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URI::ldap - LDAP Uniform Resource Locators


  use URI;

  $uri = URI->new("ldap:$uri_string");
  $dn     = $uri->dn;
  $filter = $uri->filter;
  @attr   = $uri->attributes;
  $scope  = $uri->scope;
  %extn   = $uri->extensions;
  $uri = URI->new("ldap:");  # start empty
  $uri->dn("o=University of Michigan,c=US");
  $uri->filter('(cn=Babs Jensen)');
  print $uri->as_string,"\n";


URI::ldap provides an interface to parse an LDAP URI in its constituent parts and also build a URI as described in RFC 2255.


URI::ldap support all the generic and server methods defined by URI, plus the following.

Each of the following methods can be used to set or get the value in the URI. The values are passed in unescaped form. None of these will return undefined values, but elements without a default can be empty. If arguments are given then a new value will be set for the given part of the URI.

$uri->dn( [$new_dn] )

Set or get the Distinguised Name part of the URI. The DN identifies the base object of the LDAP search.

$uri->attributes( [@new_attrs] )

Set or get the list of attribute names which will be returned by the search.

$uri->scope( [$new_scope] )

Set or get the scope that the search will use. The value can be one of "base", "one" or "sub". If none is given then it will default to "base".

$uri->filter( [$new_filter] )

Set or get the filter that the search will use. If none is given then it will default to "(objectClass=*)".

$uri->extensions( [$etype => $evalue,...] )

Set or get the extensions used for the search. The list passed should be in the form etype1 => evalue1, etype2 => evalue2,... This is also the form of list that will be returned.




Graham Barr <gbarr@pobox.com>

Slightly modified by Gisle Aas to fit into the URI distribution.


Copyright (c) 1998 Graham Barr. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.