Welcome to JXplorer!

JXplorer is a cross platform LDAP browser and editor. It is a standards compliant general purpose LDAP client that can be used to search, read and edit any standard LDAP directory, or any directory service with an LDAP or DSML interface.

It is highly flexible and can be extended and customised in a number of ways. JXplorer is written in java, and the source code and Ant build system are available via svn or as a packaged build for users who want to experiment or further develop the program.

JX is is available in two versions; the free open source version under an OSI Apache 2 style licence, or in the JXWorkBench Enterprise bundle with built in reporting, administrative and security tools.

JX has been through a number of different versions since its creation in 1999; the most recent stable release is version 3.3.1, the August 2013 release.

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jxplorer screenshot JXplorer is a fully functional LDAP client with advanced security integration and support for the more difficult and obscure parts of the LDAP protocol. It has been tested on Windows, Solaris, Linux and OSX, packages are available for HPUX, AIX, BSD and it should run on any java supporting operating system.

  • LDAP add/delete/copy/modify
  • tree copy, move and delete
  • Drag-n-drop editing
  • Complex searching
  • UI for search filter construction
  • SSL/TLS support
  • SASL Authentication
  • Full i18n support
  • Hungarian, French and German
  • Traditional and Simplified Chinese
  • Unicode Support
  • UTF8 allowed in DNs
  • Schema support
  • Supports complex DNs
  • Paged results
  • Extensive Help System
  • LDIF import/export
  • Offline LDIF file editing
  • DSML support
  • version 2 LDAP support
  • Configurable HTML templates/forms
  • Themes / Skinning
  • Pluggale Editors
  • Pluggable Security Providers
  • Multi Valued RDNs
  • Binary Attributes
  • Certificate keystore
  • Supports Client keys and Certs
  • GSSAPI support
  • Multiple Browser Windows
  • Data copy between windows
  • An Admin Guide

Version History

VersionPrimary FeaturesDate
3.3.1 Improved LDIF support, LDIF change file support and LDIF 'preview' mode addedAugust 2013
3.3 10th Anniversary Edition!
Multiple Windows with inter-window copy/paste, paged results, and a new translation into Hungarian.
Supports JXWorkbench bundle, and includes an LDAP/JNDI mock class for developers.
July 2012
3.2.2 java 1.5, OSX 10.6/7, Win 7,
Improved operational attribute handling
September 2011
3.2.1 Build, install improvements,
bug fixes, Taiwanese
June 2010
3.2 DSML, Support for more directoriesMarch 2007
3.1 OSX Support, April 2005
3.0 Improved multimedia editors and security handling
Chinese, French, German
November 2003
2 Computer Associates Initial Open Source release July 2002
1 Computer Associates Internal release '99 - '02


jxplorer screenshot You can get the latest stable install package of JXplorer on the Package Downloads Page.

If you're after the source code, or one of the sub-projects (such as the Security Keystore UI or the LDAP/JNDI mock classes), you should look at the general Downloads page, which gives details of what's available and how to check things out from the sourceforge repository, or you can get the same code from github at

More Info

There's a lot more information, including an online version of the Help System, available on this site. Browse the menu links or search the site to find Documentation resources, more information on the various Components that make up JXplorer, and the details of the Open Source Licence.

In addition there are a number of active mailing lists (try where further help is available (or indeed your problem may already have been addressed in the mail archives).


We would like to acknowledge the efforts of the many people who have contributed bug reports, code fixes, and of course the extensive translation files to the project, and who have helped so much to improve JXplorer and make it what it is today.


Many thanks to our translators who've worked so hard making JXplorer multilingual:

And thanks also to many others who wished to remain anonymous, or who we've lost track of, including those who did the original French, German and Japanese translations!


JXplorer also gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organisations who have materially aided our efforts:

CA for the initial Donation of the JXplorer source code in 2002.

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SourceForge for providing a home for the project. Logo  

Intellij IDEA for donating licences for their fine java IDE to JXplorer.

Proud user ofIDE for professional JavaScript
development with AJAX ready refactorings

BitRock Install Builder for donating a licence for their excellent cross-platform installer product.

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Australian Cloud Identity for their sponsorship of this project and this website. for LDAP, JNDI and Java consulting  


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