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Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server 5.2 2005Q1 Plug-In Developer's Reference 

Chapter 2
Function Reference

This chapter contains a reference to the public functions for writing plug-ins. Along with a detailed description of each function, the function reference details the function header file and syntax, the function parameters, the function return value, and possible memory concerns.

The beginning of this chapter lists the functions by functional area.


Functions by Functional Area

This section categorizes plug-in functions by functional area.

Accessing and Modifying Parameter Blocks

Table 2-1 Functions for Handling Parameter Blocks 

Function

Description

slapi_pblock_destroy()

Frees a pblock from memory.

slapi_pblock_get()

Gets the value from a parameter block.

slapi_pblock_new()

Creates a new parameter block.

slapi_pblock_set()

Sets the value of a parameter block.

Allocating and Freeing Memory

Table 2-2 Functions for Handling Memory 

Function

Description

slapi_ch_array_free()

Frees an existing array.

slapi_ch_bvdup()

Makes a copy of an existing berval structure.

slapi_ch_bvecdup()

Makes a copy of an array of existing berval structures.

slapi_ch_calloc()

Allocates space for an array of a number of elements of a specified size.

slapi_ch_free()

Frees space allocated by the slapi_ch_malloc(), slapi_ch_realloc(), and slapi_ch_calloc() functions.

slapi_ch_free_string()

Frees an existing string.

slapi_ch_malloc()

Allocates space in memory.

slapi_ch_realloc()

Changes the size of a block of allocated memory.

slapi_ch_strdup()

Makes a copy of an existing string.

Handling Access Control

Table 2-3 Functions for Handling Access Control 

Function

Description

slapi_access_allowed()

Determines if the user requesting the current operation has the access rights to perform an operation on a given entry, attribute, or value.

slapi_acl_check_mods()

Determines if a user has the rights to perform the specified modifications on an entry.

slapi_acl_verify_aci_syntax()

Determines whether or not the access control items (ACIs) on an entry are valid.

Handling Attributes

Table 2-4 Functions for Handling Attributes 

Function

Description

slapi_attr_add_value()

Adds a value to an attribute.

slapi_attr_basetype()

Returns the base type of an attribute.

slapi_attr_dup()

Duplicates an attribute.

slapi_attr_first_value()

Gets the first value of an attribute.

slapi_attr_flag_is_set()

Determines if certain flags are set.

slapi_attr_free()

Frees an attribute.

slapi_attr_get_bervals_copy()

Puts the values contained in an attribute into an array of berval structures.

slapi_attr_get_flags()

Gets the flags associated with an attribute.

slapi_attr_get_numvalues()

Puts the count of values of an attribute into an integer.

slapi_attr_get_oid_copy()

Searches for an attribute type and gives its OID string.

slapi_attr_get_type()

Gets the name of the attribute type.

slapi_attr_get_valueset()

Copies attribute values into a value set.

slapi_attr_init()

Initializes an empty attribute.

slapi_attr_new()

Creates a new attribute.

slapi_attr_next_value()

Gets the next value of an attribute.

slapi_attr_syntax_normalize()

Returns a copy of the normalized attribute types.

slapi_attr_type_cmp()

Compares two attributes.

slapi_attr_types_equivalent()

Compares two attribute names to determine if they represent the same attribute.

slapi_attr_value_cmp()

Compares two attribute values.

slapi_attr_value_find()

Determines if an attribute contains a given value.

Handling BER Values

Table 2-5 Functions for Handling Basic Encoding Rule Values 

Function

Description

slapi_berval_cmp()

Compares two berval structures.

slapi_ch_bvdup()

Makes a copy of an existing berval structure.

slapi_ch_bvecdup()

Makes a copy of an array of existing berval structures.

Handling Controls

Table 2-6 Functions for Handling Controls 

Function

Description

slapi_build_control()

Creates an LDAPControl structure based on a BerElement, an OID, and a criticality flag.

slapi_get_supported_controls_copy()

Retrieves an allocated array of object identifiers (OIDs) representing the controls supported by the Directory Server.

slapi_control_present()

Determines whether or not the specified object identification (OID) identifies a control that is present in a list of controls.

slapi_dup_control()

Makes an allocated copy of an LDAPControl.

slapi_register_supported_control()

Registers the specified control with the server. This function associates the control with an object identification (OID).

Handling DN Strings

Table 2-7 Functions for Handling Distinguished Name Strings 

Function

Description

slapi_dn_beparent()

Gets a copy of the DN of the parent of an entry.

slapi_dn_ignore_case()

Converts all characters in a DN to lowercase.

slapi_dn_isbesuffix()

Determines if a DN is the suffix of the local database.

slapi_dn_isparent()

Determines if a DN is the parent of a specific DN.

slapi_dn_isroot()

Determines if a DN is the root DN for the local database.

slapi_dn_issuffix()

Determines if a DN is equal to a specified suffix.

slapi_dn_normalize()

Converts a DN to canonical format.

slapi_dn_normalize_case()

Converts a DN to canonical format and all characters to lower case.

slapi_dn_normalize_to_end()

Normalizes part of a DN value.

slapi_dn_parent()

Gets the DN of the parent of an entry.

slapi_dn_plus_rdn()

Adds an RDN to a DN.

Handling Entries

Table 2-8 Functions for Handling Entries 

Function

Description

slapi_entry2str()

Generates an LDIF string description.

slapi_entry2str_with_options()

Generates an LDIF string descriptions with options.

slapi_entry_add_rdn_values()

Add components in an entry's RDN.

slapi_entry_add_string()

Adds a string value to an attribute in an entry.

slapi_entry_add_values_sv()

Adds a data value to an attribute in an entry.

slapi_entry_add_valueset()

Adds a data value to an attribute in an entry.

slapi_entry_alloc()

Allocates memory for a new entry.

slapi_entry_attr_delete()

Deletes an attribute from an entry.

slapi_entry_attr_find()

Checks if an entry contains a specific attribute.

slapi_entry_attr_get_charptr()

Gets the first value as a string.

slapi_entry_attr_get_int()

Gets the first value as an integer.

slapi_entry_attr_get_long()

Gets the first value as a long.

slapi_entry_attr_get_uint()

Gets the first value as an unsigned integer.

slapi_entry_attr_get_ulong()

Gets the first value as an unsigned long.

slapi_entry_attr_hasvalue()

Checks if an attribute in an entry contains a value.

slapi_entry_attr_merge_sv()

Adds an array to the attribute values in an entry.

slapi_entry_attr_replace_sv()

Replaces the attribute values in an entry.

slapi_entry_attr_set_charptr()

Replaces the values of an attribute with a string.

slapi_entry_attr_set_int()

Replaces the value of an attribute with an integer.

slapi_entry_attr_set_long()

Replaces the value of an attribute with a long.

slapi_entry_attr_set_uint()

Replaces the value of an attribute with an unsigned integer.

slapi_entry_attr_set_ulong()

Replaces the value of an attribute with an unsigned long.

slapi_entry_delete_string()

Deletes a string from an attribute.

slapi_entry_delete_values_sv()

Removes a Slapi_Value array from an attribute.

slapi_entry_dup()

Copies an entry, its DN, and its attributes.

slapi_entry_first_attr()

Finds the first attribute in an entry.

slapi_entry_free()

Frees an entry from memory.

slapi_entry_get_dn()

Gets the DN from an entry.

slapi_entry_get_dn_const()

Returns the DN of an entry as a constant.

slapi_entry_get_ndn()

Returns the NDN of an entry.

slapi_entry_get_sdn()

Returns the Slapi_DN from an entry.

slapi_entry_get_sdn_const()

Returns a Slapi_DN from an entry as a constant.

slapi_entry_get_uniqueid()

Gets the unique ID from an entry.

slapi_entry_has_children()

Determines if the specified entry has child entries.

slapi_entry_init()

Initializes the values of an entry.

slapi_entry_merge_values_sv()

Adds an array of data values to an attribute in an entry.

slapi_entry_next_attr()

Finds the next attribute in an entry.

slapi_entry_rdn_values_present()

Checks if values present in an entry's RDN are also present as attribute values.

slapi_entry_schema_check()

Determines if an entry complies with the schema for its object class.

slapi_entry_set_dn()

Sets the DN of an entry.

slapi_entry_set_sdn()

Sets the Slapi_DN value in an entry.

slapi_entry_size()

Returns the size of an entry.

slapi_is_rootdse()

Determines if an entry is the root DSE.

slapi_str2entry()

Converts an LDIF description into an entry.

Handling Extended Operations

Table 2-9 Functions for Handling Extended Operations 

Function

Description

slapi_get_supported_extended_ops_copy()

Gets a copy of the object IDs (OIDs) of the extended operations.

Handling Filters

Table 2-10 Functions for Handling Filters 

Function

Description

slapi_filter_compare()

Determines if two filters are identical.

slapi_filter_free()

Frees the specified filter.

slapi_filter_get_attribute_type()

Gets the attribute type for all simple filter choices.

slapi_filter_get_ava()

Gets the attribute type and the value from the filter.

slapi_filter_get_choice()

Gets the type of the specified filter.

slapi_filter_get_subfilt()

Gets the substring values from the filter.

slapi_filter_get_type()

Gets the attribute type specified in the filter.

slapi_filter_join()

Joins two specified filters.

slapi_filter_list_first()

Gets the first filter that makes up the specified filter.

slapi_filter_list_next()

Gets the next filter.

slapi_filter_test()

Determines if the specified entry matches a particular filter.

slapi_filter_test_ext()

Determines if an entry matches a given filter.

slapi_filter_test_simple()

Determines if an entry matches a filter.

slapi_str2filter()

Converts a string description of a search filter into a filter of the Slapi_Filter type.

Handling Internal Operations

Table 2-11 Functions for Handling Internal Operations 

Function

Description

slapi_add_entry_internal_set_pb()

Prepare a Slapi_PBlock structure for an internal add operation involving a Slapi_Entry structure.

slapi_add_internal_pb()

Adds an LDAP add operation based on a parameter block to add a new directory entry.

slapi_add_internal_set_pb()

Prepare a Slapi_PBlock structure for an internal add operation.

slapi_delete_internal_pb()

Performs an LDAP delete operation based on a parameter block to remove a directory entry

slapi_delete_internal_set_pb()

Prepare a Slapi_PBlock structure for an internal delete operation.

slapi_free_search_results_internal()

Frees search results.

slapi_modify_internal_pb()

Performs an LDAP modify operation based on a parameter block to modify a directory entry.

slapi_modify_internal_set_pb()

Prepare a Slapi_PBlock structure for an internal modify operation.

slapi_modrdn_internal_pb()

Performs an LDAP modify RDN operation based on a parameter block to rename a directory entry.

slapi_rename_internal_set_pb()

Prepare a Slapi_PBlock structure for an internal modify RDN operation.

slapi_search_internal_callback_pb()

Performs an LDAP search operation based on a parameter block to search the directory.

slapi_search_internal_get_entry()

Performs an internal search operation to read one entry

slapi_search_internal_pb()

Performs an LDAP search operation based on a parameter block to search the directory.

slapi_search_internal_set_pb()

Prepare a Slapi_PBlock structure for an internal search operation.

Handling Matching Rules

Table 2-12 Functions for Handling Matching Rules 

Function

Description

slapi_matchingrule_free()

Free a Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry after registering the matching rule.

slapi_matchingrule_get()

Access a Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry.

slapi_matchingrule_new()

Allocate a Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry structure.

slapi_matchingrule_register()

Register a matching rule with the server.

slapi_matchingrule_set()

Modify a Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry.

slapi_mr_filter_index()

Call a matching rule filter index function.

slapi_mr_indexer_create()

Get a pointer to the indexer factory function for a matching rule.

Handling Modification Structures

Table 2-13 Functions for Handling Modifications 

Function

Description

slapi_entry2mods()

Creates an array of LDAPMod from a Slapi_Entry.

slapi_mod_add_value()

Adds a value to a Slapi_Mod structure.

slapi_mod_done()

Frees internals of Slapi_Mod structure.

slapi_mod_dump()

Dumps the contents of an LDAPMod to the server log.

slapi_mod_free()

Frees a Slapi_Mod structure.

slapi_mod_get_first_value()

Initializes a Slapi_Mod iterator and returns the first attribute value.

slapi_mod_get_ldapmod_byref()

Gets a reference to the LDAPMod in a Slapi_Mod structure.

slapi_mod_get_ldapmod_passout()

Retrieves the LDAPMod contained in a Slapi_Mod structure.

slapi_mod_get_next_value()

Increments the Slapi_Mod iterator and returns the next attribute value.

slapi_mod_get_num_values()

Gets the number of values in a Slapi_Mod structure.

slapi_mod_get_operation()

Gets the operation type of Slapi_Mod structure.

slapi_mod_get_type()

Gets the attribute type of a Slapi_Mod structure.

slapi_mod_init()

Initializes a Slapi_Mod structure.

slapi_mod_init_byref()

Initializes a Slapi_Mod structure that is a wrapper for an existing LDAPMod.

slapi_mod_init_byval()

Initializes a Slapi_Mod structure with a copy of an LDAPMod.

slapi_mod_init_passin()

Initializes a Slapi_Mod from an LDAPMod.

slapi_mod_isvalid()

Determines whether a Slapi_Mod structure is valid.

slapi_mod_new()

Allocates a new Slapi_Mod structure.

slapi_mod_remove_value()

Removes the value at the current Slapi_Mod iterator position.

slapi_mod_set_operation()

Sets the operation type of a Slapi_Mod structure.

slapi_mod_set_type()

Sets the attribute type of a Slapi_Mod.

slapi_mods2entry()

Creates a Slapi_Entry from an array of LDAPMod.

slapi_mods_add()

Appends a new mod with a single attribute value to Slapi_Mods structure.

slapi_mods_add_ldapmod()

Appends an LDAPMod to a Slapi_Mods structure.

slapi_mods_add_mod_values()

Appends a new mod to a Slapi_Mods structure, with attribute values provided as an array of Slapi_Value.

slapi_mods_add_modbvps()

Appends a new mod to a Slapi_Mods structure, with attribute values provided as an array of berval.

slapi_mods_add_smod()

Appends a Slapi_Mod to a Slapi_Mods structure.

slapi_mods_add_string()

Appends a new mod to Slapi_Mods structure with a single attribute value provided as a string.

slapi_mods_done()

Frees internals of a Slapi_Mods structure.

slapi_mods_dump()

Dumps the contents of a Slapi_Mods structure to the server log.

slapi_mods_free()

Frees a Slapi_Mods structure.

slapi_mods_get_first_mod()

Initializes a Slapi_Mods iterator and returns the first LDAPMod.

slapi_mods_get_first_smod()

Initializes a Slapi_Mods iterator and returns the first mod wrapped in a Slapi_Mods structure.

slapi_mods_get_ldapmods_byref()

Gets a reference to the array of LDAPMod in a Slapi_Mods structure.

slapi_mods_get_ldapmods_passout()

Retrieves the array of LDAPMod contained in a Slapi_Mods structure.

slapi_mods_get_next_mod()

Increments the Slapi_Mods iterator and returns the next LDAPMod.

slapi_mods_get_next_smod()

Increments the Slapi_Mods iterator and returns the next mod wrapped in a Slapi_Mods.

slapi_mods_get_num_mods()

Gets the number of mods in a Slapi_Mods structure.

slapi_mods_init()

Initializes a Slapi_Mods.

slapi_mods_init_byref()

Initializes a Slapi_Mods that is a wrapper for an existing array of LDAPMod.

slapi_mods_init_passin()

Initializes a Slapi_Mods structure from an array of LDAPMod.

slapi_mods_insert_after()

Inserts an LDAPMod into a Slapi_Mods structure after the current iterator position.

slapi_mods_insert_at()

Inserts an LDAPMod anywhere in a Slapi_Mods.

slapi_mods_insert_before()

Inserts an LDAPMod into a Slapi_Mods structure before the current iterator position.

slapi_mods_insert_smod_at()

Inserts a Slapi_Mod anywhere in a Slapi_Mods.

slapi_mods_insert_smod_before()

Inserts a Slapi_Mod into a Slapi_Mods structure before the current iterator position.

slapi_mods_iterator_backone()

Decrements the Slapi_Mods current iterator position.

slapi_mods_new()

Allocates a new uninitialized Slapi_Mods structure.

slapi_mods_remove()

Removes the mod at the current Slapi_Mods iterator position.

Handling Operations

Table 2-14 Functions for Handling Operations 

Function

Description

slapi_op_abandoned()

Determines if the client has abandoned the current operation.

slapi_op_get_type()

Gets the type of a Slapi_Operation.

Handling Passwords

Table 2-15 Functions for Handling Passwords 

Function

Description

slapi_pw_find_sv()

Determines whether or not a specified password matches one of the hashed values of an attribute.

slapi_pw_find_valueset()

Determines whether or not a specified password matches one of the hashed values of an attribute.

Handling Roles

Table 2-16 Functions for Handling Roles 

Function

Description

slapi_register_role_get_scope()

Register a callback to determine the scope of a role.

slapi_role_check()

Checks if the entry pointed to contains the role indicated.

slapi_role_get_scope()

Determine the scope of a role.

Handling SASL Bind Mechanisms

Table 2-17 Functions for Handling SASL Mechanisms 

Function

Description

slapi_get_supported_saslmechanisms_copy()

Gets an array of the names of the supported Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) mechanisms.

slapi_register_supported_saslmechanism()

Registers the specified Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) mechanism with the server.

Handling Slapi_Backend Structures

Table 2-18 Functions for Handling Slapi_Backend Structures 

Function

Description

slapi_be_exist()

Checks if the backend that contains the specified DN exists.

slapi_be_get_name()

Returns the name of the specified backend.

slapi_be_get_readonly()

Indicates if the database associated with the backend is in read-only mode.

slapi_be_getsuffix()

Returns the n+1 suffix associated with the specified backend.

slapi_be_gettype()

Returns the type of the backend.

slapi_be_is_flag_set()

Checks if a flag is set in the backend configuration.

slapi_be_issuffix()

Verifies that the specified suffix matches a registered backend suffix.

slapi_be_logchanges()

Indicates if the changes applied to the backend should be logged in the change log.

slapi_be_private()

Verifies if the backend is private.

slapi_be_select()

Finds the backend that should be used to service the entry with the specified DN.

slapi_be_select_by_instance_name()

Find the backend used to service the database.

slapi_get_first_backend()

Returns a pointer of the backend structure of the first backend.

slapi_get_next_backend()

Returns a pointer to the next backend.

slapi_is_root_suffix()

Checks if a suffix is a root suffix of the DIT.

Handling Slapi_DN Structures

Table 2-19 Functions for Handling Slapi_DN Structures 

Function

Description

slapi_moddn_get_newdn()

Builds the new DN of an entry.

slapi_sdn_compare()

Compares two DNs.

slapi_sdn_copy()

Copies a DN.

slapi_sdn_done()

Clears a Slapi_DN structure.

slapi_sdn_dup()

Duplicates a Slapi_DN structure.

slapi_sdn_free()

Frees a Slapi_DN structure.

slapi_sdn_get_backend_parent()

Gets the DN of the parent within a specific backend.

slapi_sdn_get_dn()

Gets the DN from a Slapi_DN structure.

slapi_sdn_get_ndn()

Gets the normalized DN of a Slapi_DN structure.

slapi_sdn_get_ndn_len()

Gets the length of the normalized DN of a Slapi_DN structure.

slapi_sdn_get_parent()

Get the parent DN of a given Slapi_DN structure.

slapi_sdn_get_rdn()

Gets the RDN from an NDN.

slapi_sdn_isempty()

Checks if there is a DN value stored in a Slapi_DN structure.

slapi_sdn_isgrandparent()

Checks if a DN is the parent of the parent of a DN.

slapi_sdn_isparent()

Checks if a DN is the parent of a DN.

slapi_sdn_issuffix()

Checks if a Slapi_DN structure contains a suffix of another.

slapi_sdn_new()

Allocates new Slapi_DN structure.

slapi_sdn_new_dn_byref()

Creates a new Slapi_DN structure pointing to an existing DN string.

slapi_sdn_new_dn_byval()

Creates a new Slapi_DN structure copying an existing DN string.

slapi_sdn_new_dn_passin()

Creates a new Slapi_DN structure pointing to a new copy of a DN string.

slapi_sdn_new_ndn_byref()

Creates a new Slapi_DN structure pointing to an existing normalized DN.

slapi_sdn_new_ndn_byval()

Creates a new Slapi_DN structure copying an existing normalized DN.

slapi_sdn_scope_test()

Checks if an entry is in the scope of a certain base DN.

slapi_sdn_set_dn_byref()

Sets a DN value in a Slapi_DN structure pointing to an existing DN string.

slapi_sdn_set_dn_byval()

Sets a DN value in a Slapi_DN structure copying an existing DN string.

slapi_sdn_set_dn_passin()

Sets a DN value in a Slapi_DN structure pointing to a new copy of a DN string.

slapi_sdn_set_ndn_byref()

Sets a normalized DN in a Slapi_DN structure pointing to an existing normalized DN string.

slapi_sdn_set_ndn_byval()

Sets a normalized DN in a Slapi_DN structure copying an existing normalized DN string.

slapi_sdn_set_parent()

Sets a new parent in an entry.

slapi_sdn_set_rdn()

Sets a new RDN for an entry.

Handling Slapi_RDN Structures

Table 2-20 Functions for Handling Slapi_RDN Structures 

Function

Description

slapi_rdn_add()

Adds a new RDN to an existing RDN structure.

slapi_rdn_compare()

Compares two RDNs.

slapi_rdn_contains()

Checks if a Slapi_RDN structure holds any RDN matching a given type/value pair.

slapi_rdn_contains_attr()

Checks if a Slapi_RDN structure contains any RDN matching a given type.

slapi_rdn_done()

Clears a Slapi_RDN structure.

slapi_rdn_free()

Frees a Slapi_RDN structure.

slapi_rdn_get_first()

Gets the type/value pair of the first RDN.

slapi_rdn_get_index()

Gets the index of the RDN.

slapi_rdn_get_index_attr()

Gets the position and the attribute value of the first RDN.

slapi_rdn_get_next()

Gets the RDN type/value pair from the RDN.

slapi_rdn_get_num_components()

Gets the number of RDN type/value pairs.

slapi_rdn_get_rdn()

Gets the RDN from a Slapi_RDN structure.

slapi_rdn_init()

Initializes a Slapi_RDN structure with NULL values.

slapi_rdn_init_dn()

Initializes a Slapi_RDN structure from an existing DN string.

slapi_rdn_init_rdn()

Initializes a Slapi_RDN structure from an existing Slapi_RDN structure.

slapi_rdn_init_sdn()

Initializes a Slapi_RDN structure from an existing Slapi_DN structure.

slapi_rdn_isempty()

Checks if an RDN value is stored in a Slapi_RDN structure.

slapi_rdn_new()

Creates a new Slapi_RDN structure.

slapi_rdn_new_dn()

Creates a new Slapi_RDN structure.

slapi_rdn_new_rdn()

Creates a new Slapi_RDN structure.

slapi_rdn_new_sdn()

Creates a new Slapi_RDN structure.

