Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Developer's Guide

Logging the Entry to Add

Logging the Entry to Add logs the entry to add. For complete example code, refer to instance-path/examples/testpostop.c.

Before using the plug-in function as described here, set up the example suffix and register the plug-in. See Extending the Bind Operation.

The testpostop_add() function logs the DN of the added entry and also writes the entry to a log created by the plug-in, changelog.txt. The location of changelog.txt depends on the platform, as shown in the following example. The changelog.txt file managed by the plug-in is not related to other change logs managed by Directory Server.

Example 5–13 Tracking Added Entries (testpostop.c)

#include "slapi-plugin.h"

testpostop_add(Slapi_PBlock * pb)
    char        * dn;                  /* DN of entry to add         */
    Slapi_Entry * entry;               /* Entry to add               */
    int           is_repl = 0;         /* Is this replication?       */
    int           connId, opId, rc = 0;
    long          msgId;

    rc |= slapi_pblock_get(pb, SLAPI_ADD_TARGET,              &dn);
    rc |= slapi_pblock_get(pb, SLAPI_ADD_ENTRY,               &entry);
    rc |= slapi_pblock_get(pb, SLAPI_OPERATION_MSGID,         &msgId);
    rc |= slapi_pblock_get(pb, SLAPI_CONN_ID,                 &connId);
    rc |= slapi_pblock_get(pb, SLAPI_OPERATION_ID,            &opId);
    rc |= slapi_pblock_get(pb, SLAPI_IS_REPLICATED_OPERATION, &is_repl);

    if (rc != 0) return (rc);
        "testpostop_add in test-postop plug-in",
        "Added entry (%s)\n", dn

    /* In general, do not interfere in replication operations.       */
    /* Log the DN and the entry to the change log file.              */
    if (!is_repl) write_changelog(_ADD, dn, (void *) entry, 0);

    return (rc);

After activating the plug-in, add Quentin’s entry:

$ ldapmodify -a -D uid=kvaughan,ou=people,dc=example,dc=com \
 -h localhost -p 1389 -w bribery -f quentin.ldif
adding new entry uid=qcubbins,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com


Search instance-path/logs/errors for the log message. If you ignore housekeeping information, you get the following message:

Added entry (uid=qcubbins,ou=people,dc=example,dc=com)

Notice also the entry logged to changelog.txt. The entry resembles the LDIF that was added, except that the change log has time stamps attached for internal use as shown in the following example.

Example 5–14 Example changelog.txt Entry

time: 21120506172445
dn: uid=qcubbins,ou=people,dc=example,dc=com
changetype: add
objectClass: top
objectClass: person
objectClass: organizationalPerson
objectClass: inetOrgPerson
uid: qcubbins
givenName: Quentin
sn: Cubbins
cn: Quentin Cubbins
secretary: uid=bjensen,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
userPassword: qcubbins
creatorsName: cn=Directory Manager
modifiersName: cn=Directory Manager
createTimestamp: 21120506152444Z
modifyTimestamp: 21120506152444Z