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6 APEX_LDAP

You can use APEX_LDAP to perform various operations related to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) authentication.

Topics in this section include:


AUTHENTICATE Function

The AUTHENTICATE function returns a boolean true if the user name and password can be used to perform a SIMPLE_BIND_S, call using the provided search base, host, and port.

Syntax

APEX_LDAP.AUTHENTICATE(
    p_username     IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,
    p_password     IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,
    p_search_base  IN VARCHAR2,
    p_host         IN VARCHAR2,
    p_port         IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT 389)
RETURN BOOLEAN;

Parameters

Table 6-1 describes the parameters available in the AUTHENTICATE function.

Table 6-1 AUTHENTICATE Parameters

Parameter Description

p_username

Login name of the user.

p_password

Password for p_username.

p_search_base

LDAP search base, for example, dc=users,dc=my,dc=org.

p_host

LDAP server host name.

p_port

LDAP server port number.


Example

The following example demostrates how to use the APEX_LDAP.AUTHENTICATE function to verify user credentials against an LDAP Server.

IF APEX_LDAP.AUTHENTICATE(
    p_username =>'firstname.lastname',
    p_password =>'abcdef',
    p_search_base => 'cn=user,l=amer,dc=my_company,dc=com',
    p_host => 'our_ldap_sever.my_company.com',
    p_port => 389) THEN
    dbms_output.put_line('authenticated');
ELSE
    dbms_output.put_line('authentication failed');
END IF;

GET_ALL_USER_ATTRIBUTES Procedure

The GET_ALL_USER_ATTRIBUTES procedure returns two OUT arrays of user_attribute names and values for the user name designated by p_username (with password if required) using the provided auth base, host, and port.

Syntax

APEX_LDAP.GET_ALL_USER_ATTRIBUTES(
    p_username          IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,
    p_pass              IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,
    p_auth_base         IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,
    p_host              IN VARCHAR2,
    p_port              IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT 389,
    p_attributes        OUT wwv_flow_global.vc_arr2,
    p_attribute_values  OUT wwv_flow_global.vc_arr2);

Parameters

Table 6-2 describes the parameters for the GET_ALL_USER_ATTRIBUTES procedure.

Table 6-2 GET_ALL_USER_ATTRIBUTES Parameters

Parameter Description

p_username

Login name of the user.

p_pass

Password for p_username.

p_auth_base

LDAP search base, for example, dc=users,dc=my,dc=org.

p_host

LDAP server host name.

p_port

LDAP server port number.

p_attributes

An array of attribute names returned.

p_attribute_values

An array of values returned for each corresponding attribute name returned in p_attributes.


Example

The following example demonstrates how to use the APEX_LDAP.GET_ALL_USER_ATTRIBUTES procedure to retrieve all attribute value's associated to a user.

DECLARE
    L_ATTRIBUTES       wwv_flow_global.vc_arr2;
    L_ATTRIBUTE_VALUES wwv_flow_global.vc_arr2;
BEGIN
    APEX_LDAP.GET_ALL_USER_ATTRIBUTES(
        p_username         => 'firstname.lastname',
        p_pass             => 'abcdef',
        p_auth_base        => 'cn=user,l=amer,dc=my_company,dc=com',
        p_host             => 'our_ldap_sever.my_company.com',
        p_port             => '389',
        p_attributes       => L_ATTRIBUTES,
        p_attribute_values => L_ATTRIBUTE_VALUES);
 
     FOR i IN L_ATTRIBUTES.FIRST..L_ATTRIBUTES.LAST LOOP
         htp.p('attribute name: '||L_ATTRIBUTES(i));
         htp.p('attribute value: '||L_ATTRIBUTE_VALUES(i));
     END LOOP;
END;

GET_USER_ATTRIBUTES Procedure

The GET_USER_ATTRIBUTES procedure returns an OUT array of user_attribute values for the user name designated by p_username (with password if required) corresponding to the attribute names passed in p_attributes using the provided auth base, host, and port.

Syntax

APEX_LDAP.GET_USER_ATTRIBUTES(
    p_username          IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,
    p_pass              IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,
    p_auth_base         IN VARCHAR2,
    p_host              IN VARCHAR2,
    p_port              IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT 389,
    p_attributes        IN  wwv_flow_global.vc_arr2,
    p_attribute_values  OUT wwv_flow_global.vc_arr2);

Parameters

Table 6-3 describes the parameters available in the GET_USER_ATTRIBUTES procedure.

Table 6-3 GET_USER_ATTRIBUTES Parameters

Parameter Description

p_username

Login name of the user.

p_pass

Password for p_username.

p_auth_base

LDAP search base, for example, dc=users,dc=my,dc=org.

p_host

LDAP server host name.

p_port

LDAP server port number.

p_attributes

An array of attribute names for which values are to be returned.

p_attribute_values

An array of values returned for each corresponding attribute name in p_attributes.


Example

The following example demonstrates how to use the APEX_LDAP.GET_USER_ATTRIBUTES procedure to retrieve a specific attribute value associated to a user.