Handling Slapi_Value Structures

Table 2-21 Functions for Handling Slapi_Value Structures 

Function

Description

slapi_value_compare()

Compares two values.

slapi_value_dup()

Duplicates a value.

slapi_value_free()

Frees a Slapi_Value structure from memory.

slapi_value_get_berval()

Gets the berval structure of the value.

slapi_value_get_int()

Converts the value of an integer.

slapi_value_get_length()

Gets the length of a value.

slapi_value_get_long()

Converts a value into a long integer.

slapi_value_get_string()

Returns the value as a string.

slapi_value_get_uint()

Converts the value into an unsigned integer.

slapi_value_get_ulong()

Converts the value into an unsigned long.

slapi_value_init()

Initializes a Slapi_Value structure with no values.

slapi_value_init_berval()

Initializes a Slapi_Value structure from the berval structure.

slapi_value_init_string()

Initializes a Slapi_Value structure from a string.

slapi_value_init_string_passin()

Initializes a Slapi_Value structure with a value contained in a string.

slapi_value_new()

Allocates a new Slapi_Value structure.

slapi_value_new_berval()

Allocates a new Slapi_Value structure from a berval structure.

slapi_value_new_string()

Allocates a new Slapi_Value structure from a string.

slapi_value_new_string_passin()

Allocates a new Slapi_Value structure and initializes it from a string.

slapi_value_new_value()

Allocates a new Slapi_Value from another Slapi_Value structure.

slapi_value_set()

Sets the value.

slapi_value_set_berval()

Copies the value from a berval structure into a Slapi_Value structure.

slapi_value_set_int()

Sets the integer value of a Slapi_Value structure.

slapi_value_set_string()

Copies a string into the value.

slapi_value_set_string_passin()

Sets the value.

slapi_value_set_value()

Copies the value of a Slapi_Value structure into another Slapi_Value structure.

Handling Slapi_ValueSet Structures

Table 2-22 Functions for Handling Slapi_ValueSet Structures 

Function

Description

slapi_valueset_add_value()

Adds a Slapi_Value in the Slapi_ValueSet structure.

slapi_valueset_count()

Returns the number of values contained in a Slapi_ValueSet structure.

slapi_valueset_done()

Frees the values contained in the Slapi_ValueSet structure.

slapi_valueset_find()

Finds the value in a value set by using the syntax of an attribute.

slapi_valueset_first_value()

Gets the first value of a Slapi_ValueSet structure.

slapi_valueset_free()

Frees the specified Slapi_ValueSet structure and its members from memory.

slapi_valueset_init()

Resets a Slapi_ValueSet structure to no values.

slapi_valueset_new()

Allocates a new Slapi_ValueSet structure.

slapi_valueset_next_value()

Gets the next value from a Slapi_ValueSet structure.

slapi_valueset_set_from_smod()

Copies the values of Slapi_Mod structure into a Slapi_ValueSet structure.

slapi_valueset_set_valueset()

Initializes a Slapi_ValueSet structure from another Slapi_ValueSet structure.

Handling UTF8

Table 2-23 Functions for Handling UTF8 Strings 

Function

Description

slapi_has8thBit()

Checks if a string has an 8-bit character.

slapi_UTF8CASECMP()

Compares two UTF8 strings.

slapi_UTF8NCASECMP()

Compares a specified number of UTF8 characters.

slapi_UTF8ISLOWER()

Verifies if a UTF8 character is lower case.

slapi_UTF8ISUPPER()

Verifies if a single UTF8 character is upper case.

slapi_UTF8STRTOLOWER()

Converts a UTF8 string to lower case.

slapi_UTF8STRTOUPPER()

Converts a string made up of UTF8 characters and converts it to upper case.

slapi_UTF8TOLOWER()

Converts a UTF8 character to lower case.

slapi_UTF8TOUPPER()

Converts a lower case UTF8 character to an upper case character.

Logging

Table 2-24 Functions for Writing Log Messages 

Function

Description

slapi_log_error_ex()

Writes an error message to the server error log

slapi_log_info_ex()

Writes an informational message to the server error log

slapi_log_warning_ex()

Writes a warning message to the server error log

Handling Virtual Attributes

Table 2-25 Functions for Handling Virtual Attributes 

Function

Description

slapi_vattr_value_compare()

Compares attribute type and name in a given entry.

slapi_vattr_values_free()

Frees the valueset and type names.

slapi_vattr_values_get_ex()

Returns the values for an attribute type from an entry.

Sending Entries, Referrals, and Results

Table 2-26 Functions for Sending Entries, Referrals, and Results to Clients 

Function

Description

slapi_send_ldap_referral()

Processes an entry's LDAP v3 referrals.

slapi_send_ldap_result()

Sends a result code back to the client.

slapi_send_ldap_search_entry()

Sends an entry found by a search back to the client.


Function Descriptions


slapi_access_allowed()

Determines if the user requesting the current operation has the access rights to perform an operation on a given entry, attribute, or value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_access_allowed( Slapi_PBlock *pb, Slapi_Entry *e,
    char *attr, struct berval *val, int access );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block passed into this function.

e

Entry for which you want to check the access rights.

attr

Attribute for which you want to check the access rights.

val

Pointer to the berval structure containing the value for which you want to check the access rights.

access

Type of access rights that you want to check. For example, to check for write access, pass SLAPI_ACL_WRITE as the value of this argument.

The value of the access argument can be one of the following:

Argument

Description

SLAPI_ACL_ADD

Permission to add a specified entry.

SLAPI_ACL_COMPARE

Permission to compare the specified values of an attribute in an entry.

SLAPI_ACL_DELETE

Permission to delete a specified entry.

SLAPI_ACL_READ

Permission to read a specified attribute.

SLAPI_ACL_SEARCH

Permission to search on a specified attribute or value.

SLAPI_ACL_WRITE

Permission to write a specified attribute or value or permission to rename a specified entry.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

Call this function to determine if a user has access rights to a specified entry, attribute, or value. The function performs this check for users who request the operation that invokes this plug-in.

For example, suppose you are writing a pre-operation plug-in for the add operation. You can call this function to determine if users have the proper access rights before they can add an entry to the directory.

As part of the process of determining if the user has access rights, this function does the following:

ACLs can be set up to allow users the rights to modify their own entries. The function checks for this condition.

The caller must ensure that the backend specified in the parameter block is set prior to calling this function. For example:

be = slapi_be_select(slapi_entry_get_sdn_const(seObjectEntry));
if (NULL == be) {
    cleanup("backend selection failed for entry: \"%s\"\n", szObjectDN);
    slapi_send_ldap_result(pb,LDAP_NO_SUCH_OBJECT,NULL,"Obj not found",0,NULL);
    return(SLAPI_PLUGIN_EXTENDED_SENT_RESULT);
    }

slapi_pblock_set(pb, SLAPI_BACKEND, be);
nAccessResult = slapi_access_allowed(pb,seObjectEntry,"*",bval,SLAPI_ACL_DELETE);


slapi_acl_check_mods()

Determines if a user has the rights to perform the specified modifications on an entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_acl_check_mods( Slapi_PBlock *pb, Slapi_Entry *e,
    LDAPMod **mods, char **errbuf );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block passed into this function.

e

Entry for which you want to check the access rights.

mods

Array of LDAPMod structures that represent the modifications to be made to the entry.

errbuf

Pointer to a string containing an error message if an error occurs during the processing of this function.

Returns

Returns one of the following values:

Description

Call this function to determine if a user has access rights to modify the specified entry. The function performs this check for users who request the operation that invokes this plug-in.

For example, if you are writing a database plug-in, you can call this function to determine if users have the proper access rights before they can add, modify, or delete entries from the database.

As part of the process of determining if the user has access rights, the function does the following:

Memory Concerns

You must free the errbuf buffer by calling slapi_ch_free() when you are finished using the error message.

See Also

slapi_access_allowed()

slapi_ch_free()


slapi_acl_verify_aci_syntax()

Determines whether or not the access control items (ACIs) on an entry are valid.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_acl_verify_aci_syntax (Slapi_Entry *e,
    char **errbuf);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry for which you want to check the ACIs.

errbuf

Pointer to the error message returned if the ACI syntax is invalid.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful, or -1 if an error occurs.

Memory Concerns

You must free the errbuf buffer by calling slapi_ch_free() when you are finished using the error message.

See Also

slapi_ch_free()


slapi_add_entry_internal_set_pb()

Prepares a parameter block for an internal add operation involving a Slapi_Entry structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_add_entry_internal_set_pb(Slapi_PBlock *pb,
    Slapi_Entry *e, LDAPControl **controls,
    Slapi_ComponentId *plugin_identity, int operation_flags);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block for the internal add operation

e

Entry to add

controls

Array of controls to request for the add operation; NULL if no controls

plugin_identity

Plug-in identifier obtained from SLAPI_PLUGIN_IDENTITY during plug-in initialization

operation_flags

NULL or SLAPI_OP_FLAG_NEVER_CHAIN

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise it returns an LDAP error code.

Description

This function prepares a parameter block for use with slapi_add_internal_pb() using the entry.

Memory Concerns

Allocate the parameter block using slapi_pblock_new() before calling this function.

The entry is consumed during the call to slapi_add_internal_pb(). The LDAPControls are not consumed.

Free the parameter block after calling slapi_add_internal_pb().

See Also

slapi_add_internal_pb()

slapi_add_internal_set_pb()

slapi_pblock_new()


slapi_add_internal_pb()

Performs an internal add operation of a new directory entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_add_internal_pb(Slapi_PBlock *pb);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

pb

A parameter block that has been initialized using slapi_add_internal_set_pb().

Returns

This function returns -1 if the parameter passed is a NULL pointer. Otherwise, it returns 0.

After your code calls this function, the server sets SLAPI_PLUGIN_INTOP_RESULT in the parameter block to the appropriate LDAP result code. You can therefore check SLAPI_PLUGIN_INTOP_RESULT in the parameter block to determine whether an error has occurred.

Description

This function performs an internal add operation based on a parameter block. The parameter block should be initialized by calling slapi_add_internal_set_pb() or slapi_add_entry_internal_set_pb().

Memory Concerns

None of the parameters that are passed to slapi_add_internal_set_pb() or slapi_add_entry_internal_set_pb() are altered or consumed by this function. The entry parameter that is passed to slapi_add_entry_internal_set_pb() is consumed by a successful call to this function.


slapi_add_internal_set_pb()

Prepares a parameter block for an internal add operation.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_add_internal_set_pb(Slapi_PBlock *pb, const char *dn,
    LDAPMod **attrs, LDAPControl **controls,
    Slapi_ComponentId *plugin_identity, int operation_flags);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block for the internal add operation

dn

Distinguished Name of the entry to add

attrs

Array of attributes of the entry to add

controls

Array of controls to request for the add operation

plugin_identity

Plug-in identifier obtained from SLAPI_PLUGIN_IDENTITY during plug-in initialization

operation_flags

NULL or SLAPI_OP_FLAG_NEVER_CHAIN

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns an LDAP error code.

Description

This function prepares a parameter block for use with slapi_add_internal_pb() using the components of the entry.

If the entry has already been prepared as a Slapi_Entry structure, use slapi_add_entry_internal_set_pb() instead.

Memory Concerns

Allocate the parameter block using slapi_pblock_new() before calling this function.

Directory Server does not free the parameters passed to this function.

Free the parameter block after calling slapi_pblock_destroy().

See Also

slapi_add_entry_internal_set_pb()

slapi_add_internal_pb()

slapi_pblock_new()


slapi_attr_add_value()

Adds a value to an attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_add_value(Slapi_Attr *a, const Slapi_Value *v);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

a

The attribute that will contain the values.

v

Values to be added to the attribute.

Returns

This function always returns 0.

Memory Concerns

Directory Server makes a copy of the Slapi_Value to be added to the attribute.

See Also

slapi_attr_first_value()

slapi_attr_next_value()

slapi_attr_get_numvalues()

slapi_attr_value_cmp()

slapi_attr_value_find()


slapi_attr_basetype()

Returns the base type of an attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_attr_basetype( char *type, char *buf, size_t bufsiz );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

type

Attribute type from which you wish to get the base type.

buf

Buffer to hold the returned base type.

bufsiz

Size of the buffer.

Returns

This function returns NULL if the base type fits in the buffer. If the base type is longer than the buffer, the function allocates memory for the base type and returns a pointer to it.

Description

This function returns the base type of an attribute (for example, if given cn;lang-jp, returns cn).

Memory Concerns

You should free the returned base type when you are finished by calling slapi_ch_free().

See Also

slapi_attr_get_type()

slapi_attr_type_cmp()

slapi_attr_types_equivalent()


slapi_attr_dup()

Duplicates an attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Attr *slapi_attr_dup(const Slapi_Attr *attr);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

attr

The attribute to be duplicated.

Returns

This function returns the newly created copy of the attribute.

Description

Use this function to make a copy of an attribute.

Memory Concerns

You must free the returned attribute using slapi_attr_free().

See Also

slapi_attr_new()

slapi_attr_init()

slapi_attr_free()


slapi_attr_first_value()

Gets the first value of an attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_first_value( Slapi_Attr *a, Slapi_Value **v );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

a

Attribute containing the desired value.

v

Holds the first value of the attribute.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

Use this function to get the first value of an attribute. This is part of a set of functions to enumerate over an Slapi_Attr structure.

Memory Concerns

Do not free the value held in v.

See Also

slapi_attr_next_value()

slapi_attr_get_numvalues()


slapi_attr_flag_is_set()

Determines if certain flags are set for a particular attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_flag_is_set( Slapi_Attr *attr, unsigned long flag );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

attr

Attribute that you want to check.

flag

Flag that you want to check in the attribute.

The value of the flag argument can be one of the following:

Argument

Description

SLAPI_ATTR_FLAG_SINGLE

Flag that determines if the attribute is single-valued.

SLAPI_ATTR_FLAG_OPATTR

Flag that determines if the attribute is an operational attribute.

SLAPI_ATTR_FLAG_READONLY

Flag that determines if the attribute is read-only.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

This function determines if certain flags are set for the specified attribute. These flags can identify an attribute as a single-valued attribute, an operational attribute, or as a read-only attribute, and are set from the schema when the Slapi_Attr structure is initialized.

See Also

slapi_attr_get_flags()


slapi_attr_free()

Frees an attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_attr_free( Slapi_Attr **a );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

a

Attribute to be freed.

Description

Use this function to free an attribute when you are finished with it.

See Also

slapi_attr_new()

slapi_attr_init()

slapi_attr_free()


slapi_attr_get_bervals_copy()

Puts the values contained in an attribute into an array of berval structures.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_get_bervals_copy(Slapi_Attr *a,
    struct berval ***vals );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

a

Attribute that contains the desired values.

vals

Pointer to an array of berval structure pointers to hold the desired values.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

This function copies the values from an attribute into an array of berval structure pointers.

Memory Concerns

Free this array using ber_bvecfree(3LDAP).


slapi_attr_get_flags()

Gets the flags associated with the specified attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_get_flags( Slapi_Attr *attr, unsigned long *flags );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

attr

Attribute for which you wish to get the flags.

flags

When you call this function, this parameter is set to a pointer to the flags of the specified attribute. Do not free the flags; the flags are part of the actual data in the attribute, not a copy of the data.

To determine which flags have been set, you can use bitwise AND on the value of the flags argument with one or more of the following:

Arguments

Description

SLAPI_ATTR_FLAG_SINGLE

Flag that determines if the attribute is single-valued.

SLAPI_ATTR_FLAG_OPATTR

Flag that determines if the attribute is an operational attribute.

SLAPI_ATTR_FLAG_READONLY

Flag that determines if the attribute is read-only.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful.

Description

This function gets the flags associated with the specified attribute. These flags can identify an attribute as a single-valued attribute, an operational attribute, or as a read-only attribute.

See Also

slapi_attr_flag_is_set()


slapi_attr_get_numvalues()

Puts the count of values of an attribute into a provided integer.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_get_numvalues( const Slapi_Attr *a, int *numValues);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

a

Attribute containing the values to be counted.

numValues

Integer to hold the counted values.

Returns

This function always returns 0.

Description

This function counts the number of values in an attribute and places that count in an integer.

See Also

slapi_attr_first_value()

slapi_attr_next_value()


slapi_attr_get_oid_copy()

Searches the syntaxes for an attribute type, and returns a copy of its OID string.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_get_oid_copy( const Slapi_Attr *attr, char **oidp );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

attr

Attribute that contains the desired type.

oidp

Destination string of the copied attribute type OID.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

Use this function to search the syntaxes for an attribute type's OID.

Memory Concerns

You should free this string using slapi_ch_free().


slapi_attr_get_type()

Gets the name of the attribute type from a specified attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_get_type( Slapi_Attr *attr, char **type );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

attr

Attribute of which you wish to get the type.

type

When you call this function, this parameter is set to a pointer to the type of the specified attribute. Do not free this attribute type; the type is part of the actual data in the attribute, not a copy of the data.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful.

See Also

slapi_attr_type_cmp()

slapi_attr_types_equivalent()

slapi_attr_basetype()


slapi_attr_get_valueset()

Copies existing values contained in an attribute into a valueset.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_get_valueset(const Slapi_Attr *a,
    Slapi_ValueSet **vs);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

a

Attribute containing the values to be placed into a valueset. This must be a valid attribute, not NULL.

vs

Receives values from the first parameter.

Returns

This function always returns 0.

Memory Concerns

Free the value set in vs using slapi_valueset_free().

See Also

slapi_entry_add_valueset()

slapi_valueset_new()

slapi_valueset_init()

slapi_valueset_free()

slapi_valueset_done()

slapi_valueset_add_value()

slapi_valueset_first_value()

slapi_valueset_next_value()

slapi_valueset_count()


slapi_attr_init()

Initializes an empty attribute with a base type.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Attr *slapi_attr_init(Slapi_Attr *a, const char *type);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

a

The empty attribute to be initialized.

type

Attribute type to be initialized.

Returns

This function returns the newly initialized attribute, or an empty attribute if the type is not specified in the schema.

Description

Use this function to initialize an empty attribute with an attribute type.

Memory Concerns

Directory Server makes a copy of the type string.

See Also

slapi_attr_new()

slapi_attr_dup()

slapi_attr_free()


slapi_attr_new()

Creates a new attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Attr *slapi_attr_new( void );

Parameters

This function takes no parameters.

Returns

This function returns the newly created attribute

Description

Use this function to create an empty attribute.

See Also

slapi_attr_dup()

slapi_attr_free()


slapi_attr_next_value()

Gets the next value of an attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_next_value( Slapi_Attr *a, int hint,
    Slapi_Value **v );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

a

Attribute contained the desired value.

hint

Index of the value to be returned, counting from 0.

v

Holds the value of the attribute.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

Use this function to get the next value of an attribute. The value of an attribute associated with an index is placed into a value. This is part of a set of functions to enumerate over a Slapi_Attr structure.

See Also

slapi_attr_first_value()

slapi_attr_get_numvalues()


slapi_attr_syntax_normalize()

Searches for an attribute type in the syntaxes, and returns a copy of the normalized attribute types.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char * slapi_attr_syntax_normalize( const char *s );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

s

Attribute type for which you wish to search.

Returns

This function returns the copy of the desired normalized attribute, or a normalized copy of what was passed in.

Description

Use this function to search the syntaxes for an attribute type and return its normalized form. If the attribute type is not defined in the schema, this function returns a copy of the type folded to lower case.

Memory Concerns

You should free the returned string using slapi_ch_free().

See Also

slapi_ch_free()


slapi_attr_type_cmp()

Compares two attribute types to determine if they are the same.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_type_cmp( char *t1, char *t2, int opt );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

t1

Name of the first attribute type that you want to compare.

t2

Name of the second attribute type that you want to compare.

opt

One of the following values:

  • 0 - Compare the types as is.
  • 1 - Compare only the base names of the types (for example, if the type is cn;lang-en, the function compares only the cn part of the type).
  • 2 - Ignore any options in the second type that are not in the first type. For example, if the first type is cn and the second type is cn;lang-en, the lang-en option in the second type is not part of the first type. In this case, the function considers the two types to be the same.

Returns

This function returns 0 if the type names are equal, or a non-zero value if they are not equal.

See Also

slapi_attr_type_cmp()

slapi_attr_types_equivalent()

slapi_attr_basetype()


slapi_attr_types_equivalent()

Compares two attribute names to determine if they represent the same attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_types_equivalent( const char *t1, const char *t2 );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

t1

Pointer to the first attribute type that you want to compare.

t2

Pointer to the second attribute type that you want to compare.

Returns

This function returns the one of the following values:

See Also

slapi_attr_add_value()

slapi_attr_first_value()

slapi_attr_next_value()

slapi_attr_get_numvalues()

slapi_attr_value_find()


slapi_attr_value_cmp()

Compares two values for a given attribute to determine if they are equal.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_value_cmp( Slapi_Attr *attr, struct berval *v1,
    struct berval *v2 );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

attr

Attribute used to determine how these values are compared (for example, if the attribute contains case-insensitive strings, the strings are compared without regard to case).

v1

Pointer to the berval structure containing the first value that you want to compare.

v2

Pointer to the berval structure containing the second value that you want to compare.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

See Also

slapi_attr_add_value()

slapi_attr_first_value()

slapi_attr_next_value()

slapi_attr_get_numvalues()

slapi_attr_value_find()


slapi_attr_value_find()

Determines if an attribute contains a given value, using the equality matching rule.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_attr_value_find( Slapi_Attr *a, struct berval *v );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

a

Attribute that you wish to check.

v

Pointer to the berval structure containing the value for which you wish to search.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

See Also

slapi_attr_add_value()

slapi_attr_first_value()

slapi_attr_next_value()

slapi_attr_get_numvalues()

slapi_attr_value_cmp()


slapi_be_exist()

Checks if the backend that contains the specified DN exists.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_be_exist(const Slapi_DN *sdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

sdn

Pointer to the DN in the backends for which you are looking.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

See Also

slapi_be_select()


slapi_be_get_name()

Returns the name of the specified backend.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char * slapi_be_get_name(Slapi_Backend * be);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

be

Pointer to the structure containing the backend configuration.

