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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Uniform Resource Identifier (LDAPUri)

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28 Feb 2008CPOL
An Attempt to make Uniform resource identifier for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
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Introduction

This is an attempt to make a Uniform Resource Identifier for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

Background

While working with DirectoryEntry, I encountered some errors due to the LDAP Path. So I decided to make an attempt to create a Uniform Resource Identifier for the LDAP path.

Using the Code

Using the LDAPUri class is straight forward.

The following code demonstrates building an LDAP path part-wise:

LDAPUri LDAPUriTest = new LDAPUri();
LDAPUriTest.Protocol = LDAPProtocol.LDAP;
LDAPUriTest.Attributes.Add(new LDAPAttribute
    (LDAPAttributeType.CommonNames, "Computers"));
LDAPUriTest.Attributes.Add(new LDAPAttribute(LDAPAttributeType.DomainComponent, "www"));
LDAPUriTest.Attributes.Add(new LDAPAttribute
    (LDAPAttributeType.DomainComponent, "codeproject"));
LDAPUriTest.Attributes.Add(new LDAPAttribute(LDAPAttributeType.DomainComponent, "com"));

The above code returns the following:

  • LDAPUriTest.Port - 389
  • LDAPUriTest.Protocol - LDAPProtocol.LDAP
  • LDAPUriTest.LDAPPathShort - CN=Computers,DC=www,DC=codeproject,DC=com
  • LDAPUriTest.LDAPPath - LDAP://CN=Computers,DC=www,DC=codeproject,DC=com

The following code demonstrates building an LDAP path by throwing the string direct into the LDAPUri Class constructor:

LDAPUri LDAPUriTest = new LDAPUri(LDAP://CN=Computers,DC=www,DC=codeproject,DC=com);
or:
LDAPUri LDAPUriTest = new LDAPUri("CN=Computers,DC=www,DC=codeproject,DC=com");

The above code returns the following:

  • LDAPUriTest.Port - 389
  • LDAPUriTest.Protocol - LDAPProtocol.LDAP
  • LDAPUriTest.LDAPPathShort - CN=Computers,DC=www,DC=codeproject,DC=com
  • LDAPUriTest.LDAPPath - LDAP://CN=Computers,DC=www,DC=codeproject,DC=com

Why?

When using the LDAPUri, the Path will be validated and will always be returned correctly.

History

  • 21st February, 2008: Initial post
  • 29th February, 2008: Article updated
    • Renamed the property Root to Host
    • Added Port property

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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