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DBMS_LDAP Example of LDAP Authentication (Doc ID 1350152.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 30, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This note provides an example of using DBMS_LDAP to authenticate to an OID and an Microsoft (MS) Active Directory (AD) server.


1. There is very little error handling in either of the code examples. These are very simple code samples that are used to illustrate the necessary calls to authenticate a user.

2. The ldap server name, port, dn and authentication realm values have also been hard coded into the program. For example, the dn is coded as cn= as the rdn. If you wish to test this against a SunOne Iplanet server then this needs to be changed to uid=.   The realm has been coded to 'cn=users,dc=<COMPANY>,dc=com'.   These values will need to be changed before compiling/running the provided code on another system.

3. Support for DBMS_LDAP against a 3rd party directory will not be supported unless/until the problem can be reproduced in an OID environment (see note:215532.1)


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