Returns

This function returns the name associated to the specified backend.

Memory Concerns

You should not free the returned pointer.


slapi_be_get_readonly()

Indicates if the database associated with the backend is in read-only mode.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_be_get_readonly(Slapi_Backend *be);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

be

Pointer to the structure containing the backend configuration.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:


slapi_be_getsuffix()

Returns the DN of the nth suffix associated with the specified backend.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
const Slapi_DN *slapi_be_getsuffix(Slapi_Backend *be, int n);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

be

Pointer to the structure containing the backend configuration.

n

Index, starting from 0.

Returns

This function returns the DN of the suffix if it exists, or NULL if there is no nth suffix in the backend.

Description

This function returns the nth suffix, counting from 0, associated with the specified backend. This function is present for compatibility purposes with previous versions of the Directory Server Plug-In API.

Memory Concerns

You should not free the returned pointer.


slapi_be_gettype()

Returns the type of the backend.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
const char * slapi_be_gettype(Slapi_Backend *be);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

be

Pointer to the structure containing the backend configuration.

Returns

This function returns the type of the backend. Backend types include:

Memory Concerns

You should not free the returned pointer.


slapi_be_is_flag_set()

Checks if a flag is set in the backend configuration.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_be_is_flag_set(Slapi_Backend * be, int flag);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

be

Pointer to the structure containing the backend configuration.

flag

Flag to check (SLAPI_BE_FLAG_REMOTE_DATA, SLAPI_BE_FLAG_SUSPENDED).

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:


slapi_be_issuffix()

Verifies that the specified suffix matches a registered backend suffix.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_be_issuffix(const Slapi_Backend *be,
    const Slapi_DN *suffix);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

be

Pointer to the structure containing the backend configuration.

suffix

DN of the suffix for which you are looking.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

This function checks if the specified suffix exactly matches a registered suffix on a specified backend.


slapi_be_logchanges()

Indicates if the changes applied to the LDBM database backend should be logged in the changelog. You can only read this value, not set it.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_be_logchanges(Slapi_Backend *be);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

be

Pointer to the structure containing the backend configuration.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:


slapi_be_private()

Verifies if the backend is private.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_be_private( Slapi_Backend * be );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

be

Pointer to the structure containing the backend configuration.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:


slapi_be_select()

Finds the backend that should be used to service the entry with the specified DN.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Backend * slapi_be_select( const Slapi_DN * sdn );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

sdn

Pointer to the DN of which you wish to get the backend.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the default backend, which is an empty backend allowing only bind operations, if no backend with the appropriate suffix is configured. Otherwise, it returns a pointer to the backend structure.

Memory Concerns

You should not free the returned pointer.

See Also

slapi_be_select_by_instance_name()


slapi_be_select_by_instance_name()

Find the backend used to service the database.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Backend *slapi_be_select_by_instance_name( const char *name );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

name

Pointer to the value of the CN for the backend whose structure you want, such as userRoot.

Returns

This function returns NULL if no backend with the appropriate name is configured. Otherwise, it returns a pointer to the backend structure.

Description

This function finds the backend that should used to service the database named as the parameter.

Memory Concerns

You should not free the returned pointer.

See Also

slapi_be_select()


slapi_berval_cmp()

Compare two berval structures.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_berval_cmp(const struct berval* L,const struct berval* R);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

L

One of the berval structures

R

The other berval structure

Description

This function checks whether two berval structures are equivalent.

Returns

This function returns 0 if the two berval structures are equivalent. It returns a negative value if L is shorter than R, and a positive value if L is longer than R. If L and R are of the same size but their content differs, this function returns a negative value if L is less than R, or a positive value if L is greater than R, where L and R are compared as arrays of bytes.


slapi_build_control()

Creates an LDAPControl structure based on a BerElement, an OID, and a criticality flag.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_build_control( char *oid, BerElement *ber,
    char iscritical, LDAPControl **ctrlp );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

oid

The OID (object identifier) for the control that is to be created.

ber

A BerElement that contains the control value. Pass NULL if the control has no value.

iscritical

The criticality flag. If non-zero, the control will be marked as critical. If 0, it will not be marked as critical.

ctrlp

Pointer that will receive the allocated LDAPControl structure.

Returns

This function returns LDAP_SUCCESS (LDAP result code) if successful.

Description

This function creates an LDAPControl structure based on a BerElement, an OID, and a criticality flag. The LDAPControl that is created can be used in LDAP client requests or internal operations.

You can construct a BerElement using ber_init(3LDAP) for example.

Memory Concerns

Directory Server makes a copy of the oid string.

The contents of the ber parameter are consumed by this function. Because of this, the caller should not free the BerElement once a successful call has been made to slapi_build_control().

The LDAPControl pointer that is returned in ctrlp should be freed by calling ldap_control_free(3LDAP), which is an LDAP API function.

See Also

ber_init(3LDAP)

ldap_control_free(3LDAP)

slapi_build_control_from_berval()


slapi_build_control_from_berval()

Creates an LDAPControl structure based on a berval structure, an OID, and a criticality flag.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_build_control_from_berval( char *oid,
    struct berval *bvp, char iscritical, LDAPControl **ctrlp );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

oid

The OID (object identifier) for the control that is to be created.

bvp

A berval that contains the control value. Pass NULL if the control has no value.

iscritical

The criticality flag. If non-zero, the control will be marked as critical. If 0, it will not be marked as critical.

ctrlp

Pointer that will receive the allocated LDAPControl structure.

Returns

This function always returns LDAP_SUCCESS (LDAP result code).

Description

This function creates an LDAPControl structure based on a berval, an OID, and a criticality flag. The LDAPControl that is created can be used in LDAP client requests or internal operations.

Memory Concerns

Directory Server makes a copy of the oid string.

The contents of the bvp parameter are consumed by this function. Because of this, the caller should not free the bvp->bv_val pointer once a successful call to this function has been made.

The LDAPControl pointer that is returned in ctrlp should be freed by calling ldap_control_free(3LDAP), which is an LDAP API function.

See Also

ldap_control_free(3LDAP)

slapi_build_control()


slapi_ch_array_free()

Frees an existing array.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_ch_array_free( char **arrayp );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

arrayp

Pointer to the array to be freed. This parameter can be NULL.

Description

This function frees the char ** pointed to by arrayp. In the following excerpt, for example, both array and a1 are freed:

char **array;

char *a1;

array = malloc(2*sizeof(char *));

a1 = strdup("hello");

array[0] = a1;

array[1] = NULL;

slapi_ch_array_free(array);


slapi_ch_bvdup()

Makes a copy of an existing berval structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
struct berval* slapi_ch_bvdup( const struct berval *v );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

v

Pointer to the berval structure that you want to copy.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the new copy of the berval structure. If the structure cannot be duplicated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program terminates.

Memory Concerns

The contents of the v parameter are not altered by this function. The returned berval structure should be freed by calling ber_bvfree(3LDAP), which is an LDAP API function.

See Also

ber_bvfree(3LDAP)

slapi_ch_bvecdup()


slapi_ch_bvecdup()

Makes a copy of an array of existing berval structures.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
extern struct berval** slapi_ch_bvecdup (const struct berval **v);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

v

Pointer to the array of berval structures that you want to copy.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to an array of the new copy of the berval structures. If the structures cannot be duplicated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program terminates.

Memory Concerns

The contents of the v parameter are not altered by this function. The returned berval structure should be freed by calling ber_bvfree(3LDAP), an LDAP API function.

See Also

ber_bvfree(3LDAP)

slapi_ch_bvecdup()


slapi_ch_calloc()

Allocates space for an array of a number of elements of a specified size.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char * slapi_ch_calloc( unsigned long nelem, unsigned long size );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

nelem

Number of elements for which you wish to allocate memory.

size

Size in bytes of the element for which you wish to allocate memory.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the newly allocated space of memory. If space cannot be allocated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program terminates.

Memory Concerns

This function should be called instead of the standard calloc() C function, and terminates the slapd server with an "out of memory" error message if memory cannot be allocated.

You should free the returned pointer by calling slapi_ch_free().

See Also

slapi_ch_free()

slapi_ch_malloc()

slapi_ch_realloc()

slapi_ch_strdup()


slapi_ch_free()

Frees space allocated by the slapi_ch_malloc(), slapi_ch_realloc(), and slapi_ch_calloc() functions and sets the pointer to NULL. Call this function instead of the standard free() C function.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_ch_free( void **ptr );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

ptr

Address of the pointer to the block of memory that you wish to free. If NULL, no action occurs.

Memory Concerns

The ptr passed to slapi_ch_free() should be the address of a pointer to memory allocated using a call to slapi_ch_malloc(), slapi_ch_realloc(), slapi_ch_calloc(), or slapi_ch_strdup().

See Also

slapi_ch_calloc()

slapi_ch_malloc()

slapi_ch_realloc()

slapi_ch_strdup()


slapi_ch_free_string()

Frees an existing string allocated by the slapi_ch_malloc(), slapi_ch_realloc(), and slapi_ch_calloc(). Call this function instead of the standard free() C function.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_ch_free_string( char **s );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

s

Address of the string that you wish to free.

Description

This function frees an existing string, and should be used in favor of slapi_ch_free() when using strings. It will perform compile-time error checking for incorrect error arguments, as opposed to slapi_ch_free(), which defeats the compile-time checking because you must cast the argument to (void**).

See Also

slapi_ch_free()

slapi_ch_calloc()

slapi_ch_malloc()

slapi_ch_realloc()

slapi_ch_strdup()


slapi_ch_malloc()

Allocates space in memory.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char * slapi_ch_malloc( unsigned long size );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

size

Size in bytes of the space for which you wish to get the memory.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the newly allocated space of memory. If space cannot be allocated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program terminates.

Memory Concerns

This function should be called instead of the standard malloc() C function, and terminates the slapd server with an "out of memory" error message if memory cannot be allocated.

The returned pointer should be freed by calling slapi_ch_free().

See Also

slapi_ch_free()

slapi_ch_calloc()

slapi_ch_realloc()

slapi_ch_strdup()


slapi_ch_realloc()

Changes the size of a block of allocated memory.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char * slapi_ch_realloc( char *block, unsigned long size );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

block

Pointer to an existing block of allocated memory.

size

New size (in bytes) of the block of memory you want allocated.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the reallocated space of memory. If space cannot be allocated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program terminates.

Memory Concerns

This function should be called instead of the standard realloc() C function, and terminates the slapd server with an "out of memory" error message if memory cannot be allocated.

The block parameter passed to this function should be the address of a pointer that was allocated using a slapi call such as slapi_ch_malloc(), slapi_ch_calloc(), or slapi_ch_strdup().

The returned pointer should be freed by calling slapi_ch_free().

See Also

slapi_ch_free()

slapi_ch_calloc()

slapi_ch_malloc()

slapi_ch_strdup()


slapi_ch_strdup()

Makes a copy of an existing string.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char * slapi_ch_strdup( char *s );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

s

Pointer to the string you want to copy.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to a copy of the string. If space cannot be allocated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program terminates.

Memory Concerns

This function should be called instead of the standard strdup() C function, and terminates the slapd server with an "out of memory" error message if memory cannot be allocated.

The returned pointer should be freed by calling slapi_ch_free().

See Also

slapi_ch_free()

slapi_ch_calloc()

slapi_ch_malloc()

slapi_ch_realloc()


slapi_compute_add_evaluator()

Sets a callback for use by the server in evaluating which computed attributes to generate and include in an entry before returning a result to a client.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_compute_add_evaluator(slapi_compute_callback_t fcn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

fcn

Function to call when evaluating computed attributes

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns ENOMEM indicating that no memory could be allocated for the callback.

Description

For a description of the callback, refer to slapi_compute_callback_t. Register the callback as part of plug-in initialization.

See Also

computed_attr_context

slapi_compute_callback_t

slapi_pblock_new()


slapi_compute_add_search_rewriter_ex()

Sets callbacks for use by the server in searching against computed attributes.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_compute_add_search_rewriter_ex(
    slapi_search_rewrite_callback_t function,
    slapi_search_rewrite_callback_t cleanup_function);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

function

Function to call to rewrite a filter for the search

cleanup_function

Function to call to cleanup after performing the rewritten search

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns ENOMEM indicating that no memory could be allocated for the callback.

Description

For a description of the callbacks, refer to the Chapter 1, "Data Type and Structure Reference". Register the callback as part of plug-in initialization.


slapi_control_present()

Determines whether or not the specified object identifier (OID) identifies a control that is present in a list of controls.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_control_present( LDAPControl **controls, char *oid,
    struct berval **val, int *iscritical );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

controls

List of controls that you want to check.

oid

OID of the control that you want to find.

val

If the control is present in the list of controls, this function specifies the pointer to the berval structure containing the value of the control. If you do not want to receive a pointer to the control value, pass NULL for this parameter.

iscritical

If the control is present in the list of controls, this function specifies whether or not the control is critical to the operation of the server:

  • 0 means that the control is not critical to the operation.
  • 1 means that the control is critical to the operation.
  • If you do not want to receive an indication of whether the control is critical or not, pass NULL for this parameter.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Memory Concerns

The val output parameter is set to point into the controls array. A copy of the control value is not made.

See Also

slapi_get_supported_controls_copy()

slapi_register_supported_control()


slapi_delete_internal_pb()

Performs an LDAP delete operation based on a parameter block to remove a directory entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_delete_internal_pb(Slapi_PBlock *pb);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

pb

A parameter block that has been initialized using slapi_delete_internal_set_pb().

Returns

This function returns -1 if the parameter passed is a NULL pointer. Otherwise, it returns 0.

After your code calls this function, the server sets SLAPI_PLUGIN_INTOP_RESULT in the parameter block to the appropriate LDAP result code. You can therefore check SLAPI_PLUGIN_INTOP_RESULT in the parameter block to determine whether an error has occurred.

Description

This function performs an internal delete operation based on a parameter block. The parameter block should be initialized by calling slapi_delete_internal_set_pb().

Memory Concerns

None of the parameters that are passed to slapi_delete_internal_set_pb() are altered or consumed by this function.

See Also

slapi_delete_internal_set_pb()


slapi_delete_internal_set_pb()

Prepares a parameter block for an internal delete operation.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_delete_internal_set_pb(Slapi_PBlock *pb, const char *dn,
    LDAPControl **controls, const char *uniqueid,
    Slapi_ComponentId *plugin_identity, int operation_flags);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block for the internal add operation

dn

Distinguished Name of the entry to add

controls

Array of controls to request for the add operation

uniqueid

Unique identifier for the entry if using this rather than DN.

plugin_identity

Plug-in identifier obtained from SLAPI_PLUGIN_IDENTITY during plug-in initialization

operation_flags

NULL or SLAPI_OP_FLAG_NEVER_CHAIN

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns an LDAP error code.

Description

This function prepares a parameter block for use with slapi_delete_internal_pb() using the components of the entry.

Memory Concerns

Allocate the parameter block using slapi_pblock_new() before calling this function.

Directory Server does not free the parameters you passed to this function.

Free the parameter block after calling slapi_delete_internal_pb().

See Also

slapi_delete_internal_pb()

slapi_pblock_new()


slapi_destroy_condvar()

Frees a Slapi_CondVar structure from memory.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_destroy_condvar( Slapi_CondVar *cvar );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

cvar

Pointer to the Slapi_CondVar structure that you want to free from memory.

Description

This function frees a Slapi_CondVar structure from memory. Before calling this function, you should make sure that this condition variable is no longer in use.


slapi_destroy_mutex()

Frees a Slapi_Mutex structure from memory.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_destroy_mutex( Slapi_Mutex *mutex );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

mutex

Pointer to the Slapi_Mutex structure that you want to free from memory.

Description

This function frees a Slapi_Mutex structure from memory. The calling function must ensure that no thread is currently in a lock-specific function. Locks do not provide self-referential protection against deletion.


slapi_dn_beparent()

Gets a copy of the distinguished name (DN) of the parent of an entry, unless the specified entry's DN is the suffix of the local database.

If you do not want to check if the entry's DN is the suffix of the local database, call the slapi_dn_parent() function instead.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_dn_beparent( Slapi_PBlock *pb, char *dn );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block.

dn

DN of the entry for which you want to find the parent.

Returns

This function returns the DN of the parent entry; or NULL if the specified DN is NULL, if the DN is an empty string, if the DN has no parent (for example, o=example.com), or if the specified DN is the suffix of the local database.

See Also

slapi_dn_parent()


slapi_dn_ignore_case()

Converts all characters in a distinguished name (DN) to lowercase.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_dn_ignore_case( char *dn );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

dn

DN that you want to convert to lowercase.

Returns

This function returns the DN with lowercase characters. Notice that the variable passed in as the dn argument is also converted in place.

See Also

slapi_dn_normalize()


slapi_dn_isbesuffix()

Determines whether or not the specified distinguished name (DN) is the suffix of the local database. Before calling this function, you should call slapi_dn_normalize_case() to normalize the DN and convert all characters to lowercase.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_dn_isbesuffix( Slapi_PBlock *pb, char *dn );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block.

dn

DN that you want to check.

Returns

This function returns 1 if the specified DN is the suffix for the local database, or 0 if the DN is not the suffix.

See Also

slapi_dn_isroot()


slapi_dn_isparent()

Determines whether or not a particular DN is the parent of another specified DN. Before calling this function, you should call slapi_dn_normalize_case() to normalize the DNs and convert all characters to lowercase.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_dn_isparent( const char *parentdn, char *childdn );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

parentdn

Determine if this DN is the parent of childdn.

childdn

Determine if this DN is the child of parentdn.

Returns

This function returns a non-zero value if parentdn is the parent of childdn, or 0 if the parentdn is not the parent of childdn.

See Also

slapi_dn_issuffix()


slapi_dn_isroot()

Determines if the specified DN is the root DN for this local database. Before calling this function, you should call slapi_dn_normalize_case() to normalize the DN and convert all characters to lowercase.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_dn_isroot( Slapi_PBlock *pb, char *dn );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block.

dn

DN that you want to check.

Returns

This function returns 1 if the specified DN is the root DN of the local database, or 0 if the DN is not the root DN.

See Also

slapi_dn_isbesuffix()


slapi_dn_issuffix()

Determines if a DN is equal to the specified suffix. Before calling this function, you should call slapi_dn_normalize_case() to normalize the DN and convert all characters to lowercase.

If you want to determine if a DN is the same as the suffix for the local database, call the slapi_dn_isbesuffix() function instead.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_dn_issuffix( const char *dn, const char *suffix );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

dn

DN that you want to check.

suffix

Suffix that you want compared against the DN.

Returns

This function returns 1 if the specified DN is the same as the specified suffix, or 0 if the DN is not the same as the suffix.

See Also

slapi_dn_isparent()


slapi_dn_normalize()

Converts a distinguished name (DN) to canonical format (no leading or trailing spaces, no spaces between components, and no spaces around the equals sign). For example, given the following DN:

cn = Moxie Cross , ou = Engineering , dc = example , dc = com

the function returns:

cn=Moxie Cross,ou=Engineering,dc=example,dc=com

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_dn_normalize( char *dn );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

dn

DN that you want to normalize.

Returns

This function returns the normalized DN. Notice that the variable passed in as the dn argument is also converted in place.

See Also

slapi_dn_normalize_to_end()

slapi_dn_normalize_case()


slapi_dn_normalize_case()

Converts a distinguished name (DN) to canonical format and converts all characters to lowercase. Calling this function has the same effect as calling the slapi_dn_normalize() function followed by the slapi_dn_ignore_case() function.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_dn_normalize_case( char *dn );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

dn

DN that you want to normalize and convert to lowercase.

Returns

This function returns the normalized DN with all lowercase characters. Notice that variable passed in as the dn argument is also converted in-place.

See Also

slapi_dn_normalize()

slapi_dn_ignore_case()


slapi_dn_normalize_to_end()

Normalizes part of a DN value, specifically, the part going from what is pointed to by dn to that pointed to by end.

Notice that this routine does not NULL terminate the normalized bit pointed to by dn at the return of the function.

If the argument end happens to be NULL, this routine does basically the same thing as slapi_dn_normalize(), except for NULL terminating the normalized DN.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_dn_normalize_to_end( char *dn, char *end );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

dn

DN value to be normalized.

end

Pointer to the end of what will be normalized from the DN value in dn. If this argument is NULL, the DN value in dn will be wholly normalized.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the end of the dn that has been normalized. In other words, the normalized portion is from * dn to * (returnValue - 1).

See Also

slapi_dn_normalize()


slapi_dn_parent()

Gets a copy of the distinguished name (DN) of the parent of an entry. Before calling this function, you should call slapi_dn_normalize_case() to normalize the DN and convert all characters to lowercase.

If you want to check if the DN is the suffix of the local database, call the slapi_dn_beparent() function instead.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_dn_parent( char *dn );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

dn

DN of the entry for which you want to find the parent.

Returns

This function returns the DN of the parent entry. If the specified DN is NULL, if the DN is an empty string, or if the DN has no parent (for example, o=example.com), the function returns NULL.


slapi_dn_plus_rdn()

Adds an RDN to DN.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_dn_plus_rdn( const char *dn, const char *rdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

dn

DN value to which a new RDN is to be added.

rdn

RDN value that is to be added to the DN value in dn.

Returns

This function returns the new DN formed by adding the RDN value in rdn to the DN value in dn.

Memory Concerns

You must free the string returned with slapi_ch_free_string().

See Also

slapi_sdn_add_rdn()


slapi_dup_control()

Makes an allocated copy of an LDAPControl.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
LDAPControl * slapi_dup_control( LDAPControl *ctrl );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

ctrl

Pointer to an LDAPControl structure whose contents are to be duplicated.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to an allocated LDAPControl structure if successful, or NULL if an error occurs.

Description

This function duplicates the contents of an LDAPControl structure. All fields within the LDAPControl are copied to a new, allocated structure, and a pointer to the new structure is returned.

