Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Developer's Guide

Write an Initialization Function

All plug-ins must include an initialization function. The initialization function registers the plug-in version compatibility, the plug-in description, the plug-in functions, and any other data required by the plug-in. The initialization function takes a pointer to a Slapi_PBlock structure as a parameter. Refer to Example 3–1.

The initialization function returns 0 if everything registers successfully. The initialization function returns -1 if registration fails for any configuration information or function. A return code of -1 from a plug-in initialization function prevents the server from starting.

Directory Server can call the initialization function more than once during startup.