OUD - How to Specify Special Characters in Search Filters.
Last updated on MAY 17, 2018
Applies to:Oracle Unified Directory - Version 220.127.116.11.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Let's suppose the following:
1 - There is an end-user application which lets users create their profile in an OUD backend.
2 - This application doesn't prevent the use of special characters.
3 - The following Common Name (CN) gets created:
4 - The LDAP Administrator wants to delete the entry with the CN above.
He only knows the CN of the entry.
5 - He tries to run a search with the asterisk character but it happens that there were too many entries
returned for the filter "cn=Special*Characters".
6 - Using the special characters in the search filter triggers an error message:
$ ./ldapsearch -h <HOST> -p <PORT> -b "dc=example,dc=com" "cn=Special\>Characters" cn givenName displayName
The provided search filter "cn=Special\>Characters" had an invalid escaped
byte value at position 11. A backslash in a value must be followed by two
hexadecimal characters that define the byte that has been encoded
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