Memory Concerns

The structure that is returned should be freed by calling ldap_control_free(3LDAP), an LDAP API function.

See Also

ldap_control_free(3LDAP)


slapi_entry2mods()

Creates an array of LDAPMod from a Slapi_Entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry2mods(const Slapi_Entry *e,
    char **dn, LDAPMod ***attrs);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Pointer to a Slapi_Entry.

dn

Address of a char* that will be set on return to the entry DN.

attrs

Address of an array of LDAPMod that will be set on return to a copy of the entry attributes.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

This function creates an array of LDAPMod of type LDAP_MOD_ADD from a Slapi_Entry. Such structures may be useful for example when performing LDAP add and modify operations as a client from inside a plug-in.

See Also

slapi_mods2entry()


slapi_entry2str()

Generates an LDIF string description of an LDAP entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_entry2str( Slapi_Entry *e, int *len );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry that you want to convert into an LDIF string.

len

Length of the returned LDIF string.

Returns

Returns the LDIF string representation of the entry you specify. If an error occurs, the function returns NULL.

Description

This function generates an LDIF string value conforming to the following format:

dn: dn\n
[attr: value\n]*

For example:

dn: uid=jdoe, ou=People, o=example.com
cn: Jane Doe
sn: Doe
...

To convert a string description in LDIF format to an entry of the Slapi_Entry data type, call the slapi_str2entry() function.

Memory Concerns

When you no longer need to use the string, you should free it from memory by calling the slapi_ch_free_string() function.

See Also

slapi_entry2str_with_options()

slapi_str2entry()


slapi_entry2str_with_options()

Generates a description of an entry as an LDIF string. This function behaves much like slapi_str2entry(). You can however specify output options with this function.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_entry2str_with_options( Slapi_Entry *e,
  int *len, int options );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry that you want to convert into an LDIF string.

len

Length of the LDIF string returned by this function.

options

An option set that specifies how you want the string converted.

The Options Parameter

You can OR together any of the following options when you call this function:

Flag Value

Description

SLAPI_DUMP_STATEINFO

This is only used internally by replication. This allows access to the internal data used by multimaster replication.

SLAPI_DUMP_UNIQUEID

This option is used when creating an LDIF file to be used to initialize a replica. Each entry will contain the nsuniqueID operational attribute.

SLAPI_DUMP_NOOPATTRS

By default, certain operational attributes (such as creatorName, modifiersName, createTimestamp, modifyTimestamp) may be included in the output. With this option, no operational attributes will be included.

SLAPI_DUMP_NOWRAP

By default, lines will be wrapped as defined in the LDIF specification. With this option, line wrapping is disabled.

Returns

This function returns the LDIF string representation of the entry you specify or NULL if an error occurs.

Description

This function generates an LDIF string value conforming to the following syntax:

dn: dn\n
[attr: value\n]*

For example:

dn: uid=jdoe, ou=People, o=example.com
cn: Jane Doe
sn: Doe
...

To convert an entry described in LDIF string format to an LDAP entry using the Slapi_Entry data type, call the slapi_str2entry() function.

Memory Concerns

When you no longer need to use the string, you should free it from memory by calling the slapi_ch_free_string() function.

See Also

slapi_entry2str()

slapi_str2entry()


slapi_entry_add_rdn_values()

Adds the components in an entry's relative distinguished name (RDN) to the entry as attribute values. (For example, if the entry's RDN is uid=bjensen, the function adds uid=bjensen to the entry as an attribute value.)

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_add_rdn_values( Slapi_Entry *e );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry to which you want to add the RDN attributes.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

If the attribute type corresponding to the RDN already has a value matching the RDN value for equality, the value is not added. This function does not however examine other attrbute types not in the RDN, whose values may match the RDN value for equality.

Memory Concerns

Free the entry from memory by using slapi_entry_free() if the entry was allocated by the user.

See Also

slapi_entry_free()


slapi_entry_add_string()

Adds a string value to an attribute in an entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_add_string (Slapi_Entry *e, const char *type,
    const char *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry to which you want to add a string value.

type

Attribute to which you want to add a string value.

value

String value you want to add.

Returns

This function returns 0 when successful; any other value returned signals failure.

Description

This function adds a string value to the existing attribute values in an entry. If the specified attribute does not exist in the entry, the attribute is created with the string value specified.

This function does not check whether the value is already present for the attribute. Use slapi_entry_attr_delete() before using this function.

Memory Concerns

This routine makes a copy of the parameter value. If value is NULL, the entry is not changed.


slapi_entry_add_value()

Adds a specified Slapi_Value data value to an attribute in an entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_add_value (Slapi_Entry *e, const char *type,
    const Slapi_Value *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry to which you want to add a value.

type

Attribute to which you want to add a value.

value

The Slapi_Value data value you want to add to the entry.

Returns

Returns 0 when successful; any other value returned signals failure.

Description

This function adds a Slapi_Value data value to the existing attribute values in an entry. If the specified attribute does not exist in the entry, the attribute is created with the Slapi_Value specified.

Memory Concerns

This routine makes a copy of the parameter value. If value is NULL, the entry is not changed.


slapi_entry_add_values_sv()

Adds an array of Slapi_Value data values to the specified attribute in an entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_add_values_sv( Slapi_Entry *e, const char *type,
    Slapi_Value **vals );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry to which you want to add values.

type

Attribute type to which you want to add values.

vals

Array of Slapi_Value data values that you want to add.

Returns

Returns one of the following values:

Description

This function adds an array of Slapi_Value data values to an attribute. If the attribute does not exist, it is created and given the value contained in the Slapi_Value array.

This function replaces the deprecated slapi_entry_add_values() function. This function uses Slapi_Value attribute values instead of the berval attribute values.

Memory Concerns

This routine makes a copy of the parameter vals. vals can be NULL.


slapi_entry_add_valueset()

Add a Slapi_ValueSet data value to the specified attribute in an entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_add_valueset(Slapi_Entry *e, const char *type,
    Slapi_ValueSet *vs);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry to which you want to add values.

type

Attribute type to which you want to add values.

vs

Slapi_ValueSet data value that you want to add to the entry.

Returns

Returns 0 when successful; any other value returned signals failure.

Description

This function adds a set of values to an attribute in an entry. The values added are in the form of a Slapi_ValueSet data type. If the entry does not contain the attribute specified, it is created with the specified Slapi_ValueSet value.

Memory Concerns

This routine makes a copy of the parameter vs. vs can be NULL.


slapi_entry_alloc()

Allocates memory for a new entry of the data type Slapi_Entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Entry *slapi_entry_alloc();

Returns

Returns a pointer to the newly allocated entry of the data type Slapi_Entry. If space cannot be allocated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program terminates.

Description

This function returns an empty Slapi_Entry structure.

Memory Concerns

When you are no longer using the entry, you should free it from memory by calling the slapi_entry_free() function.

See Also

slapi_entry_add_string()

slapi_entry_add_value()

slapi_entry_add_values_sv()

slapi_entry_add_valueset()

slapi_entry_dup()

slapi_entry_free()

slapi_entry_set_dn()

slapi_entry_set_sdn()

slapi_str2entry()


slapi_entry_attr_delete()

Deletes an attribute (and all its associated values) from an entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_attr_delete( Slapi_Entry *e, const char *type );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to delete the attribute.

type

Attribute type that you want to delete.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:


slapi_entry_attr_find()

Determines if an entry contains the specified attribute. If the entry contains the attribute, the function returns a pointer to the attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_attr_find( const Slapi_Entry *e, const char *type,
    Slapi_Attr **attr );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry that you want to check.

type

Name of the attribute that you want to check.

attr

Pointer to the attribute, if the attribute is in the entry.

Returns

This function returns 0 if the entry contains the specified attribute; otherwise it returns -1.

Memory Concerns

Do not free the returned attr. It is a pointer to the internal entry data structure. It is usually wise to make a copy of the returned attr, using slapi_attr_dup(), to avoid dangling pointers if the entry is freed while the pointer to attr is still being used.

See Also

slapi_attr_dup()


slapi_entry_attr_get_charptr()

Gets the first value of an attribute in an entry as a string.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_entry_attr_get_charptr(const Slapi_Entry* e,
    const char *type);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to get the string value.

type

Attribute type from which you want to get the value.

Returns

This function returns a copy of the first value in the attribute, or NULL if the entry does not contain the attribute.

Memory Concerns

When you are done working with this value, you should free it from memory by calling the slapi_ch_free() function.


slapi_entry_attr_get_int()

Gets the first value of an attribute in an entry as an integer.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_attr_get_int(const Slapi_Entry* e,const char *type);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to get the integer value.

type

Attribute type from which you want to get the value.

Returns

Returns the first value in the attribute converted to an integer or 0 if the entry does not contain the attribute.


slapi_entry_attr_get_long()

Gets the first value of an attribute in an entry as a long data type.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
long slapi_entry_attr_get_long( const Slapi_Entry* e,
    const char *type);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to get the long value.

type

Attribute type from which you want to get the value.

Returns

This function returns the first value in the attribute converted to a long type. The function returns 0 if the entry does not contain the attribute specified.


slapi_entry_attr_get_uint()

Gets the first value of an attribute in an entry as a unsigned integer data type.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
unsigned int slapi_entry_attr_get_uint( const Slapi_Entry* e,
    const char *type);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to get the value.

type

Attribute type from which you want to get the value.

Returns

This function returns the first value in the attribute converted to an unsigned integer. The function returns 0 if the entry does not contain the attribute specified.


slapi_entry_attr_get_ulong()

Gets the first value of an attribute in an entry as a unsigned long data type.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
unsigned long slapi_entry_attr_get_ulong( const Slapi_Entry* e,
    const char *type);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to get the value.

type

Attribute type from which you want to get the value.

Returns

This function returns the first value in the attribute converted to an unsigned long. The function returns 0 if the entry does not contain the attribute specified.


slapi_entry_attr_hasvalue()

This function is deprecated. It determines if an attribute in an entry contains a specified value by comparing the specified value as a string with the existing values, and does not compare using the equality matching rule.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_attr_hasvalue(Slapi_Entry *e, const char *type,
    const char *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry that you want to check.

type

Attribute type that you want to test for the value specified.

value

Value that you want to find in the attribute.

Returns

Returns one of the following values:

Memory Concerns

value must not be NULL.


slapi_entry_attr_merge_sv()

Adds an array of Slapi_Value data values to the existing attribute values in an entry. If the attribute does not exist, it is created with the Slapi_Value specified.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_attr_merge_sv( Slapi_Entry *e, const char *type,
    Slapi_Value **vals );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry to which you want to add values.

type

Attribute to which you want to add values.

vals

Array of Slapi_Value data values you want to add.

Returns

Returns 0 if successful; any other value returned signals failure.

Description

This function replaces the deprecated slapi_entry_attr_merge() function. This function uses Slapi_Value attribute values instead of the berval attribute values.

Memory Concerns

This function makes a copy of the parameter vals. vals can be NULL.


slapi_entry_attr_replace_sv()

Replaces the values of an attribute with the Slapi_Value data value you specify.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_attr_replace_sv( Slapi_Entry *e, const char *type,     Slapi_Value **vals );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry in which you want to replace values.

type

Attribute type which will receive the replaced values.

vals

Array containing the Slapi_Value values that should replace the existing values of the attribute.

Returns

This function returns 0 when successful; any other value returned signals failure.

Description

This function replaces existing attribute values in a specified entry with a single Slapi_Value data value. The function first deletes the existing attribute from the entry, then replaces it with the new value specified.

This function replaces the deprecated slapi_entry_attr_replace() function. This function uses Slapi_Value attribute values instead of the berval attribute values.

Memory Concerns

This function makes a copy of the parameter vals. vals can be NULL.


slapi_entry_attr_set_charptr()

Replaces the value or values of an attribute in an entry with a specified string value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_entry_attr_set_charptr(Slapi_Entry* e, const char *type,
    const char *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry in which you want to set the value.

type

Attribute type in which you want to set the value.

value

String value that you want to assign to the attribute.

Memory Concerns

This function makes a copy of the parameter values. values can be NULL, and if so, this function is roughly equivalent to slapi_entry_attr_delete().

See Also

slapi_entry_attr_delete()


slapi_entry_attr_set_int()

Replaces the value or values of an attribute in an entry with a specified integer data value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_entry_attr_set_int(Slapi_Entry* e, const char *type,
    int l);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry in which you want to set the value.

type

Attribute type in which you want to set the value.

l

Integer value that you want assigned to the attribute.

Description

This function will replace the value or values of an attribute with the integer value that you specify. If the attribute does not exist, it is created with the integer value that you specify.


slapi_entry_attr_set_long()

Replaces the value or values of an attribute in an entry with a specified long data type value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_entry_attr_set_long(Slapi_Entry* e, const char *type,
    unsigned long l);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry in which you want to set the value.

type

Attribute type in which you want to set the value.

l

Long integer value that you want assigned to the attribute.


slapi_entry_attr_set_uint()

Replaces the value or values of an attribute in an entry with a specified unsigned integer data type value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_entry_attr_set_uint(Slapi_Entry* e, const char *type,
    unsigned int l);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry in which you want to set the value.

type

Attribute type in which you want to set the value.

l

Unsigned integer value that you want assigned to the attribute.

Description

This function will replace the value or values of an attribute with the unsigned integer value that you specify. If the attribute does not exist, it is created with the unsigned integer value you specify.


slapi_entry_attr_set_ulong()

Replaces the value or values of an attribute in an entry with a specified unsigned long data type value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_entry_attr_set_ulong(Slapi_Entry* e, const char *type,
    unsigned long l);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry in which you want to set the value.

type

Attribute type in which you want to set the value.

l

Unsigned long value that you want assigned to the attribute.

Description

This function will replace the value or values of an attribute with the unsigned long value that you specify. If the attribute does not exist, it is created with the unsigned long value that you specify.


slapi_entry_delete_string()

Deletes a string value from an attribute in an entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_delete_string(Slapi_Entry *e, const char *type,
    const char *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want the string deleted.

type

Attribute type from which you want the string deleted.

value

Value of string to delete.

Returns

Returns 0 when successful; any other value returned signals failure.


slapi_entry_delete_values_sv()

Removes an array of Slapi_Value data values from an attribute in an entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_delete_values_sv( Slapi_Entry *e, const char *type,
    Slapi_Value **vals );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to delete values.

type

Attribute from which you want to delete values.

vals

Array of Slapi_Value data values that you want to delete.

Returns

Returns LDAP_SUCCESS if the specified attribute and the array of Slapi_Value data values are deleted from the entry.

If the specified attribute contains a NULL value, the attribute is deleted from the attribute list and the function returns LDAP_NO_SUCH_ATTRIBUTE. Additionally, if the attribute is not found in the list of attributes for the specified entry, the function returns LDAP_NO_SUCH_ATTRIBUTE.

If there is an operational error during the processing of this call (such as a duplicate value found), the function will return LDAP_OPERATIONS_ERROR. If this occurs, please report the problem to Sun support services.

Description

This function removes an attribute/value set from an entry. Notice that both the attribute and its Slapi_Value data values are removed from the entry. If you supply a Slapi_Value whose value is NULL, the function will delete the specified attribute from the entry. In either case, the function returns LDAP_SUCCESS.

This function replaces the deprecated slapi_entry_delete_values() function. This function uses Slapi_Value attribute values instead of the berval attribute values.

Memory Concerns

The vals parameter can be NULL, in which case, this function does nothing.


slapi_entry_dup()

Makes a copy of an entry, its DN, and its attributes.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Entry *slapi_entry_dup( const Slapi_Entry *e );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry that you want to copy.

Returns

This function returns the new copy of the entry. If the structure cannot be duplicated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program terminates.

Description

This function returns a copy of an existing Slapi_Entry structure. You can call other front-end functions to change the DN and attributes of this entry.

Memory Concerns

When you are no longer using the entry, you should free it from memory by calling the slapi_entry_free() function.

See Also

slapi_entry_alloc()

slapi_entry_free()


slapi_entry_first_attr()

Finds the first attribute in an entry. If you want to iterate through the attributes in an entry, use this function in conjunction with the slapi_entry_next_attr() function.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_first_attr( Slapi_Entry *e, Slapi_Attr **attr );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to get the attribute.

attr

Pointer to the first attribute in the entry.

Returns

Returns 0 when successful; any other value returned signals failure.

Memory Concerns

Do not free the returned attr. This is a pointer into the internal entry data structure. If you need a copy, use slapi_attr_dup().

See Also

slapi_attr_dup()


slapi_entry_free()

Frees an entry, its DN, and its attributes from memory.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_entry_free( Slapi_Entry *e );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry that you want to free. If NULL, no action occurs.

Description

Call this function to free an entry that you have allocated by using the slapi_entry_alloc() function or the slapi_entry_dup() function.

Memory Concerns

To free entries, always use this function, as opposed to using slapi_ch_free(), or free().

See Also

slapi_entry_alloc()

slapi_entry_dup()


slapi_entry_get_dn()

Gets the distinguished name (DN) of the specified entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_entry_get_dn( Slapi_Entry *e );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to get the DN.

Returns

This function returns the DN of the entry. Notice that this returns a pointer to the actual DN in the entry, not a copy of the DN. You should not free the DN unless you plan to replace it by calling slapi_entry_set_dn().

Memory Concerns

Use slapi_ch_free() if you are replacing the DN with slapi_entry_set_dn().

See Also

slapi_ch_free()

slapi_entry_set_dn()


slapi_entry_get_dn_const()

Returns as a const the DN value of the entry that you specify.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
const char *slapi_entry_get_dn_const( const Slapi_Entry *e );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to get the DN as a constant.

Returns

This function returns the DN of the entry that you specify. The DN is returned as a const; you are not able to modify the DN value. If the DN of the Slapi_DN object is NULL, the NDN value of Slapi_DN is returned.

Memory Concerns

Never free this value.


slapi_entry_get_ndn()

Returns the normalized DN from the entry that you specify.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_entry_get_ndn( Slapi_Entry *e );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to obtain the normalized DN.

Returns

This function returns the normalized DN from the entry that you specify. If the entry you specify does not contain a normalized DN, one is created through the processing of this function.

Memory Concerns

Never free this value.


slapi_entry_get_sdn()

Returns the Slapi_DN object from the entry that you specify.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_entry_get_sdn( Slapi_Entry *e );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to get the Slapi_DN object.

Returns

This function returns the Slapi_DN object from the entry that you specify.

Memory Concerns

Never free this value. If you need a copy, use slapi_sdn_dup().

See Also

slapi_sdn_dup()


slapi_entry_get_sdn_const()

Returns as a const the value of the Slapi_DN object from the entry that you specify.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
const Slapi_DN *slapi_entry_get_sdn_const ( const Slapi_Entry *e );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to get the Slapi_DN object.

Returns

Returns as a const the value of the Slapi_DN object from the entry that you specify.

Memory Concerns

Never free this value. If you need a copy, use slapi_sdn_dup().

See Also

slapi_sdn_dup()


slapi_entry_get_uniqueid()

Gets the unique ID value of the entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
const char *slapi_entry_get_uniqueid( const Slapi_Entry *e );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want obtain the unique ID.

Returns

This function returns the unique ID value of the entry specified.

Memory Concerns

Never free this value. If you need a copy, use slapi_ch_strdup().

See Also

slapi_ch_strdup()


slapi_entry_has_children()

This function determines if the specified entry has child entries in the backend where it resides.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_has_children( const Slapi_Entry *e );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry that you want to test for child entries.

Returns

This function returns 1 if the entry you supply has child entries in the backend where it resides; otherwise it returns 0. Notice that if a subsuffix is in another backend, this function does not find children contained in that subsuffix.


slapi_entry_init()

Initializes the values of an entry with the DN and attribute value pairs you supply.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_entry_init(Slapi_Entry *e, char *dn, Slapi_Attr *a);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

The entry you want to initialize.

dn

The DN of the entry you are initializing.

a

Initialization list of attribute value pairs, supplied as a Slapi_Attr data value.

Description

This function initializes the attributes and the corresponding attribute values of an entry. Also, during the course of processing, the unique ID of the entry is set to NULL and the flag value is set to 0.

Use this function to initialize a Slapi_Entry pointer.

Memory Concerns

This function should always be used after slapi_entry_alloc(), and never otherwise. For example:

Slapi_Entry *e = slapi_entry_alloc();

slapi_entry_init(e, NULL, NULL);

To set the DN in the entry:

slapi_sdn_set_dn_passin(slapi_entry_get_sdn(e), dn);

In this case, the dn argument is not copied, but is consumed by the function. To copy the argument, see the following example:

char *dn = slapi_ch_strdup(some_dn);

Slapi_Entry *e = slapi_entry_alloc();

slapi_entry_init(e, dn, NULL);

dn is not freed in this context, but is eventually be freed when slapi_entry_free() is called.

See Also

slapi_ch_strdup()

slapi_entry_alloc()

slapi_entry_free()


slapi_entry_merge_values_sv()

Merges (adds) an array of Slapi_Value data values to a specified attribute in an entry. If the entry does not contain the attribute specified, the attribute is created with the value supplied.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_merge_values_sv( Slapi_Entry *e, const char *type,
    Slapi_Value **vals );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry into which you want to merge values.

type

Attribute type that contains the values you want to merge.

vals

Values that you want to merge into the entry. Values are of type Slapi_Value.

Returns

This function returns either LDAP_SUCCESS or LDAP_NO_SUCH_ATTRIBUTE.

Description

This function adds additional Slapi_Value data values to the existing values contained in an attribute. If the attribute type does not exist, it is created.

If the specified attribute exists in the entry, the function merges the value specified and returns LDAP_SUCCESS. If the attribute is not found in the entry, the function creates it with the Slapi_Value specified and returns LDAP_NO_SUCH_ATTRIBUTE.

Notice that if this function fails, it leaves the values for type within a pointer to e in an indeterminate state. The present value set may be truncated.

Memory Concerns

This function makes a copy of vals. vals can be NULL.


slapi_entry_next_attr()

Finds the next attribute after prevattr in an entry. To iterate through the attributes in an entry, use this function in conjunction with the slapi_entry_first_attr() function.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_next_attr( Slapi_Entry *e, Slapi_Attr *prevattr,
    Slapi_Attr **attr );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to get the attribute.

prevattr

Previous attribute in the entry.

attr

Pointer to the next attribute after prevattr in the entry.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful or -1 if prevattr was the last attribute in the entry.

