Working with Active Directory encoded LDAP values

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Many values in Active Directory LDAP are not stored in a human-friendly format: this page is meant to provide basic tools to encode / decode theses values.

accountExpires

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms675098%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

#!/bin/bash

# Returns an input date in the "accountExpires" format
# Input Date format can be something like "2016-03-19 11:58 UTC+1"

inputDate="$1"

# since 1601 to 1970
interval1=$((( 0 - $(date --date=1601-01-01 +%s) )))
# since 1970 to input date
interval2=$(date --date="$inputDate" +%s)
# total * 10 000 000
echo $((( ( interval1 + interval2 ) * 10000000 )))
#!/bin/bash

# Converts an encoded "accountExpires" value to a human-readable one 

accountExpires="$1"

timeInSeconds=$((( accountExpires / 10000000 )))
interval1601to1970=$((( 0 - $(date --date=1601-01-01 +%s) )))
timeSince1970=$((( $timeInSeconds - $interval1601to1970 )))
echo $(date --date @"$timeSince1970")