search for groups in ldap

ldapsearch -H ldap://localhost:389 -D cn=username,ou=users,dc=domain -x -W -b ou=groups,dc=domain '(member=cn=username,ou=users,dc=domain)' | grep ^dn | sed "s/dn\: cn=\([^,]*\),ou=\([^,]*\),.*/\2 \1/"
This expression looks for groups inside of a GroupOfNames class element, that is itself inside one (or many) Organizational Unit (ou) nodes in the ldap tree. Give you a quick dump of all the groups the user belongs to. Handy for displaying on a webpage.
Sample Output
grouptype1 groupname1
grouptype1 groupname2
grouptype1 groupname3
grouptype2 groupname4
grouptype2 groupname5

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By: nitehawk
2009-06-11 14:50:11

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