Memory Concerns

Never free the returned attr. Use slapi_attr_dup() to make a copy if a copy is needed.

See Also

slapi_attr_dup()


slapi_entry_rdn_values_present()

Determines if the values in an entry's relative distinguished name (RDN) are also present as attribute values. (For example, if the entry's RDN is cn=Barbara Jensen, the function determines if the entry has the cn attribute with the value Barbara Jensen.)

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_rdn_values_present( Slapi_Entry *e );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want to get the attribute.

Returns

This function returns 1 if the values in the RDN are present in attributes of the entry or 0 if the values are not present.


slapi_entry_schema_check()

Determines whether or not the specified entry complies with the schema for its object class.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_entry_schema_check( Slapi_PBlock *pb, Slapi_Entry *e );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block.

e

Entry of which you want to check the schema.

Returns

Returns one of the following values:

Memory Concerns

The pb argument can be NULL. It is used only to get the SLAPI_IS_REPLACED_OPERATION flag. If that flag is present, no schema checking is done.


slapi_entry_set_dn()

Sets the distinguished name (DN) of an entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_entry_set_dn( Slapi_Entry *e, char *dn );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry to which you want to assign the DN.

dn

Distinguished name you want assigned to the entry.

Description

This function sets a pointer to the DN supplied in the specified entry.

Memory Concerns

dn is freed when slapi_entry_free() is called.

A copy of dn should be passed, for example:

char *dn = slapi_ch_strdup(some_dn);

slapi_entry_set_dn(e, dn);

The old dn is freed as a result of this call. Do not pass in a NULL value.

See Also

slapi_entry_free()

slapi_entry_get_dn()

slapi_entry_set_dn()


slapi_entry_set_sdn()

Sets the Slapi_DN value in an entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_entry_set_sdn( Slapi_Entry *e, const Slapi_DN *sdn );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry to which you want to set the value of the Slapi_DN.

sdn

The specified Slapi_DN value that you want to set.

Description

This function sets the value for the Slapi_DN object in the entry you specify.

Memory Concerns

This function makes a copy of the sdn argument.


slapi_entry_size()

This function returns the approximate size of an entry, rounded to the nearest 1k. This can be useful for checking cache sizes, estimating storage needs, and so on.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
size_t slapi_entry_size(Slapi_Entry *e);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry from which you want the size returned.

Returns

This function returns the size of the entry, rounded to the nearest 1k. The value returned is a size_t data type, with is a u_long value. If the entry is empty, a size of 1k is returned.

Description

When determining the size of an entry, only the sizes of the attribute values are counted; the size of other entry values (such as the size of attribute names, variously-normalized DNs, or any metadata) are not included in the size returned. It is assumed that the size of the metadata is well enough accounted for by the rounding of the size to the next largest 1k (this holds true especially in larger entries, where the actual size of the attribute values far outweighs the size of the metadata).

Notice that when determining the size of the entry, both deleted values and deleted attributes are included in the count.


slapi_filter_compare()

Determines if two filters are identical.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_filter_compare(struct slapi_filter *f1,
    struct slapi_filter *f2);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

f1

First filter to compare.

f2

Second filter to compare.

Returns

This function returns 0 if the two filters are identical, or a value other than 0 if they are not.

Description

This function allows you to determine if two filters are identical, and/or are allowed to be in a different order.


slapi_filter_free()

Frees the specified filter and (optionally) the set of filters that comprise it (for example, the set of filters in an LDAP_FILTER_AND type filter).

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_filter_free( Slapi_Filter *f, int recurse );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

f

Filter that you want to free.

recurse

If 1, recursively frees all filters that comprise this filter. If 0, only frees the filter specified by f.

Description

This function frees the filter in parameter f.

Memory Concerns

Filters created using slapi_str2filter() must be freed after using this function. Filters extracted from a parameter block using:

slapi_pblock_get( pb, SLAPI_SEARCH_FILTER, &filter );

must not be freed.

See Also

slapi_pblock_get()

slapi_str2filter()


slapi_filter_get_attribute_type()

Gets the attribute type for all simple filter choices.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_filter_get_attribute_type( Slapi_Filter *f, char **type );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

f

Filter from which you wish to get the substring values.

type

Pointer to the attribute type of the filter.

Returns

This function returns the attribute type of the filter.

Description

This function gets the attribute type for all simple filter choices:

A filter such as (mail-foo) will return the type mail.

Memory Concerns

The attribute type is returned in type and should not be freed after calling this function. It will be freed at the same time as the Slapi_Filter structure when slapi_filter_free() is called.

See Also

slapi_filter_get_choice()

slapi_filter_get_ava()

slapi_filter_get_type()

slapi_filter_free()


slapi_filter_get_ava()

(Applies only to filters of the types LDAP_FILTER_EQUALITY, LDAP_FILTER_GE, LDAP_FILTER_LE, LDAP_FILTER_APPROX) Gets the attribute type and the value from the filter.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_filter_get_ava( Slapi_Filter *f, char **type,
    struct berval **bval );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

f

Filter from which you wish to get the attribute and value.

type

Pointer to the attribute type of the filter.

bval

Pointer to the address of the berval structure containing the value of the filter.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful, or -1 if the filter is not one of the types listed above.

Description

Filters of the type LDAP_FILTER_EQUALITY, LDAP_FILTER_GE, LDAP_FILTER_LE, and LDAP_FILTER_APPROX generally compare a value against an attribute. For example:

(cn=Barbara Jensen)

This filter finds entries in which the value of the cn attribute is equal to Barbara Jensen.

The attribute type is returned in the parameter type, and the value is returned in the parameter bval.

Memory Concerns

The strings within the parameters type and bval are direct pointers to memory inside the Slapi_Filter, and therefore should not be freed after usage. They will be freed when a server entity calls slapi_filter_free() after usage of the Slapi_Filter structure.

See Also

slapi_filter_get_choice()

slapi_filter_get_type()

slapi_filter_get_attribute_type()


slapi_filter_get_choice()

Gets the type of the specified filter (for example, LDAP_FILTER_EQUALITY).

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_filter_get_choice( Slapi_Filter *f );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

f

Filter type that you wish to get.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

See Also

slapi_filter_get_type()

slapi_filter_get_attribute_type()

slapi_filter_get_ava()


slapi_filter_get_subfilt()

(Applies only to filters of the type LDAP_FILTER_SUBSTRINGS) Gets the substring values from the filter.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_filter_get_subfilt( Slapi_Filter *f, char **type,
    char **initial, char ***any, char **final );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

f

Filter from which you wish to get the substring values.

type

Pointer to the attribute type of the filter.

initial

Pointer to the initial substring ("starts with") of the filter.

any

Pointer to an array of the substrings ("contains") for the filter.

final

Pointer to the final substring ("ends with") of the filter.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

Filters of the type LDAP_FILTER_SUBSTRINGS generally compare a set of substrings against an attribute. For example:

(cn=John*Q*Public)

This filter finds entries in which the value of the cn attribute starts with John, contains Q, and ends with Public.

Call this function to get these substring values as well as the attribute type from this filter. In the case of the example above, calling this function gets the initial substring John, the any substring Q, and the final substring Public in addition to the attribute type cn.

See Also

slapi_filter_get_attribute_type()

slapi_filter_get_ava()

slapi_filter_get_choice()


slapi_filter_get_type()

(Applies only to filters of the type LDAP_FILTER_PRESENT) Gets the attribute type specified in the filter.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_filter_get_type( Slapi_Filter *f, char **type );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

f

Filter from which you want to get the substring values.

type

Pointer to the attribute type of the filter.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful, or -1 if the filter is not one of the types listed above.

Description

Filters of the type LDAP_FILTER_PRESENT generally determine if a specified attribute is assigned a value. For example:

(mail=*)

This filter finds entries that have a value assigned to the mail attribute.

Call this function to get the attribute type from this filter. In the case of the example above, calling this function gets the attribute type mail.

Memory Concerns

The string returned in the parameter type must not be freed after calling this function. It will be freed when the structure Slapi_Filter is freed by calling slapi_filter_free().

See Also

slapi_filter_get_attribute_type()

slapi_filter_get_ava()

slapi_filter_get_choice()


slapi_filter_join()

Joins the two specified filters using one of the following filter types: LDAP_FILTER_AND, LDAP_FILTER_OR, or LDAP_FILTER_NOT. When specifying the filter type LDAP_FILTER_NOT, the second filter should be NULL.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Filter *slapi_filter_join( int ftype, Slapi_Filter *f1,
    Slapi_Filter *f2 );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

ftype

Type of composite filter you want to create.

f1

First filter that you want to join.

f2

Second filter that you want to join. If ftype is LDAP_FILTER_NOT, specify NULL for this argument.

Returns

This function returns the new filter constructed from the other two filters.

Description

Filters of the type LDAP_FILTER_AND, LDAP_FILTER_OR, and LDAP_FILTER_NOT generally consist of one or more other filters. For example:

(&(ou=Accounting)(l=Sunnyvale))

(|(ou=Accounting)(l=Sunnyvale))

(!(l=Sunnyvale))

Each of these examples contain one or more LDAP_FILTER_EQUALITY filters.

Call the slapi_filter_join() function to create a new filter of the type LDAP_FILTER_AND, LDAP_FILTER_OR, or LDAP_FILTER_NOT.

Memory Concerns

The f1 and f2 filters are not copied, nor freed, during the join process, but the resulting filter will have references pointing to these two filters.


slapi_filter_list_first()

(Applies only to filters of the types LDAP_FILTER_EQUALITY, LDAP_FILTER_GE, LDAP_FILTER_LE, LDAP_FILTER_APPROX) Gets the first filter that makes up the specified filter.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Filter *slapi_filter_list_first( Slapi_Filter *f );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

f

Filter of which you wish to get the first component.

Returns

The first filter that makes up the specified filter f.

Description

To iterate through all filters that make up a specified filter, use this function in conjunction with the slapi_filter_list_next() function.

Filters of the type LDAP_FILTER_AND, LDAP_FILTER_OR, and LDAP_FILTER_NOT generally consist of one or more other filters. For example, if the filter is:

(&(ou=Accounting)(l=Sunnyvale))

the first filter in this list is:

(ou=Accounting)

Call this function to get the first filter in the list.

Memory Concerns

No duplication of the filter is done, so this filter should not be freed independently of the original filter.

See Also

slapi_filter_list_next()


slapi_filter_list_next()

(Applies only to filters of the types LDAP_FILTER_EQUALITY, LDAP_FILTER_GE, LDAP_FILTER_LE, LDAP_FILTER_APPROX) Gets the next filter (following fprev) that makes up the specified filter f.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Filter *slapi_filter_list_next(Slapi_Filter *f,
    Slapi_Filter *fprev);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

f

Filter from which you want to get the next component (after fprev).

fprev

Filter within the specified filter f.

Returns

The next filter (after fprev) that makes up the specified filter f.

Description

To iterate through all filters that make up a specified filter, use this function in conjunction with the slapi_filter_list_first() function.

Filters of the type LDAP_FILTER_AND, LDAP_FILTER_OR, and LDAP_FILTER_NOT generally consist of one or more other filters. For example, if the filter is:

(&(ou=Accounting)(l=Sunnyvale))

the next filter after (ou=Accounting) in this list is:

(l=Sunnyvale)

Call the slapi_filter_list_next() function to get the filters from this list.

Memory Concerns

No duplication of the filter is done, so the filter should not be freed independently of the original filter.

See Also

slapi_filter_list_first()


slapi_filter_test()

Determines if the specified entry matches a particular filter.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_filter_test( Slapi_PBlock *pb, Slapi_Entry *e,
    Slapi_Filter *f, int verify_access );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block.

e

Entry that you want to test.

f

Filter that you want to test the entry against.

verify_access

If 1, verifies that the current user has access rights to search the specified entry. If 0, bypasses any access control.

Returns

One of the following values:

See Also

slapi_filter_test_simple()

slapi_filter_test_ext()


slapi_filter_test_ext()

Determines if an entry matches a given filter.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_filter_test_ext( Slapi_PBlock *pb, Slapi_Entry *e,
    Slapi_Filter *f, int verify_access, int only_test_access)

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block from which the user is extracted

e

The entry on which filter matching must be verified.

f

The filter used for filter matching.

verify_access

0 when access checking is not to be done.

1 when access checking must be done.

only_test_access

0 when filter matching must be done.

1 when filter matching must not be done.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

This function allows you to determine if an entry matches a given filter, or that the current user has the permission to access the entry.

See Also

slapi_filter_test_simple()

slapi_filter_test()


slapi_filter_test_simple()

Determines if an entry matches a filter.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_filter_test_simple( Slapi_Entry *e, Slapi_Filter *f);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Entry that you wish to test.

f

Filter to match the entry against.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

This function allows you to check if entry e matches filter f.

See Also

slapi_filter_test()

slapi_filter_test_ext()


slapi_find_matching_paren()

Find a right parenthesis matching a left parenthesis.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char *slapi_find_matching_paren( const char *str );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

str

Pointer to a string starting with a left parenthesis

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the right parenthesis if successful. Otherwise, it returns NULL indicating that no matching right parenthesis was found.

Description

This function takes a pointer to a string starting with a left parenthesis, (, and returns a pointer to the matching right parenthesis, ). It may be useful when evaluating complex search filter strings.


slapi_free_search_results_internal()

Frees search results returned by the slapi_search_internal_pb() and slapi_search_internal_callback_pb() functions.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_free_search_results_internal(Slapi_PBlock *pb);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block returned by the slapi_search_internal_pb() and slapi_search_internal_callback_pb() functions.

Description

This function must be called when you are finished with the entries before freeing the parameter block.


slapi_free_suffix_list()

Free a list of directory suffixes.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_free_suffix_list(Slapi_DN ** suffix_list);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

suffix_list

Array of Distinguished Names for the suffixes to free

Description

This function frees each entry in suffix_list, and the suffix_list itself. It does not remove data from a database associated with the suffix.


slapi_get_first_backend()

Returns a pointer of the backend structure of the first backend.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Backend* slapi_get_first_backend(char **cookie);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

cookie

Output parameter containing the index of the returned backed. This is useful for calls to slapi_get_next_backend(). Contains 0 in output if no backend is returned.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the backend structure of the first backend, and its index, in the cookie parameter, or NULL if there is no backend.

Description

This function returns a pointer to the backend structure of the first backend. If you wish to iterate through all of the backends, use this function in conjunction with slapi_get_next_backend(). For example:

Slapi_Backend *be = NULL;
char *cookie = NULL;
be = slapi_get_first_backend (&cookie);
while (be)
    {
    ...
    be = slapi_get_next_backend (cookie);
    }
slapi_ch_free ((void**)&cookie);

Memory Concerns

Free the cookie parameter after the iteration using slapi_ch_free().

See Also

slapi_get_next_backend()


slapi_get_object_extension()

Access an object extension.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void *slapi_get_object_extension(int objecttype, void *object,
    int extensionhandle);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

objecttype

Type set by the server

object

Pointer to the object you extended

extensionhandle

Handle set by the server

Description

This function returns a pointer to the object extension registered using slapi_register_object_extension().

See Also

slapi_register_object_extension()


slapi_get_next_backend()

Returns a pointer to the next backend.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Backend* slapi_get_next_backend(char *cookie);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

cookie

Upon input, contains the index from which the search for the next backend is done. Upon output, contains the index of the returned backend.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the next backend, if it exists, and updates the cookie parameter. Otherwise, it returns NULL and cookie is not changed.

Description

This function returns a pointer to the next backend. If you wish to iterate through all of the backends, use this function in conjunction with slapi_get_first_backend(). For example:

Slapi_Backend *be = NULL;
char *cookie = NULL;
be = slapi_get_first_backend (&cookie);
while (be )
    {
    ...
    be = slapi_get_next_backend (cookie);
    }
slapi_ch_free ((void**)&cookie);

Memory Concerns

Free the cookie parameter after the iteration using slapi_ch_free().

See Also

slapi_get_first_backend()

slapi_ch_free()


slapi_get_supported_controls_copy()

Retrieves an allocated array of object identifiers (OIDs) representing the controls supported by Directory Server. You can register new controls by calling slapi_register_supported_control().

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_get_supported_controls_copy( char ***ctrloidsp,
    unsigned long **ctrlopsp );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

ctrloidsp

Pointer to a character array that will receive the set of supported control OIDs. Pass NULL for this parameter if you do not wish to receive the OIDs.

ctrlopsp

Pointer to an unsigned long array that will receive the supported operation values for each control in the ctrloidsp array. Pass NULL for this parameter if you do not wish to receive the supported operation values.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful, or a non-zero value if an error occurs.

Description

This function replaces the deprecated slapi_get_supported_controls() function from previous releases, as it was not multithread safe.

When you call slapi_register_supported_control() to register a control, you specify the OID of the control and the IDs of the operations that support the control. The server records this information in two arrays; an array of control OIDs, and an array of operations that support the control. You can get copies of these arrays by calling slapi_get_supported_controls_copy().

For each OID returned in the ctrloidsp array, the corresponding array element (with the same index) in the ctrlopsp array identifies the operations that support the control. For a list of the possible IDs for the operations, see slapi_register_supported_control().

Memory Concerns

The returned ctrloidsp array should be freed by calling slapi_ch_array_free(). The returned ctrlopsp array should be freed by calling slapi_ch_free().

See Also

slapi_register_supported_control()

slapi_ch_array_free()


slapi_get_supported_extended_ops_copy()

Gets a copy of the object IDs (OIDs) of the extended operations.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char **slapi_get_supported_extended_ops_copy ( void );

Parameters

This function takes no parameters.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to an array of the OIDs of the extended operations supported by the server.

Description

This function replaces the deprecated slapi_get_supported_extended_ops() function from earlier releases, as slapi_get_supported_extended_ops() was not multithread safe.

This function gets a copy of the object IDs (OIDs) of the extended operations supported by the server. You can register new extended operations by putting the OID in the SLAPI_PLUGIN_EXT_OP_OIDLIST parameter and calling slapi_pblock_set().

Memory Concerns

The array returned by this function should be freed by calling the slapi_ch_array_free() function.

See Also

slapi_pblock_set()

slapi_ch_array_free()


slapi_get_supported_saslmechanisms_copy()

Gets an array of the names of the supported Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) mechanisms. You can register new SASL mechanisms by calling the slapi_register_supported_saslmechanism() function.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char ** slapi_get_supported_saslmechanisms_copy( void );

Returns

This function returns a pointer to an array of the names of SASL mechanisms supported by the server.


slapi_has8thBit()

Checks if a string has an 8-bit character.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_has8thBit(unsigned char *s);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

s

Pointer to the NULL-terminated string to test.

Returns

This function returns 1 if the string contains an 8-bit character, or 0 if it does not.


slapi_is_rootdse()

This function determines if an entry is the root DSE. The root DSE is a special entry that contains information about the Directory Server, including its capabilities and configuration.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_is_rootdse ( const char *dn );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

dn

The DN that you want to test to see if it is the root DSE entry.

Returns

This function returns 1 if dn is the root DSE; otherwise the function returns 0.


slapi_is_root_suffix()

Checks if a suffix is a root suffix of the DIT.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_is_root_suffix(Slapi_DN * dn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

dn

DN that you wish to check.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:


slapi_ldap_init()

Get a thread-safe handle to an LDAP connection.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
LDAP *slapi_ldap_init(char *ldaphost, int ldapport, int secure,
    int shared);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

ldaphost

Host on which the LDAP server is running

ldapport

Port on which the LDAP server is listening

secure

1 for a secure connection over SSL, NULL otherwise

shared

If not NULL, then the connection may be shared between threads

Description

This function allows a plug-in to retrieve a thread-safe handle to an LDAP connection. When done with the handle, call slapi_ldap_unbind().

A timeout may be set for the connection using the LDAP C SDK provided as part of Directory Server Resource Kit. Code Example 2-1 demonstrates how to set a timeout.

Code Example 2-1 Setting a Timeout

#include "slapi-plugin.h"

#include "ldap.h"

void

my_ldap_function(void)

{

    LDAP * ld;

    int    to = 5000;                  /* 5000 ms == 5 s timeout */

    if ((ld = slapi_ldap_init(host, port, 0, 1)) == NULL) {

        /* error trying to create an LDAP session */

        return -1;

    }

    if (ldap_set_option(ld, LDAP_X_OPT_CONNECT_TIMEOUT, &to) != 0) {

        /* error setting timeout                                 */

        slapi_ldap_unbind(ld);

        return -1;

    }

    /* Use the handle for a search for example.                  */

    slapi_ldap_unbind(ld);

    return 0;

}

Returns

This function returns an LDAP connection handle if successful. Otherwise, it returns NULL.

See Also

slapi_ldap_unbind()


slapi_ldap_unbind()

Release an LDAP connection obtained using slapi_ldap_init().

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_ldap_unbind( LDAP *ld );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

ld

Handle to the LDAP connection

Description

This function allows a plug-in to release an LDAP connection obtained using slapi_ldap_init().

See Also

slapi_ldap_init()


slapi_lock_mutex()

Lock a mutex.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_lock_mutex( Slapi_Mutex *mutex );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

mutex

Mutex for thread synchronization

Description

This function allows thread synchronization. Once a thread has locked a mutex using this function, other threads attempting to acquire the lock are blocked until the thread holding the mutex calls slapi_UTF8STRTOLOWER().

See Also

slapi_destroy_mutex()

slapi_new_mutex()

slapi_UTF8STRTOLOWER()


slapi_log_error_ex()

Write an error message to the server error log.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_log_error_ex(long errorId,
    long msgId, int connId, int opId, char * context,
    char * message, char * format, /* args */ ...);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

errorId

Unique identifier you provide for this error message

msgId

Identifier for the current message obtained using SLAPI_OPERATION_MSGID

connId

Identifier for the current connection obtained using SLAPI_CONN_ID

opId

Identifier for the current operation obtained using SLAPI_OPERATION_ID

context

String indicating the context in which the error arose such as the name of the plug-in function logging the message

message

String message identifying this error

format

Format specification in the style of printf()

args

Arguments for the format specification in format

Description

This function writes the specified error message to the server error log in synchronous fashion. This function does not return until the log message has been flushed to disk, thus blocking the server for the duration of the write operation. By default, the error log is ServerRoot/slapd-serverID/logs/errors.

Unlike slapi_log_info_ex(), this function cannot be turned off.

