility to delete an attribute. For example:
  1. Remove the unwanted attributes from any entries which use them.
  2. Delete the attribute:
    # dsconf -D "cn=Directory Manager" ldap://server.example.com schema attributetypes remove dateofbirth
For further details about object class definitions, see Section 12.1.2, “Object Classes”.

12.8.2. Removing an Attribute Using the Web Console

To remove an attribute using the web console:
  1. Open the Directory Server user interface in the web console. See Section 1.4, “Logging Into Directory Server Using the Web Console”.
  2. Select the instance.
  3. Select SchemaObjectclasses.
  4. Click the Choose Action button next to the attribute you want to remove.
  5. Select Delete Attribute.
  6. Click Yes to confirm.