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Manual Reference Pages  -  ADDRESSBOOK::DB::LDAP (3)

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NAME

AddressBook::DB::LDAP - Backend for AddressBook to use LDAP.

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



  use AddressBook;
  $a = AddressBook->new(source => "LDAP:hostname/ou=People,dc=example,dc=com",
                        username => "user", password => "pass");
  $a->add($entry) || die $a->code;



DESCRIPTION

The Net::LDAP library module is required in order to use this package.

AddressBook::DB::LDAP supports random access backend database methods.

Behavior can be modified using the following options:
key_fields A list of LDAP attribute names (not cannonical names) which can be used to uniquely identify an entry.
hostname The LDAP host to which to connect.
base The base for LDAP queries.
objectclass The objectclass for AddressBook entries.
username An LDAP dn to use for accessing the server.
password
dn_calculate A perl expression which, when eval’d returns a valid LDAP dn (omitting the base part of the dn). Other attributes may be referenced as $<attr>.

For example, if LDAP entries have a dn like: cn=John Doe,mail=jdoe@mail.com, then use the following:



  dn_calculate="cn= . $cn . ,mail= . $mail"



Any of these options may be specified in the constructor, or in the configuration file.

    new



  $a = AddressBook->new(source => "LDAP");
  $a = AddressBook->new(source => "LDAP:localhost/ou=People,dc=example,dc=com");
  $a = AddressBook->new(source => "LDAP",
                        hostname=>"localhost",
                        base=>"o=test"
                        );



Any or all options may be specified in the constructor, or in the configuration file.

    Timestamps

For syncronization purposes, all records are timestamped using the modifytimestamp LDAP attribute. If the record has no modifytimestamp, createtimestamp is used. If there is no createtimestamp, the current time is used.

AUTHOR

Mark A. Hershberger, <mah@everybody.org> David L. Leigh, <dleigh@sameasiteverwas.net>

SEE ALSO

AddressBook, AddressBook::Config, AddressBook::Entry.

Net::LDAP

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