Error messages typically concern fatal errors. For warnings, use slapi_log_warning_ex(). For informational log messages, use slapi_log_info_ex().

Example

Code Example 2-2 shows a call to slapi_log_error_ex().

Code Example 2-2 Logging an Error

#include "slapi-plugin.h"

#include "example-com-error-ids.h" /* example.com unique

                                      error IDs file       */

int

foobar(Slapi_PBlock * pb)

{

    char * error_cause;

    int    apocalypse = 1;         /* Expect the worst.    */

    /* ... */

    if (apocalypse) {              /* Server to crash soon */

        slapi_log_error_ex(

            EXCOM_SERVER_MORIBUND, /* Unique error ID      */

            SLAPI_LOG_NO_MSGID,

            SLAPI_LOG_NO_CONNID,

            SLAPI_LOG_NO_OPID,

            "example.com: foobar in baz plug-in",

            "cannot write to file system: %s\n",

            error_cause

        );

        return -1;

    }

    return 0;

}

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns -1.

See Also

slapi_log_info_ex()

slapi_log_warning_ex()


slapi_log_info_ex()

Write an informational message to the server error log.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_log_info_ex(slapi_log_info_area_t area,
    slapi_log_info_level_t level,
    long msgId, int connId, int opId, char * context,
    char * format, /* args */, ...);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

area

Identifies the server component so logging can be turned on by adding the decimal value of the area to the value for nsslapd-infolog-area. Subtract from the value to turn informational logging off.

level

Identifies whether the server should log this message when informational logging is activated for area.

When informational logging is activated, setting level to:

  • SLAPI_LOG_INFO_LEVEL_DEFAULT means always log the message.
  • SLAPI_LOG_INFO_LEVEL_EXTRA means only log if the value of nsslapd-infolog-level is greater than 0.

msgId

Identifier for the current message obtained using SLAPI_OPERATION_MSGID

connId

Identifier for the current connection obtained using SLAPI_CONN_ID

opId

Identifier for the current operation obtained using SLAPI_OPERATION_ID

context

String indicating the context in which the message arose such as the name of the plug-in function logging the message

format

Format specification in the style of printf()

args

Arguments for the format specification in format

Description

This function writes the specified error message to the server error log in synchronous fashion. This function does not return until the log message has been flushed to disk, thus blocking the server for the duration of the write operation. By default, the error log is ServerRoot/slapd-serverID/logs/errors.

This function is turned off by default. Activate logging of the message by adding the decimal representation of area to the value of nsslapd-infolog-area on cn=config for the directory. The following command enables logging for messages with area SLAPI_LOG_INFO_AREA_PLUGIN and level SLAPI_LOG_INFO_LEVEL_DEFAULT:

$ ldapmodify -p port -D "cn=directory manager" -w password
dn: cn=config
changetype: modify
replace: nsslapd-infolog-area
nsslapd-infolog-area: 65536

The directory console offers a less arcane interface for activating and deactivating informational logging.

Informational message are typically those that system administrators may ignore unless trying to debug server behavior. For errors, use slapi_log_error_ex(). For warnings, use slapi_log_warning_ex().

Example

Code Example 2-3 shows a call to slapi_log_info_ex().

Code Example 2-3 Logging an Informational Message

#include "slapi-plugin.h"

int

hello()

{

    slapi_log_info_ex(

        SLAPI_LOG_INFO_AREA_PLUGIN,

        SLAPI_LOG_INFO_LEVEL_DEFAULT,

        SLAPI_LOG_NO_MSGID,

        SLAPI_LOG_NO_CONNID,

        SLAPI_LOG_NO_OPID,

        "hello() from a plug-in",

        "Hello, World!\n"

    );

    return 0;

}

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns -1.

See Also

slapi_log_error_ex()

slapi_log_warning_ex()


slapi_log_warning_ex()

Write a warning message to the server error log.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_log_warning_ex(long warningId,
    long msgId, int connId, int opId, char * context,
    char * message, char * format, /* args */ ...);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

warningId

Unique identifier you provide for this warning message

msgId

Identifier for the current message obtained using SLAPI_OPERATION_MSGID

connId

Identifier for the current connection obtained using SLAPI_CONN_ID

opId

Identifier for the current operation obtained using SLAPI_OPERATION_ID

context

String indicating the context in which the warning arose such as the name of the plug-in function logging the message

message

String message identifying this warning

format

Format specification in the style of printf()

args

Arguments for the format specification in format

Description

This function writes the specified error message to the server error log in synchronous fashion. This function does not return until the log message has been flushed to disk, thus blocking the server for the duration of the write operation. By default, the error log is ServerRoot/slapd-serverID/logs/errors.

Unlike slapi_log_info_ex(), this function cannot be turned off.

Warning messages typically concern potentially serious situations, but not fatal errors. For fatal errors, use slapi_log_error_ex(). For informational log messages, use slapi_log_info_ex().

Example

Code Example 2-4 shows a call to slapi_log_warning_ex().

Code Example 2-4 Logging a Warning

#include "slapi-plugin.h"

#include "example-com-warning-ids.h" /* example.com unique

                                        warning IDs file  */

int

foobar()

{

    int disk_use_percentage;

    /* ... */

    if (disk_use_percentage >= 95){

        slapi_log_warning_ex(

            EXCOM_DISK_FULL_WARN,    /* unique warning ID */

            SLAPI_LOG_NO_MSGID,

            SLAPI_LOG_NO_CONNID,

            SLAPI_LOG_NO_OPID,

            "example.com: foobar in baz plug-in",

            "disk %.0f%% full, find more space\n",

            (float)disk_use_percentage

        );

    }

    return 0;

}

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns -1.

See Also

slapi_log_error_ex()

slapi_log_info_ex()


slapi_matchingrule_free()

Free a Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry after registering the matching rule.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_matchingrule_free(Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry **mrEntry,
    int freeMembers);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

mrEntry

Matching rule registration object

freeMembers

Whether to free the members of the Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry

If 0, do not free the members of the Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry.

Description

This function frees memory allocated to a Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry after the structure has been used to register a matching rule.

See Also

slapi_matchingrule_new()

slapi_matchingrule_register()


slapi_matchingrule_get()

Access a Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry member.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_matchingrule_get(Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry *mr, int arg,
    void *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

mr

Matching rule registration object

arg

Identifier for the Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry member:

  • SLAPI_MATCHINGRULE_DESC, a string describing the matching rule
  • SLAPI_MATCHINGRULE_NAME, a string identifying the matching rule
  • SLAPI_MATCHINGRULE_OID, a string representing the matching rule object identifier
  • SLAPI_MATCHINGRULE_SYNTAX, the matching rule syntax OID string 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15
  • SLAPI_MATCHINGRULE_OBSOLETE, an int identifying whether the rule is obsolete

value

Value retrieved from the member

Description

This function accesses a Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry member based on the identifier in arg.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns -1.

See Also

slapi_matchingrule_register()

slapi_matchingrule_set()


slapi_matchingrule_new()

Allocate a Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry *slapi_matchingrule_new(void);

Description

This function allocates a Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry used to register a matching rule.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the matching rule registration object if successful. Otherwise, it returns NULL.

See Also

slapi_matchingrule_free()

slapi_matchingrule_register()


slapi_matchingrule_register()

Register a matching rule with the server.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_matchingrule_register(Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry *mrEntry);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

mrEntry

Matching rule registration object

Description

This function registers a Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry with the server. Register matching rules as part of the plug-in initialization function.

First, allocate the structure using slapi_matchingrule_new(). Next, set the members of the matching rule entry using slapi_matchingrule_set(). After setting the members, register the matching rule with the server using this function. Finally, free the memory allocated using slapi_matchingrule_free().

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns -1.

See Also

slapi_matchingrule_free()

slapi_matchingrule_get()

slapi_matchingrule_new()

slapi_matchingrule_set()


slapi_matchingrule_set()

Modify a Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry member.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_matchingrule_set(Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry *mr, int arg,
    void *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

mr

Matching rule registration object

arg

Identifier for the Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry member:

  • SLAPI_MATCHINGRULE_DESC, a string describing the matching rule
  • SLAPI_MATCHINGRULE_NAME, a string identifying the matching rule
  • SLAPI_MATCHINGRULE_OID, a string representing the matching rule object identifier
  • SLAPI_MATCHINGRULE_SYNTAX, the matching rule syntax OID string 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15
  • SLAPI_MATCHINGRULE_OBSOLETE, an int identifying whether the rule is obsolete

value

Value to affect to the member

Description

This function modifies a Slapi_MatchingRuleEntry member based on the identifier in arg.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns -1.

See Also

slapi_matchingrule_get()

slapi_matchingrule_register()


slapi_mod_add_value()

Adds a value to a Slapi_Mod structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mod_add_value(Slapi_Mod *smod, const struct berval *val);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mod.

val

Pointer to a berval representing the attribute value.

Description

Adds a copy of a given attribute to the Slapi_Mod.


slapi_mod_done()

Frees the internals of Slapi_Mod structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mod_done(Slapi_Mod *mod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

mod

Pointer to a Slapi_Mod.

Description

This function frees the internals of a Slapi_Mod, leaving it in the uninitialized state.

Memory Concerns

Use this function on a stack-allocated Slapi_Mod when you have finished with it, or wish to reuse it.

See Also

slapi_mod_init()

slapi_mod_init_byref()

slapi_mod_init_byval()

slapi_mod_init_passin()


slapi_mod_dump()

Dumps the contents of an LDAPMod to the server log.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mod_dump(LDAPMod *mod, int n);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

mod

Pointer to an LDAPMod.

n

Numeric label that will be included in the log.

Description

This function uses the LDAP_DEBUG_ANY log level to dump the contents of an LDAPMod to ServerRoot/slapd-serverID/logs/errors for debugging.


slapi_mod_free()

Frees a Slapi_Mod structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mod_free(Slapi_Mod **smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mod.

Description

This function frees a Slapi_Mod structure that was allocated by slapi_mod_new().

See Also

slapi_mod_new()


slapi_mod_get_first_value()

Initializes a Slapi_Mod iterator and returns the first attribute value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
struct berval *slapi_mod_get_first_value(Slapi_Mod *smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mod.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the first attribute value in the Slapi_Mod, or NULL if no values exist.

Description

Use this function with slapi_mod_get_next_value() to iterate through the attribute values in a Slapi_Mod structure.

See Also

slapi_mod_get_next_value()


slapi_mod_get_ldapmod_byref()

Gets a reference to the LDAPMod in a Slapi_Mod structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
const LDAPMod *slapi_mod_get_ldapmod_byref(const Slapi_Mod *smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mod.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to a read-only LDAPMod owned by the Slapi_Mod.

Description

Use this function to get direct access to the LDAPMod contained in a Slapi_Mod.

Memory Concerns

Responsibility for the LDAPMod remains with the Slapi_Mod.

See Also

slapi_mod_get_ldapmod_passout()


slapi_mod_get_ldapmod_passout()

Retrieves the LDAPMod contained in a Slapi_Mod structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
LDAPMod *slapi_mod_get_ldapmod_passout(Slapi_Mod *smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mod.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to an LDAPMod owned by the caller.

Description

Use this function to get the LDAPMod out of a Slapi_Mod.

Memory Concerns

Responsibility for the LDAPMod transfers to the caller. The Slapi_Mod is left in the uninitialized state.

See Also

slapi_mod_get_ldapmod_byref()


slapi_mod_get_next_value()

Increments the Slapi_Mod iterator and returns the next attribute value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
struct berval *slapi_mod_get_next_value(Slapi_Mod *smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mod.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the next attribute value in the Slapi_Mod, or NULL if there are no more.

Description

Use this function with slapi_mod_get_first_value() to iterate through the attribute values in a Slapi_Mod.

See Also

slapi_mod_get_first_value()


slapi_mod_get_num_values()

Gets the number of values in a Slapi_Mod structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_mod_get_num_values(const Slapi_Mod *smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mod.

Returns

This function returns the number of attribute values in the Slapi_Mod.


slapi_mod_get_operation()

Gets the operation type of Slapi_Mod structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_mod_get_operation(const Slapi_Mod *smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mod.

Returns

This function returns one of LDAP_MOD_ADD, LDAP_MOD_DELETE, LDAP_MOD_REPLACE, combined using the bitwise or operator with LDAP_MOD_BYVALUES.

See Also

slapi_mod_set_operation()


slapi_mod_get_type()

Gets the attribute type of a Slapi_Mod structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
const char *slapi_mod_get_type(const Slapi_Mod *smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mod.

Returns

This function returns a read-only pointer to the attribute type in the Slapi_Mod.

Description

Gets the LDAP attribute type of a Slapi_Mod.

See Also

slapi_mod_set_type()


slapi_mod_init()

Initializes a Slapi_Mod structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mod_init(Slapi_Mod *smod, int initCount);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an uninitialized Slapi_Mod.

initCount

Suggested number of attribute values for which to make room. Minimum value is 0.

Description

This function initializes a Slapi_Mod so that it is empty, but initially has room for the given number of attribute values.

Memory Concerns

If you are unsure of the room you will need, you may use an initCount of 0. The Slapi_Mod expands as necessary.

See Also

slapi_mod_done()

slapi_mod_init_byref()

slapi_mod_init_byval()

slapi_mod_init_passin()


slapi_mod_init_byref()

Initializes a Slapi_Mod structure that is a wrapper for an existing LDAPMod.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mod_init_byref(Slapi_Mod *smod, LDAPMod *mod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an uninitialized Slapi_Mod.

mod

Pointer to an LDAPMod.

Description

This function initializes a Slapi_Mod containing a reference to an LDAPMod. Use this function when you have an LDAPMod and would like the convenience of the Slapi_Mod functions to access it.

See Also

slapi_mod_done()

slapi_mod_init()

slapi_mod_init_byval()

slapi_mod_init_passin()


slapi_mod_init_byval()

Initializes a Slapi_Mod structure with a copy of an LDAPMod.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mod_init_byval(Slapi_Mod *smod, const LDAPMod *mod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an uninitialized Slapi_Mod.

mod

Pointer to an LDAPMod.

See Also

slapi_mod_done()

slapi_mod_init()

slapi_mod_init_byref()

slapi_mod_init_passin()


slapi_mod_init_passin()

Initializes a Slapi_Mod from an LDAPMod.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mod_init_passin(Slapi_Mod *smod, LDAPMod *mod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an uninitialized Slapi_Mod.

mod

Pointer to an LDAPMod.

Description

This function initializes a Slapi_Mod by passing in an LDAPMod. Use this function to convert an LDAPMod to a Slapi_Mod.

Memory Concerns

Responsibility for the LDAPMod is transferred to the Slapi_Mod. The LDAPMod is destroyed when the Slapi_Mod is destroyed.

See Also

slapi_mod_done()

slapi_mod_init()

slapi_mod_init_byref()

slapi_mod_init_byval()


slapi_mod_isvalid()

Determines whether a Slapi_Mod structure is valid.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_mod_isvalid(const Slapi_Mod *mod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to a Slapi_Mod.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

Use this function to verify that the contents of Slapi_Mod are valid. It is considered valid if the operation type is one of LDAP_MOD_ADD, LDAP_MOD_DELETE, LDAP_MOD_REPLACE, combined using the bitwise or operator with LDAP_MOD_BYVALUES; the attribute type is not NULL; and there is at least one attribute value for add and replace operations.


slapi_mod_new()

Allocates a new Slapi_Mod structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Mod* slapi_mod_new( void );

Parameters

This function takes no parameters.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to an allocated, uninitialized Slapi_Mod.

Description

This function allocates a new uninitialized Slapi_Mod. Use this function when you need to a Slapi_Mod allocated from the heap, rather than from the stack.

See Also

slapi_mod_free()


slapi_mod_remove_value()

Removes the value at the current Slapi_Mod iterator position.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mod_remove_value(Slapi_Mod *smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mod.

See Also

slapi_mod_get_first_value()

slapi_mod_get_next_value()


slapi_mod_set_operation()

Sets the operation type of a Slapi_Mod structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mod_set_operation(Slapi_Mod *smod, int op);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mod.

op

One of LDAP_MOD_ADD, LDAP_MOD_DELETE, LDAP_MOD_REPLACE, combined using the bitwise or operator with LDAP_MOD_BYVALUES.

See Also

slapi_mod_get_operation()


slapi_mod_set_type()

Sets the attribute type of a Slapi_Mod.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mod_set_type(Slapi_Mod *smod, const char *type);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smod

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mod.

type

An attribute type.

Description

Sets the attribute type of the Slapi_Mod to a copy of the given value.

See Also

slapi_mod_get_type()


slapi_moddn_get_newdn()

Builds the new DN of an entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
char * slapi_moddn_get_newdn(Slapi_DN *dn_olddn, char *newrdn,
    char *newsuperiordn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

dn_olddn

The old DN value.

newrdn

The new RDN value.

newsuperiordn

If not NULL, will be the DN of the future superior entry of the new DN, which will be worked out by adding the value in newrdn in front of the content of this parameter.

Returns

This function returns the new DN for the entry whose previous DN was dn_olddn.

Description

This function is used for moddn operations and builds a new DN out of a new RDN and the DN of the new parent.

The new DN is worked out by adding the new RDN in newrdn to a parent DN. The parent will be the value in newsuperiordn, if different from NULL, and will otherwise be taken from dn_olddn by removing the old RDN. (The parent of the entry will still be the same as the new DN).

Memory Concerns

You must free the DN returned using slapi_ch_free_string().


slapi_modify_internal_pb()

Performs an LDAP modify operation based on a parameter block to modify a directory entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_modify_internal_pb(Slapi_PBlock *pb);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

pb

A parameter block that has been initialized using slapi_modify_internal_set_pb().

Returns

This function returns -1 if the parameter passed is a NULL pointer. Otherwise, it returns 0.

After your code calls this function, the server sets SLAPI_PLUGIN_INTOP_RESULT in the parameter block to the appropriate LDAP result code. You can therefore check SLAPI_PLUGIN_INTOP_RESULT in the parameter block to determine whether an error has occurred.

Description

This function performs an internal modify operation based on a parameter block. The parameter block should be initialized by calling slapi_modify_internal_set_pb().

Memory Concerns

None of the parameters that are passed to slapi_modify_internal_set_pb() are altered or consumed by this function.


slapi_modify_internal_set_pb()

Prepares a parameter block for an internal modify operation.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_modify_internal_set_pb(Slapi_PBlock *pb,
    const char *dn, LDAPMod **mods, LDAPControl **controls,
    const char *uniqueid, Slapi_ComponentId *plugin_identity,
    int operation_flags);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block for the internal modify operation

dn

Distinguished Name of the entry to modify

mods

Array of modifications to apply

controls

Array of controls to request for the modify operation

uniqueid

Unique identifier for the entry if using this rather than DN

plugin_identity

Plug-in identifier obtained from SLAPI_PLUGIN_IDENTITY during plug-in initialization

operation_flags

NULL or SLAPI_OP_FLAG_NEVER_CHAIN

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns an LDAP error code.

Description

This function prepares a parameter block for use with slapi_modify_internal_pb().

Memory Concerns

Allocate the parameter block using slapi_pblock_new() before calling this function.

Directory Server does not free the parameters you passed to this function.

Free the parameter block after calling slapi_modify_internal_pb().

See Also

slapi_modify_internal_pb()

slapi_pblock_new()


slapi_modrdn_internal_pb()

Performs an LDAP modify RDN operation based on a parameter block to rename a directory entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_modrdn_internal_pb(Slapi_PBlock *pb);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

pb

A parameter block that has been initialized using slapi_rename_internal_set_pb().

Returns

This function returns -1 if the parameter passed is a NULL pointer. Otherwise, it returns 0.

After your code calls this function, the server sets SLAPI_PLUGIN_INTOP_RESULT in the parameter block to the appropriate LDAP result code. You can therefore check SLAPI_PLUGIN_INTOP_RESULT in the parameter block to determine whether an error has occurred.

Description

This function performs an internal modify RDN operation based on a parameter block. The parameter block should be initialized by calling slapi_rename_internal_set_pb().

Memory Concerns

None of the parameters that are passed to slapi_rename_internal_set_pb() are altered or consumed by this function.

See Also

slapi_rename_internal_set_pb()


slapi_mods2entry()

Creates a Slapi_Entry from an array of LDAPMod.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_mods2entry(Slapi_Entry **e, const char *dn,
    LDAPMod **attrs);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

e

Address of a pointer that will be set on return to the created entry.

dn

The LDAP DN of the entry.

attrs

An array of LDAPMod of type LDAP_MOD_ADD representing the entry attributes.

Returns

This function returns LDAP_SUCCESS if successful, or an LDAP return code if not successful.

Description

This function creates a Slapi_Entry from a copy of an array of LDAPMod of type LDAP_MODD_ADD.

See Also

slapi_entry2mods()


slapi_mods_add()

Appends a new mod with a single attribute value to Slapi_Mods structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_add( Slapi_Mods *smods, int modtype,
    const char *type, unsigned long len, const char *val);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

modtype

One of LDAP_MOD_ADD, LDAP_MOD_DELETE, LDAP_MOD_REPLACE.

type

The LDAP attribute type.

len

The length in bytes of the attribute value.

val

The attribute value.

Description

This function appends a new mod with a single attribute value to a Slapi_Mods. The mod is constructed from copies of the values of modtype, type, len, and val.

Memory Concerns

This function must not be used on Slapi_Mods initialized with slapi_mods_init_byref().

See Also

slapi_mods_add_ldapmod()

slapi_mods_add_mod_values()

slapi_mods_add_modbvps()

slapi_mods_add_string()


slapi_mods_add_ldapmod()

Appends an LDAPMod to a Slapi_Mods structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_add_ldapmod(Slapi_Mods *smods, LDAPMod *mod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

mod

Pointer to a the LDAPMod to be appended.

Description

Appends an LDAPMod to a Slapi_Mods.

Memory Concerns

Responsibility for the LDAPMod is transferred to the Slapi_Mods.

This function must not be used on a Slapi_Mods initialized with slapi_mods_init_byref().

See Also

slapi_mods_add_ldapmod()

slapi_mods_add_mod_values()

slapi_mods_add_modbvps()

slapi_mods_add_string()


slapi_mods_add_mod_values()

Appends a new mod to a Slapi_Mods structure, with attribute values provided as an array of Slapi_Value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_add_mod_values( Slapi_Mods *smods, int modtype,
    const char *type, Slapi_Value **va );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

modtype

One of LDAP_MOD_ADD, LDAP_MOD_DELETE, LDAP_MOD_REPLACE.

type

The LDAP attribute type.

va

A NULL-terminated array of Slapi_Value representing the attribute values.

