Robert Joop

NAME

X500::RDN - handle X.500 RDNs (Relative Distinguished Names), parse and format them

SYNOPSIS

  use X500::RDN;

  my $rdn = new X500::RDN ('c'=>'DE');
  my $c = $rdn->getAttributeValue ('c');

DESCRIPTION

This module handles X.500 RDNs (Relative Distinguished Names). This is a supporting module for X500::DN.

Methods

  • $object = new X500::RDN ('type'=>'value', 'type'=>'value', ...);

    Creates an RDN object from argument pairs, each pair an attribute type and value. With more than one pair as arguments, you will get a multi-valued RDN.

  • $object->isMultivalued();

    Returns whether the RDN is multi-valued.

  • $object->getAttributeTypes();

    Returns the RDN's attribute types, a list of strings.

  • $object->getAttributeValue (type);

    Returns the RDN attribute's value.

  • $object->getRFC2253String();

    Returns the RDN as a string formatted according to RFC 2253 syntax.

  • $object->getX500String();

    Returns the RDN as a string formatted according to X.500 syntax. NOTE: This is a hack, there is no definition for a X.500 string syntax!?

  • $object->getOpenSSLString();

    Returns the RDN as a string formatted according to one of openssl's syntaxes. Croaks on multi-valued RDNs.

EXPORT

None.

BUGS

AUTHOR

Robert Joop <yaph-070708@timesink.de>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2002 Robert Joop. All Rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

X500::DN, perl.