DECLARE
    L_ATTRIBUTES wwv_flow_global.vc_arr2;
    L_ATTRIBUTE_VALUES wwv_flow_global.vc_arr2;
BEGIN
    L_ATTRIBUTES(1) := 'xxxxxxxxxx'; /* name of the employee number attribute */
    APEX_LDAP.GET_USER_ATTRIBUTES(
        p_username => 'firstname.lastname',
        p_pass => NULL,
        p_auth_base => 'cn=user,l=amer,dc=my_company,dc=com',
        p_host => 'our_ldap_sever.my_company.com',
        p_port => '389',
        p_attributes => L_ATTRIBUTES,
        p_attribute_values => L_ATTRIBUTE_VALUES);
END;

IS_MEMBER Function

The IS_MEMBER function returns a boolean true if the user named by p_username (with password if required) is a member of the group specified by the p_group and p_group_base parameters using the provided auth base, host, and port.

Syntax

APEX_LDAP.IS_MEMBER(
    p_username     IN VARCHAR2,
    p_pass         IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,
    p_auth_base    IN VARCHAR2,
    p_host         IN VARCHAR2,
    p_port         IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT 389,
    p_group        IN VARCHAR2,
    p_group_base   IN VARCHAR2)
RETURN BOOLEAN;

Parameters

Table 6-4 describes the parameters available in the IS_MEMBER function.

Table 6-4 IS_MEMBER Parameters

Parameter Description

p_username

Login name of the user.

p_pass

Password for p_username.

p_auth_base

LDAP search base, for example, dc=users,dc=my,dc=org.

p_host

LDAP server host name.

p_port

LDAP server port number.

p_group

Name of the group to be search for membership.

p_group_base

The base from which the search should be started.


Example

The following example demonstrates how to use the APEX_LDAP.IS_MEMBER function to verify whether a user is a member of a group against an LDAP server.

DECLARE
    L_VAL boolean;
BEGIN
    L_VAL := APEX_LDAP.IS_MEMBER(
        p_username =>'firstname.lastname',
        p_pass =>'abcdef',
        p_auth_base => 'cn=user,l=amer,dc=my_company,dc=com',
        p_host => 'our_ldap_sever.my_company.com',
        p_port => 389,
        p_group => 'group_name',
        p_group_base => 'group_base');
    IF L_VAL THEN
        htp.p('Is a member.');
    ELSE
        htp.p('Not a member.');
    END IF;
END;

MEMBER_OF Function

The MEMBER_OF function returns an array of groups the user name designated by p_username (with password if required) belongs to, using the provided auth base, host, and port.

Syntax

APEX_LDAP.MEMBER_OF(
    p_username     IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,
    p_pass         IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,
    p_auth_base    IN VARCHAR2,
    p_host         IN VARCHAR2,
    p_port         IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT 389)
RETURN wwv_flow_global.vc_arr2;

Parameters

Table 6-5 describes the parameters available in the MEMBER_OF function.

Table 6-5 MEMBER_OF Parameters

Parameter Description

p_username

Login name of the user.

p_pass

Password for p_username.

p_auth_base

LDAP search base, for example, dc=users,dc=my,dc=org.

p_host

LDAP server host name.

p_port

LDAP server port number.


Example

The following example demonstrates how to use the APEX_LDAP.MEMBER_OF function to retrieve all the groups designated by the specified username.

DECLARE
    L_MEMBERSHIP       wwv_flow_global.vc_arr2;
BEGIN
    L_MEMBERSHIP := APEX_LDAP.MEMBER_OF(
        p_username         => 'firstname.lastname',
        p_pass             => 'abcdef',
        p_auth_base        => 'cn=user,l=amer,dc=my_company,dc=com',
        p_host             => 'our_ldap_sever.my_company.com',
        p_port             => '389');
    FOR i IN L_MEMBERSHIP.FIRST..L_MEMBERSHIP.LAST LOOP
        htp.p('Member of: '||L_MEMBERSHIP(i));
    END LOOP;
END;

MEMBER_OF2 Function

The MEMBER_OF2 function returns a VARCHAR2 colon delimited list of groups the user name designated by p_username (with password if required) belongs to, using the provided auth base, host, and port.

Syntax

APEX_LDAP.MEMBER_OF2(
    p_username     IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,
    p_pass         IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL,
    p_auth_base    IN VARCHAR2,
    p_host         IN VARCHAR2,
    p_port         IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT 389)
RETURN VARCHAR2;

Parameters

Table 6-6 describes the parameters available in the MEMBER_OF2 function.

Table 6-6 MEMBER_OF2 Parameters

Parameter Description

p_username

Login name of the user.

p_pass

Password for p_username.

p_auth_base

LDAP search base, for example, dc=users,dc=my,dc=org.

p_host

LDAP server host name.

p_port

LDAP server port number.


Example

The following example demonstrates how to use the APEX_LDAP.MEMBER_OF2 function to retreive all the groups designated by the specified username.

DECLARE
    L_VAL varchar2(4000);
BEGIN
    L_VAL := APEX_LDAP.MEMBER_OF2(
        p_username => 'firstname.lastname',
        p_pass => 'abcdef',
        p_auth_base => 'cn=user,l=amer,dc=my_company,dc=com',
        p_host => 'our_ldap_sever.my_company.com',
        p_port => 389);
    htp.p('Is Member of:'||L_VAL);
END;