ldap_first_attribute(3) — Linux manual page



NAME         top

       ldap_first_attribute, ldap_next_attribute - step through LDAP
       entry attributes

LIBRARY         top

       OpenLDAP LDAP (libldap, -lldap)

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <ldap.h>

       char *ldap_first_attribute(
            LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *entry, BerElement **berptr )

       char *ldap_next_attribute(
            LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *entry, BerElement *ber )

       int ldap_get_attribute_ber(
            LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *entry, BerElement *ber,
            BerValue *attr, BerVarray *vals )

DESCRIPTION         top

       The ldap_first_attribute(), ldap_next_attribute() and
       ldap_get_attribute_ber() routines are used to step through the
       attributes in an LDAP entry.  ldap_first_attribute() takes an
       entry as returned by ldap_first_entry(3) or ldap_next_entry(3)
       and returns a pointer to character string containing the first
       attribute description in the entry.  ldap_next_attribute()
       returns the next attribute description in the entry.

       It also returns, in berptr, a pointer to a BerElement it has
       allocated to keep track of its current position.  This pointer
       should be passed to subsequent calls to ldap_next_attribute() and
       is used to effectively step through the entry's attributes.  The
       caller is solely responsible for freeing the BerElement pointed
       to by berptr when it is no longer needed by calling ber_free(3).
       When calling ber_free(3) in this instance, be sure the second
       argument is 0.

       The attribute names returned are suitable for inclusion in a call
       to ldap_get_values(3) to retrieve the attribute's values.

       The ldap_get_attribute_ber() routine allows one to iterate over
       all attributes in-place, without allocating memory to hold text
       for the attribute name or its values, if requested. The use case
       is similar to ldap_next_attribute() except that the attribute
       name is returned into attr and, if vals is non-NULL, the list of
       values is stored there. Both point into the LDAP message and
       remain valid only while the entry is valid.  The caller is still
       responsible for freeing vals with ldap_memfree(3), if used.

ERRORS         top

       If an error occurs, NULL is returned and the ld_errno field in
       the ld parameter is set to indicate the error.  See ldap_error(3)
       for a description of possible error codes.

NOTES         top

       The ldap_first_attribute() and ldap_next_attribute() return
       dynamically allocated memory that must be freed by the caller via
       ldap_memfree(3).  For ldap_get_attribute_ber(), only the actual
       vals pointer needs to be freed with ldap_memfree(3), other data
       is accounted for as part of ber.

SEE ALSO         top

       ldap(3), ldap_first_entry(3), ldap_get_values(3), ldap_error(3)


       OpenLDAP Software is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP
       Project <http://www.openldap.org/>.  OpenLDAP Software is derived
       from the University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

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