Description

This function appends a new mod to a Slapi_Mods. The mod is constructed from copies of the values of modtype, type and va. Use this function when you have the attribute values to hand as an array of Slapi_Value.

Memory Concerns

This function must not be used on a Slapi_Mods initialized with slapi_mods_init_byref().

See Also

slapi_mods_add()

slapi_mods_add_ldapmod()

slapi_mods_add_modbvps()

slapi_mods_add_string()


slapi_mods_add_modbvps()

Appends a new mod to a Slapi_Mods structure, with attribute values provided as an array of berval.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_add_modbvps( Slapi_Mods *smods, int modtype,
    const char *type, struct berval **bvps );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

modtype

One of LDAP_MOD_ADD, LDAP_MOD_DELETE, LDAP_MOD_REPLACE.

type

The LDAP attribute type.

bvps

A NULL-terminated array of berval representing the attribute values.

Description

This function appends a new mod to Slapi_Mods. The mod is constructed from copies of the values of modtype, type and bvps. Use this function when you have the attribute values to hand as an array of berval

Memory Concerns

This function must not be used on a Slapi_Mods initialized with slapi_mods_init_byref().

See Also

slapi_mods_add()

slapi_mods_add_ldapmod()

slapi_mods_add_mod_values()

slapi_mods_add_string()


slapi_mods_add_smod()

Appends a Slapi_Mod to a Slapi_Mods structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_add_smod(Slapi_Mods *smods, Slapi_Mod *smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

smod

Pointer to a the Slapi_Mod to be appended.

Description

Appends a Slapi_Mod to a Slapi_Mods.

Memory Concerns

Responsibility for the Slapi_Mod is transferred to the Slapi_Mods.

This function must not be used on a Slapi_Mods initialized with slapi_mods_init_byref().

See Also

slapi_mods_add()

slapi_mods_add_mod_values()

slapi_mods_add_modbvps()

slapi_mods_add_string()


slapi_mods_add_string()

Appends a new mod to Slapi_Mods structure with a single attribute value provided as a string.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_add_string( Slapi_Mods *smods, int modtype,
    const char *type, const char *val);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

modtype

One of LDAP_MOD_ADD, LDAP_MOD_DELETE, LDAP_MOD_REPLACE.

type

The LDAP attribute type.

val

The attribute value represented as a NULL-terminated string.

Description

This function appends a new mod with a single string attribute value to a Slapi_Mods. The mod is constructed from copies of the values of modtype, type and val.

Memory Concerns

This function must not be used on a Slapi_Mods initialized with slapi_mods_init_byref().

See Also

slapi_mods_add()

slapi_mods_add_ldapmod()

slapi_mods_add_mod_values()

slapi_mods_add_modbvps()


slapi_mods_done()

Frees internals of a Slapi_Mods structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_done(Slapi_Mods *smods);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to a Slapi_Mods structure.

Description

This function frees the internals of a Slapi_Mods, leaving it in the uninitialized state. Use this function on a stack-allocated Slapi_Mods when you are finished with it, or when you wish to reuse it.

See Also

slapi_mods_init()

slapi_mods_init_byref()

slapi_mods_init_passin()


slapi_mods_dump()

Dumps the contents of a Slapi_Mods structure to the server log.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_dump(const Slapi_Mods *smods, const char *text);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to a Slapi_Mods

text

Descriptive text that will be included in the log, preceding the Slapi_Mods content.

Description

This function uses the LDAP_DEBUG_ANY log level to dump the contents of a Slapi_Mods to ServerRoot/slapd-serverID/logs/errors for debugging.


slapi_mods_free()

Frees a Slapi_Mods structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_free(Slapi_Mods **smods);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an allocated Slapi_Mods.

Description

This function frees a Slapi_Mods that was allocated by slapi_mods_new().

See Also

slapi_mods_new()


slapi_mods_get_first_mod()

Initializes a Slapi_Mods iterator and returns the first LDAPMod.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
LDAPMod *slapi_mods_get_first_mod(Slapi_Mods *smods);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the first LDAPMod in the Slapi_Mods, or NULL if there are no mods.


slapi_mods_get_first_smod()

Initializes a Slapi_Mods iterator and returns the first mod wrapped in a Slapi_Mods structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Mod *slapi_mods_get_first_smod(Slapi_Mods *smods,
    Slapi_Mod *smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

A pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

smod

Pointer to a Slapi_Mod that used to hold the mod.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the Slapi_Mod, wrapping the first mod, or NULL if no mod exists.

Description

Use this function in conjunction with slapi_mods_get_next_smod() to iterate through the mods in a Slapi_Mods using a Slapi_Mods wrapper.

Memory Concerns

Only one thread may be iterating through a particular Slapi_Mods at any given time.

See Also

slapi_mods_get_next_smod()


slapi_mods_get_ldapmods_byref()

Gets a reference to the array of LDAPMod in a Slapi_Mods structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
LDAPMod **slapi_mods_get_ldapmods_byref(Slapi_Mods *smods);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

Returns

This function returns a NULL-terminated array of LDAPMod owned by the Slapi_Mods.

Description

Use this function to get direct access to the array of LDAPMod contained in a Slapi_Mods.

Memory Concerns

Responsibility for the array remains with the Slapi_Mods.

See Also

slapi_mods_get_ldapmods_passout()


slapi_mods_get_ldapmods_passout()

Retrieves the array of LDAPMod contained in a Slapi_Mods structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
LDAPMod **slapi_mods_get_ldapmods_passout(Slapi_Mods *smods);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

Returns

A NULL-terminated array LDAPMod owned by the caller.

Description

Gets the array of LDAPMod out of a Slapi_Mods. Responsibility for the array transfers to the caller. The Slapi_Mods is left in the uninitialized state.

See Also

slapi_mods_get_ldapmods_byref()


slapi_mods_get_next_mod()

Increments the Slapi_Mods iterator and returns the next LDAPMod.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
LDAPMod *slapi_mods_get_next_mod(Slapi_Mods *smods);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the next LDAPMod, or NULL if there are no more.

Description

Use this function in conjunction with slapi_mods_get_first_mod() to iterate through the mods in a Slapi_Mods. This will return an LDAPMod each time until the end.

Memory Concerns

Only one thread may be iterating through a particular Slapi_Mods at any given time.

See Also

slapi_mods_get_first_mod()


slapi_mods_get_next_smod()

Increments the Slapi_Mods iterator and returns the next mod wrapped in a Slapi_Mods.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Mod *slapi_mods_get_next_smod(Slapi_Mods *smods,
    Slapi_Mod *smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

A pointer to a an initialized Slapi_Mods.

smod

Pointer to a Slapi_Mod that used to hold the mod.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the Slapi_Mod, wrapping the next mod, or NULL if there are no more mods.

Description

Use this function in conjunction with slapi_mods_get_first_smod() to iterate through the mods in a Slapi_Mods using a Slapi_Mods wrapper.

Memory Concerns

Only one thread may be iterating through a particular Slapi_Mods at any given time.

See Also

slapi_mods_get_first_smod()


slapi_mods_get_num_mods()

Gets the number of mods in a Slapi_Mods structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_mods_get_num_mods(const Slapi_Mods *smods);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

Returns

The number of mods in the Slapi_Mods.


slapi_mods_init()

Initializes a Slapi_Mods.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_init(Slapi_Mods *smods, int initCount);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

initCount

Number of modifications to allocate initially.

Description

Initializes a Slapi_Mods so that it is empty, but initially has room for the given number of mods.

Memory Concerns

If you are unsure of how much room you will need, you may use an initCount of 0. The Slapi_Mods expands as necessary.

See Also

slapi_mods_done()


slapi_mods_init_byref()

Initializes a Slapi_Mods that is a wrapper for an existing array of LDAPMod.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_init_byref(Slapi_Mods *smods, LDAPMod **mods);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an uninitialized Slapi_Mods.

mods

A NULL-terminated array of LDAPMod.

Description

Initializes a Slapi_Mods containing a reference to an array of LDAPMod. This function provides the convenience of using Slapi_Mods functions to access LDAPMod array items.

Memory Concerns

The array is not destroyed when the Slapi_Mods is destroyed. Notice that you cannot insert new mods in a Slapi_Mods that has been initialized by reference.

See Also

slapi_mods_done()


slapi_mods_init_passin()

Initializes a Slapi_Mods structure from an array of LDAPMod.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_init_passin(Slapi_Mods *smods, LDAPMod **mods);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an uninitialized Slapi_Mods.

mods

A NULL-terminated array of LDAPMod.

Description

This function initializes a Slapi_Mods by passing in an array of LDAPMod. This function converts an array of LDAPMod to a Slapi_Mods.

Memory Concerns

The responsibility for the array and its elements is transferred to the Slapi_Mods. The array and its elements are destroyed when the Slapi_Mods is destroyed.

See Also

slapi_mods_done()


slapi_mods_insert_after()

Inserts an LDAPMod into a Slapi_Mods structure after the current iterator position.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_insert_after(Slapi_Mods *smods, LDAPMod *mod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods with a valid iterator position.

mod

Pointer to the LDAPMod to be inserted.

Description

This function inserts an LDAPMod in a Slapi_Mods immediately after the current position of the Slapi_Mods iterator. The iterator position is unchanged.

Memory Concerns

Responsibility for the LDAPMod is transferred to the Slapi_Mods.

This function must not be used on a Slapi_Mods initialized with slapi_mods_init_byref().

See Also

slapi_mods_get_first_mod()

slapi_mods_get_first_smod()

slapi_mods_get_next_mod()

slapi_mods_get_next_smod()


slapi_mods_insert_at()

Inserts an LDAPMod anywhere in a Slapi_Mods.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_insert_at(Slapi_Mods *smods, LDAPMod *mod, int pos);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

mod

Pointer to the LDAPMod to be inserted.

pos

Position at which to insert the new mod. Minimum value is 0. Maximum value is the current number of mods.

Description

This function inserts an LDAPMod at a given position in Slapi_Mods. Position 0 (zero) refers to the first mod. A position equal to the current number of mods causes an append. mods at and above the specified position are moved up by one, and the given position refers to the newly inserted mod.

Memory Concerns

Responsibility for the LDAPMod is transferred to the Slapi_Mods.

This function must not be used on a Slapi_Mods initialized with slapi_mods_init_byref().


slapi_mods_insert_before()

Inserts an LDAPMod into a Slapi_Mods structure before the current iterator position.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_insert_before(Slapi_Mods *smods, LDAPMod *mod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods with a valid iterator position.

mod

Pointer to the LDAPMod to be inserted.

Description

Inserts an LDAPMod into a Slapi_Mods immediately before the current position of the Slapi_Mods iterator. The iterator position is unchanged.

Memory Concerns

The responsibility for the LDAPMod is transferred to the Slapi_Mods.

This function must not be used on a Slapi_Mods initialized with slapi_mods_init_byref().

See Also

slapi_mods_get_first_mod()

slapi_mods_get_next_mod()


slapi_mods_insert_smod_at()

Inserts a Slapi_Mod anywhere in a Slapi_Mods.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_insert_smod_at(Slapi_Mods *smods, Slapi_Mod *smod,
    int pos);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

smod

Pointer to the Slapi_Mod to be inserted.

pos

Position at which to insert the Slapi_Mod. Minimum value is 0. Maximum value is the current number of mods.

Description

This function inserts a Slapi_Mod at a given position in Slapi_Mods. Position 0 (zero) refers to the first mod. A position equal to the current number of mods causes an append. mods at and above the specified position are moved up by one, and the given position refers to the newly inserted mod.

Memory Concerns

Responsibility for the Slapi_Mod is transferred to the Slapi_Mods.

This function must not be used on a Slapi_Mods initialized with slapi_mods_init_byref().


slapi_mods_insert_smod_before()

Inserts a Slapi_Mod into a Slapi_Mods structure before the current iterator position.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_insert_smod_before(Slapi_Mods *smods,
    Slapi_Mod *smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods with a valid iterator position.

smod

Pointer to the Slapi_Mod to be inserted.

Description

Inserts a Slapi_Mod into a Slapi_Mods immediately before the current position of the Slapi_Mods iterator. The iterator position is unchanged.

Memory Concerns

The responsibility for the Slapi_Mod is transferred to the Slapi_Mods.

This function must not be used on a Slapi_Mods initialized with slapi_mods_init_byref().

See Also

slapi_mods_get_first_mod()

slapi_mods_get_next_mod()


slapi_mods_iterator_backone()

Decrements the Slapi_Mods current iterator position.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_iterator_backone(Slapi_Mods *smods);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

Description

This function moves the iterator back one position.

See Also

slapi_mods_get_first_mod()

slapi_mods_get_first_smod()

slapi_mods_get_next_mod()

slapi_mods_get_next_smod()


slapi_mods_new()

Allocates a new uninitialized Slapi_Mods structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Mods* slapi_mods_new( void );

Parameters

This function takes no parameters.

Returns

A pointer to an allocated uninitialized Slapi_Mods.

Description

This function allocates a new initialized Slapi_Mods.

Memory Concerns

Use this function when you need a Slapi_Mods allocated from the heap, rather than from the stack.

See Also

slapi_mods_free()


slapi_mods_remove()

Removes the mod at the current Slapi_Mods iterator position.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_mods_remove(Slapi_Mods *smods);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

smods

Pointer to an initialized Slapi_Mods.

Description

This function removes the mod at the current iterator position.

See Also

slapi_mods_get_first_mod()

slapi_mods_get_first_smod()

slapi_mods_get_next_mod()

slapi_mods_get_next_smod()


slapi_mr_filter_index()

Call a matching rule filter index function.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_mr_filter_index(Slapi_Filter* f, Slapi_PBlock* pb);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

f

Filter containing the matching rule OID

pb

Parameter block to pass to the filter index function

Description

This function enables plug-ins to call matching rule filter index functions.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. It returns LDAP_UNAVAILABLE_CRITICAL_EXTENSION if no filter index function is available for the rule in the filter. It returns -1 if something goes horribly wrong setting the parameter block arguments.


slapi_mr_indexer_create()

Set a pointer in the parameter block to the indexer factory function for a matching rule.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_mr_indexer_create(Slapi_PBlock * pb);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block containing the matching rule object identifier affected to SLAPI_PLUGIN_MR_OID

Description

This function enables plug-ins to call matching rule indexer factory functions. If successful, the function sets SLAPI_PLUGIN_MR_INDEXER_CREATE_FN in pb to point to the indexer factory function.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. It returns LDAP_UNAVAILABLE_CRITICAL_EXTENSION if no indexer factory function is available for the matching rule. It returns -1 if something goes horribly wrong getting or setting the parameter block arguments.


slapi_new_condvar()

Allocate a condition variable.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_CondVar *slapi_new_condvar( Slapi_Mutex *mutex );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

mutex

Mutex used for the lock

Description

This function enables thread synchronization using a wait/notify mechanism.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the new condition variable if successful. Otherwise, it returns NULL.

Memory Considerations

Call this function to create the condition variable and slapi_destroy_condvar() to free the condition variable.

See Also

slapi_destroy_condvar()

slapi_notify_condvar()

slapi_wait_condvar()


slapi_new_mutex()

Allocate a mutex.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Mutex *slapi_new_mutex( void );

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the new mutex if successful. Otherwise, it returns NULL.

Description

This function enables thread synchronization. Once a thread has locked the mutex using slapi_lock_mutex(), other threads attempting to acquire the lock are blocked until the thread holding the mutex calls slapi_UTF8STRTOLOWER().

Memory Considerations

Call slapi_destroy_mutex() to free the mutex.

See Also

slapi_destroy_mutex()

slapi_lock_mutex()


slapi_notify_condvar()

Notify a change in a condition variable.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_notify_condvar( Slapi_CondVar *cvar, int notify_all );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

cvar

Condition variable changed

notify_all

NULL means notify only the next thread waiting for notification. Otherwise, all threads are notified.

Description

This function enables thread synchronization using a wait/notify mechanism.

Returns

This function returns 1 if successful. Otherwise, it returns NULL.

Memory Considerations

Call slapi_wait_condvar() to wait on a change to the condition variable.

See Also

slapi_destroy_condvar()

slapi_new_condvar()

slapi_wait_condvar()


slapi_op_abandoned()

Determines whether or not the client has abandoned the current operation (the operation that passes in the parameter block).

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_op_abandoned( Slapi_PBlock *pb );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block passed in from the current operation.

Description

This function allows you to verify if the operation associated to the PBlock in the parameter has been abandoned. This function is useful to periodically check the operations status from long-running plug-ins.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:


slapi_op_get_type()

Gets the type of a Slapi_Operation.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
unsigned long slapi_op_get_type(Slapi_Operation * op);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

op

The operation of which you wish to get the type.

Description

This function returns the type of an operation. The Slapi_Operation structure can be extracted from a pblock structure using slapi_pblock_get() with the Slapi_Operation parameter. For example:

slapi_pblock_get (pb, SLAPI_OPERATION, &op);

Returns

This function will return one of the following operation types:

See Also

slapi_pblock_get()


slapi_pblock_destroy()

Frees the specified parameter block from memory.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_pblock_destroy( Slapi_PBlock *pb );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block that you wish to free.

Memory Concerns

The parameter block that you wish to free must have been created using slapi_pblock_new(). Use of this function with pblocks allocated on the stack (e.g. Slapi_PBlock pb;), or using another memory allocator, is not supported and may lead to memory errors and memory leaks. For example:

Slapi_PBlock *pb = malloc(sizeof(Slapi_PBlock));

After calling this function, you should set the pblock pointer to NULL to avoid reusing freed memory in your function context, as in the following:

slapi_pblock_destroy(pb);
pb = NULL;

If you reuse the pointer in this way, it makes it easier to identify a Segmentation Fault, rather than using some difficult method to detect memory leaks or other abnormal behavior.

It is safe to call this function with a NULL pointer. For example:

Slapi_PBlock *pb = NULL;
slapi_pblock_destroy(pb);

This saves the trouble of checking for NULL before calling slapi_pblock_destroy().

See Also

slapi_pblock_new()


slapi_pblock_get()

Gets the value of a name-value pair from a parameter block.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_pblock_get( Slapi_PBlock *pb, int arg, void *value );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block.

arg

ID of the name-value pair that you want to get. For a list of IDs that you can specify, see Chapter 3, "Parameter Block Reference."

value

Pointer to the value retrieved from the parameter block.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Memory Concerns

The void *value argument should always be a pointer to the type of value you are retrieving:

int connid = 0;
...
retval = slapi_pblock_get(pb, SLAPI_CONN_ID, &connid);

SLAPI_CONN_ID is an integer value, so you will pass in a pointer to/address of an integer to get the value. Similarly, for a char * value (a string), pass in a pointer to/address of the value. For example:

char *binddn = NULL;
...
retval = slapi_pblock_get(pb, SLAPI_CONN_DN, &binddn);

With certain compilers on some platforms, you may have to cast the value to (void *).

We recommend that you set the value to 0 or NULL before calling slapi_pblock_get() to avoid reading from uninitialized memory, in case the call to slapi_pblock_get() fails.

In most instances, the caller should not free the returned value. The value will usually be freed internally or through the call to slapi_pblock_destroy(). The exception is if the value is explicitly set by the caller through slapi_pblock_set(). In this case, the caller is responsible for memory management. If the value is freed, it is strongly recommended that the free is followed by a call to slapi_pblock_set() with a value of NULL. For example:

char *someparam = NULL;
...
someparam = slapi_ch_strdup(somestring);
slapi_pblock_set(pb, SOME_PARAM, someparam);
someparam = NULL; /* avoid dangling reference */
...
slapi_pblock_get(pb, SOME_PARAM, &someparam);
slapi_pblock_set(pb, SOME_PARAM, NULL); /* Make sure no one else
                                              references this. */
slapi_ch_free_string(&someparam);
...

Some internal functions may change the value passed in, so it is recommended to use slapi_pblock_get() to retrieve the value again, rather than relying on a potential dangling pointer. This is shown in the previous example, which sets someparam to NULL after setting it in the pblock.

See Also

slapi_pblock_destroy()

slapi_pblock_set()


slapi_pblock_new()

Creates a new parameter block.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_PBlock *slapi_pblock_new();

Returns

Pointer to the new parameter block.

Memory Concerns

The parameter block pointer allocated with slapi_pblock_new() must always be freed by slapi_pblock_destroy(). The use of other memory deallocators such as free() is not supported and may lead to crashes or memory leaks.


slapi_pblock_set()

Sets the value of a name-value pair in a parameter block.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_pblock_set( Slapi_PBlock *pb, int arg, void *value );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block.

arg

ID of the name-value pair that you want to set. For a list of IDs that you can specify, see Chapter 3, "Parameter Block Reference."

value

Pointer to the value that you want to set in the parameter block.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful, or -1 if an error occurs (for example, if an invalid ID is specified).

Memory Concerns

The value to be passed in must always be a pointer, even for integer arguments. For example, if you wanted to do a search with the ManageDSAIT control:

int managedsait = 1;
...
slapi_pblock_set(pb, SLAPI_MANAGEDSAIT, &managedsait);

A call similar to the following example will cause a crash:

slapi_pblock_set(pb, SLAPI_MANAGEDSAIT, 1);

However, for values which are already pointers such as char * strings, char **arrays, Slapi_Backend *, and so forth, you can pass in the value directly. For example:

char *target_dn = slapi_ch_strdup(some_dn);
slapi_pblock_set(pb, SLAPI_TARGET_DN, target_dn);

or

slapi_pblock_set(pb, SLAPI_TARGET_DN, NULL);

With some compilers, you will have to cast the value argument to (void *).

If the caller allocates the memory passed in, the caller is responsible for freeing that memory. Also, it is recommended to use slapi_pblock_get() to retrieve the value to free rather than relying on a potentially dangling pointer. See the slapi_pblock_get() example for more details.

When setting parameters to register a plug-in, the plug-in type must always be set first, since many of the plug-in parameters depend on the type. For example, set the SLAPI_PLUGIN_TYPE to extended operation before setting the list of extended operation OIDs for the plug-in.

See Also

slapi_pblock_get()


slapi_pw_find_sv()

Determines whether or not a specified password matches one of the hashed values of an attribute. For example, you can call this function to determine if a given password matches a value in the userpassword attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_pw_find_sv( Slapi_Value **vals, const Slapi_Value *v );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

vals

Pointer to the array of Slapi_Value structure pointers to hold the values of an attribute that stores passwords such as userpassword.

v

Pointer to the Slapi_Value structure containing the password that you wish to check.

For example, you can get this value from the SLAPI_BIND_CREDENTIALS parameter in the parameter block and create the Slapi_Value using slapi_value_init_berval().

Returns

This function returns 0 if the password specified by v was found in vals, or a non-zero value if the password v was not found in vals.

Memory Concerns

You must allocate and release an array of Slapi_Value structures for vals sized to hold the exact number of password values for the userpassword attribute on the entry to check. The resulting array is not NULL terminated. For a simpler memory allocation model, use slapi_pw_find_valueset() instead.

Description

When the server stores the password for an entry in the userpassword attribute, it hashes the password using different schemes.

Use this function to determine if a given password is one of the values of the userpassword attribute. This function determines which password scheme was used to store the password and uses the appropriate comparison function to compare a given value against the hashed values of the userpassword attribute.

See Also

slapi_pw_find_valueset()


slapi_pw_find_valueset()

Determines whether or not a specified password matches one of the hashed values of an attribute. For example, you can call this function to determine if a given password matches a value in the userpassword attribute.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_pw_find_valueset(Slapi_Valueset *valset,
    const Slapi_Value *v);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

valset

Pointer to the Slapi_ValueSet structure containing the values of an attribute that stores passwords such as userpassword.

v

Pointer to the Slapi_Value structure containing the password to check.

For example, you can get this value from the SLAPI_BIND_CREDENTIALS parameter in the parameter block and create the Slapi_Value using slapi_value_init_berval().

Returns

This function returns 0 if the password specified by v was found in valset, or a non-zero value if the password v was not found in valset.

Description

When the server stores the password for an entry in the userpassword attribute, it hashes the password using different schemes.

Use this function to determine if a given password is one of the values of the userpassword attribute. This function determines which password scheme was used to store the password and uses the appropriate comparison function to compare a given value against the hashed values of the userpassword attribute.

See Also

slapi_pw_find_sv()


slapi_rdn_add()

Adds a new RDN to an existing Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rdn_add(Slapi_RDN *rdn, const char *type,
    const char *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The target Slapi_RDN structure.

type

The type (cn, o, ou, etc.) of the RDN to be added. This parameter cannot be NULL.

value

The value of the RDN to be added. This parameter cannot be NULL.

Returns

This function always returns 1.

Description

This function adds a new type/value pair to an existing RDN, or sets the type/value pair as the new RDN if rdn is empty. This function resets the FLAG_RDNS flags, which means that the RDN array within the Slapi_RDN structure is no longer current with the new RDN.

See Also

slapi_rdn_get_num_components()


slapi_rdn_compare()

Compares two RDNs.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rdn_compare(Slapi_RDN *rdn1, Slapi_RDN *rdn2);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn1

The first RDN to compare.

rdn2

The second RDN to compare.

Returns

This function returns 0 if rdn1 and rdn2 have the same RDN components, or -1 if they do not.

Description

This function compares rdn1 and rdn2. For rdn1 and rdn2 to be considered equal RDNs, their components do not necessarily have to be in the same order.


slapi_rdn_contains()

Checks whether a Slapi_RDN structure holds any RDN matching a given type/value pair.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rdn_contains(Slapi_RDN *rdn, const char *type,
    const char *value,size_t length);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The Slapi_RDN structure containing the RDN value(s).

type

The type (cn, o, ou, etc.) of the RDN searched.

value

The value of the RDN searched.

length

Gives the length of value that should be taken into account for the string operation when searching for the RDN.

Returns

This function returns 1 if rdn contains an RDN that matches the type, value and length, or 0 if no RDN matches the desired type/value.

Description

This function searches for an RDN inside of the Slapi_RDN structure rdn that matches both type and value as given in the parameters. This function makes a call to slapi_rdn_get_index() and verifies that the returned value is anything but -1.

See Also

slapi_rdn_contains_attr()

slapi_rdn_get_index()


slapi_rdn_contains_attr()

Checks whether a Slapi_RDN structure contains any RDN matching a given type, and if true, gets the corresponding attribute value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rdn_contains_attr(Slapi_RDN *rdn, const char *type,
    char **value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The Slapi_RDN structure containing the RDN value(s).

type

Type (cn, o, ou, etc.) of the RDN searched.

value

Repository that will hold the value of the first RDN whose type matches the content of the parameter type. If this parameter is NULL at the return of the function, no RDN with the desired type exists within rdn.

Returns

This function returns 1 if rdn contains a RDN that matches the given type, or 0 if there is no match.

Description

This function looks for an RDN inside the Slapi_RDN structure rdn that matches the type given in the parameters. This function makes a call to slapi_rdn_get_index_attr() and verifies that the returned value is anything but -1. If successful, it also returns the corresponding attribute value.

See Also

slapi_rdn_contains()

slapi_rdn_get_index_attr()


slapi_rdn_done()

Clears an instance of a Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_rdn_done(Slapi_RDN *rdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

rdn

Pointer to the structure to be cleared.

Description

This function clears the contents of a Slapi_RDN structure. It frees both the RDN value and the array of split RDNs. Those pointers are then set to NULL.

See Also

slapi_rdn_free()

slapi_rdn_init()


slapi_rdn_free()

Frees a Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_rdn_free(Slapi_RDN **rdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

rdn

Pointer to the pointer of the Slapi_RDN structure to be freed.

Description

This function frees both the contents of the Slapi_RDN structure and the structure itself pointed to by the content of rdn.

See Also

slapi_rdn_done()

slapi_rdn_new()


slapi_rdn_get_first()

Gets the type/value pair corresponding to the first RDN stored in a Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rdn_get_first(Slapi_RDN *rdn, char **type, char **value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The Slapi_RDN structure containing the RDN value(s).

type

Repository that will hold the type of the first RDN. If this parameter is NULL at the return of the function, it means rdn is empty.

value

Repository that will hold the type of the first RDN. If this parameter is NULL at the return of the function, it means rdn is empty.

Returns

This function returns -1 if rdn is empty, or 1 if the operation is successful.

Description

This function gets the type/value pair corresponding to the first RDN stored in rdn. For example, if the RDN is cn=Joey, the function will place cn in the type return parameter, and Joey in value.

See Also

slapi_rdn_get_next()

slapi_rdn_get_rdn()


slapi_rdn_get_index()

Gets the index of the RDN that follows the RDN with a given type and value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rdn_get_index(Slapi_RDN *rdn, const char *type,
    const char *value, size_t length);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The Slapi_RDN structure containing the RDN value(s).

type

Type (cn, o, ou, etc.) of the RDN that is searched.

value

Value of the RDN searched.

length

Gives the length of value that should be taken into account for the string comparisons when searching for the RDN.

Returns

This function returns the index of the RDN that follows the RDN matching the contents of the parameters type and value. If no RDN stored in rdn matches the given type/value pair, -1 is returned.

Description

This function searches for an RDN inside the Slapi_RDN structure rdn that matches both type and value as given in the parameters. If it succeeds, the position of the matching RDN is returned.

See Also

slapi_rdn_contains()

slapi_rdn_get_index_attr()


slapi_rdn_get_index_attr()

Gets the position and the attribute value of the first RDN in a Slapi_RDN structure that matches a given type.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rdn_get_index_attr(Slapi_RDN *rdn, const char *type,
    char **value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The Slapi_RDN structure containing the RDN value(s).

type

Type (cn, o, ou, etc.) of the RDN searched.

value

Repository that will hold the value of the first RDN whose type matches the content of the parameter type. If this parameter is NULL at the return of the function, no RDN exists within rdn.

Returns

This function returns -1 if there is no RDN that matches the content type, or the real position of the first RDN within RDN that matches the content of type.

Description

This function searches for an RDN inside of the Slapi_RDN structure rdn that matches the type given in the parameters. If successful, the position of the matching RDN, as well as the corresponding attribute value, is returned.

See Also

slapi_rdn_get_index()


slapi_rdn_get_next()

Gets a certain RDN type/value pair from within the RDNs stored in a Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rdn_get_next(Slapi_RDN *rdn, int index, char **type,
    char **value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The Slapi_RDN structure containing the RDN value(s).

index

Indicates the position of the RDN that precedes the currently desired RDN.

type

Repository that will hold the type (cn, o, ou, etc.) of the next (index+1) RDN. If this parameter is NULL at the return of the function, the RDN does not exist.

value

Repository that will hold the value of the next (index+1) RDN. If this parameter is NULL, the RDN does not exist.

Returns

This function returns -1 if there is no RDN in the index position, or the real position of the retrieved RDN if the operation was successful.

Description

This function gets the type/value pair corresponding to the RDN stored in the next (index+1) position inside rdn. Notice that the index of an element within an array of values is always one unit below its real position in the array.

See Also

slapi_rdn_get_first()

slapi_rdn_get_rdn()


slapi_rdn_get_num_components()

Gets the number of RDN type/value pairs present in a Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rdn_get_num_components(Slapi_RDN *rdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The target Slapi_RDN structure.

Returns

This function returns the number of RDN type/value pairs present in rdn.

See Also

slapi_rdn_add()


slapi_rdn_get_rdn()

Gets the RDN from a Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
const char *slapi_rdn_get_rdn(const Slapi_RDN *rdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The Slapi_RDN structure holding the RDN value.

Returns

This function returns the RDN value.


slapi_rdn_init()

Initializes a Slapi_RDN structure with NULL values.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_rdn_init(Slapi_RDN *rdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The Slapi_RDN structure to be initialized.

Description

This function initializes a given Slapi_RDN structure with NULL values (both the RDN value and the array of split RDNs are set to NULL).

See Also

slapi_rdn_done()

slapi_rdn_free()

slapi_rdn_new()


slapi_rdn_init_dn()

Initializes a Slapi_RDN structure with an RDN value taken from a given DN.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_rdn_init_dn(Slapi_RDN *rdn,const char *dn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The Slapi_RDN structure to be initialized.

dn

The DN value whose RDN will be used to initialize the new Slapi_RDN structure.

Description

This function initializes a given Slapi_RDN structure with the RDN value taken from the DN passed in the dn parameter.

See Also

slapi_rdn_init_rdn()

slapi_rdn_init_sdn()


slapi_rdn_init_rdn()

Initializes a Slapi_RDN structure with an RDN value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_rdn_init_rdn(Slapi_RDN *rdn,const Slapi_RDN *fromrdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The Slapi_RDN structure to be initialized.

fromrdn

The RDN value to be set in the new Slapi_RDN structure.

Description

This function initializes a given Slapi_RDN structure with the RDN value in fromrdn.

See Also

slapi_rdn_init_dn()

slapi_rdn_init_sdn()


slapi_rdn_init_sdn()

Initializes a Slapi_RDN structure with an RDN value taken from the DN contained in a given Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_rdn_init_sdn(Slapi_RDN *rdn,const Slapi_DN *sdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The Slapi_RDN structure to be initialized.

sdn

The Slapi_DN structure containing the DN value whose RDN will be used to initialize the new Slapi_RDN structure.

Description

This function initializes a given Slapi_RDN structure with the RDN value taken from the DN passed within the Slapi_DN structure of the sdn parameter.

See Also

slapi_rdn_init_dn()

slapi_rdn_init_rdn()


slapi_rdn_isempty()

Checks whether an RDN value is stored in a Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rdn_isempty(const Slapi_RDN *rdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The target Slapi_RDN structure.

Returns

This function returns 1 if there is no RDN value present, or 0 if rdn contains a value.

See Also

slapi_rdn_init()

slapi_rdn_done()

slapi_rdn_free()


slapi_rdn_new()

Allocates a new Slapi_RDN structure and initializes the values to NULL.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_RDN * slapi_rdn_new();

Parameters

This function takes no parameters.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the newly allocated, and still empty, Slapi_RDN structure.

Description

This function creates a new Slapi_RDN structure by allocating the necessary memory and initializing both the RDN value and the array of split RDNs to NULL.

See Also

slapi_rdn_init()

slapi_rdn_done()

slapi_rdn_free()


slapi_rdn_new_dn()

Creates a new Slapi_RDN structure and sets an RDN value taken from a given DN.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_RDN *slapi_rdn_new_dn(const char *dn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

dn

The DN value whose RDN will be used to initialize the new Slapi_RDN structure.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the new Slapi_RDN structure initialized with the TDN taken from the DN value in dn.

Description

This function creates a new Slapi_RDN structure and initializes its RDN with the value taken from the DN passed in the dn parameter.

Memory Concerns

The memory is allocated by the function itself.

See Also

slapi_rdn_new_rdn()

slapi_rdn_new_sdn()


slapi_rdn_new_rdn()

Creates a new Slapi_RDN structure and sets an RDN value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_RDN * slapi_rdn_new_rdn(const Slapi_RDN *fromrdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

fromrdn

The RDN value to be set in the new Slapi_RDN structure.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the new Slapi_RDN structure with an RDN set to the content of fromrdn.

Description

This function creates a new Slapi_RDN structure and initializes its RDN with the value of fromrdn.

Memory Concerns

The memory is allocated by the function itself.

See Also

slapi_rdn_new_dn()

slapi_rdn_new_sdn()


slapi_rdn_new_sdn()

Creates a new Slapi_RDN structure and sets an RDN value taken from the DN contained in a given Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
vSlapi_RDN *slapi_rdn_new_sdn(const Slapi_DN *sdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

sdn

Slapi_RDN structure containing the DN value whose RDN will be used to initialize the new Slapi_RDN structure.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the new Slapi_RDN structure initialized with the RDN taken from the DN value in dn.

Description

This function creates a new Slapi_RDN structure and initializes its RDN with the value taken from the DN passed within the Slapi_RDN structure of the sdn parameter.

Memory Concerns

The memory is allocated by the function itself.

See Also

slapi_rdn_new_dn()

slapi_rdn_new_rdn()


slapi_rdn_remove()

Removes an RDN type/value pair from a Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rdn_remove(Slapi_RDN *rdn, const char *type,
const char *value, size_t length);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The target Slapi_RDN structure.

type

Type (cn, o, ou, etc.) of the RDN searched.

value

The value of the RDN searched.

length

Gives the length of value that should be taken into account for the string comparisons when searching for the RDN.

Returns

This function returns 1 if the RND is removed from rdn, or 0 if no RDN is removed.

Description

This function removes the RDN from rdn that matches the given criteria (type, value and length).

See Also

slapi_rdn_remove_attr()

slapi_rdn_remove_index()


slapi_rdn_remove_attr()

Removes an RDN type/value pair from a Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rdn_remove_attr(Slapi_RDN *rdn, const char *type);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The target Slapi_RDN structure.

type

Type (cn, o, ou, etc.) of the RDN searched.

Returns

This function returns 1 of the RDN is removed from rdn, or 0 if no RDN is removed.

Description

This function removes the first RDN from rdn that matches the given type.

See Also

slapi_rdn_remove()

slapi_rdn_remove_index()


slapi_rdn_remove_index()

Removes an RDN type/value pair from a Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rdn_remove_index(Slapi_RDN *rdn, int atindex);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The target Slapi_RDN structure.

atindex

The index of the RDN type/value pair to remove.

Returns

This function returns 1 if the RDN is removed from rdn, or 0 if no RDN is removed because either rdn is empty, or the index goes beyond the number of RDNs present.

Description

This function removes the RDN from rdn with atindex index (placed in the atindex+1 position).

See Also

slapi_rdn_remove()

slapi_rdn_remove_attr()


slapi_rdn_set_dn()

Sets an RDN value in a Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_rdn_set_dn(Slapi_RDN *rdn,const char *dn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The target Slapi_RDN structure.

dn

The DN value whose RDN will be set in rdn.

Description

This function sets an RDN value in a Slapi_RDN structure. The structure is freed from memory and freed of any previous content before setting the new RDN. The new RDN is taken from the DN value present in the dn parameter.

See Also

slapi_rdn_set_rdn()

slapi_rdn_set_sdn()


slapi_rdn_set_rdn()

Sets an RDN in a Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_rdn_set_rdn(Slapi_RDN *rdn,const Slapi_RDN *fromrdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The target Slapi_RDN structure.

fromrdn

The Slapi_RDN structure from which to take the RDN.

Description

This function sets an RDN value in a Slapi_RDN structure. The structure is freed from memory and freed of any previous content before setting the new RDN.

See Also

slapi_rdn_set_dn()

slapi_rdn_set_sdn()


slapi_rdn_set_sdn()

Sets an RDN value in a Slapi_RDN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_rdn_set_sdn(Slapi_RDN *rdn,const Slapi_DN *sdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

rdn

The target Slapi_RDN structure.

sdn

The Slapi_DN structure from which to take the RDN.

Description

This function sets an RDN value in a Slapi_RDN structure. The structure is freed from memory and freed of any previous content before setting the new RDN. The new RDN is taken from the DN value present inside of a Slapi_DN structure.

See Also

slapi_rdn_set_dn()

slapi_rdn_set_rdn()


slapi_register_object_extension()

Register an object extension.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_register_object_extension(
    const char *pluginname,
    const char *objectname,
    slapi_extension_constructor_fnptr constructor,
    slapi_extension_destructor_fnptr destructor,
    int *objecttype,
    int *extensionhandle);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pluginname

String identifying the plug-in

objectname

Name of the object to extend such as SLAPI_EXT_CONNECTION to add private data to a connection or SLAPI_EXT_OPERATION to add private data to an operation

constructor

Constructor to allocate memory for the object extension and create the extension

destructor

Destructor to free memory used for the object extension

objecttype

Set by the server and used to retrieve the extension

extensionhandle

Set by the server and used to retrieve the extension

Description

This function registers an extension to an object such as a connection or an operation. This mechanism enables a plug-in to store private data with an operation that is passed from a preoperation to a postoperation plug-in for example, something not possible using parameter blocks.

Register object extensions as part of the plug-in initialization function.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns -1.

See Also

slapi_extension_constructor_fnptr

slapi_extension_destructor_fnptr

slapi_get_object_extension()

slapi_set_object_extension()


slapi_register_plugin()

Register another plug-in.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_register_plugin( const char *plugintype, int enabled,
    const char *initsymbol, slapi_plugin_init_fnptr initfunc,
    const char *name, char **argv, void *group_identity);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

plugintype

String identifying the plug-in type as described under Plug-In Registration.

enabled

1 to enable the plug-in on registration, 0 otherwise

initsymbol

String representation of the plug-in initialization function initfunc such as "my_init_fcn"

initfunc

Pointer to the plug-in initialization function

name

Common Name for the plug-in

argv

Arguments passed to the plug-in

group_identity

Plug-in group identifier, typically obtained from SLAPI_PLUGIN_IDENTITY for the plug-in calling this function

Description

This function registers another plug-in. Register plug-ins as part of the plug-in initialization function.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns -1.

See Also

slapi_plugin_init_fnptr


slapi_register_role_get_scope()

Register a callback to determine the scope of a role.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_register_role_get_scope(
    roles_get_scope_fn_type get_scope_fn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

get_scope_fn

Callback to determine the scope of a role

Description

This function registers the callback that evaluates the scope of a role. Register the callback as part of the plug-in initialization function.

See Also

roles_get_scope_fn_type

slapi_role_get_scope()


slapi_register_supported_control()

Registers the specified control with the server. This function associates the control with an object identification (OID). When the server receives a request that specifies this OID, the server makes use of this information to determine if the control is supported by the server or its plug-ins.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_register_supported_control( char *controloid,
    unsigned long controlops );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

controloid

OID of the control you want to register.

controlops

Operation that the control is applicable to.

The controlops argument can have one or more of the following values:

ID

Description

SLAPI_OPERATION_BIND

The specified control applies to the LDAP bind operation.

SLAPI_OPERATION_UNBIND

The specified control applies to the LDAP unbind operation.

SLAPI_OPERATION_SEARCH

The specified control applies to the LDAP search operation.

SLAPI_OPERATION_MODIFY

The specified control applies to the LDAP modify operation.

SLAPI_OPERATION_ADD

The specified control applies to the LDAP add operation.

SLAPI_OPERATION_DELETE

The specified control applies to the LDAP delete operation.

SLAPI_OPERATION_MODDN

The specified control applies to the LDAP modify DN operation.

SLAPI_OPERATION_MODRDN

The specified control applies to the LDAPv3 modify RDN operation.

SLAPI_OPERATION_COMPARE

The specified control applies to the LDAP compare operation.

SLAPI_OPERATION_ABANDON

The specified control applies to the LDAP abandon operation.

SLAPI_OPERATION_EXTENDED

The specified control applies to the LDAPv3 extended operation.

SLAPI_OPERATION_ANY

The specified control applies to any LDAP operation.

SLAPI_OPERATION_NONE

The specified control applies to none of the LDAP operations.

You can specify a combination of values by bitwise ORing the values together (for example, SLAPI_OPERATION_ADD | SLAPI_OPERATION_DELETE).

See Also

slapi_control_present()

slapi_get_supported_controls_copy()


slapi_register_supported_saslmechanism()

Registers the specified Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) mechanism with the server.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_register_supported_saslmechanism( char *mechanism );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

mechanism

String identifying the SASL mechanism to both the server and to clients requesting the mechanism during a SASL bind

Description

Use this function in the plug-in initialization function to register the name of a SASL mechanism supported by the plug-in. The preoperation function handling the SASL bind can then check the SASL bind mechanism name provided by the client to determine whether to attempt to handle the bind.

See Also

The sample ServerRoot/plugins/slapd/slapi/examples/testsaslbind.c plug-in demonstrates the use of this function.


slapi_rename_internal_set_pb()

Prepares a parameter block for an internal modify RDN operation.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_rename_internal_set_pb(Slapi_PBlock *pb,
    const char *olddn, const char *newrdn,
    const char *newsuperior, int deloldrdn,
    LDAPControl **controls, const char *uniqueid,
    Slapi_ComponentId *plugin_identity, int operation_flags);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block for the internal modify RDN operation

olddn

Distinguished Name of the entry to rename

newrdn

New Relative Distinguished name to apply

newsuperior

DN of parent after renaming

deloldrdn

1 to delete the old RDN, 0 to retain the old RDN

controls

Array of controls to request for the modify RDN operation

uniqueid

Unique identifier for the entry if using this rather than DN

plugin_identity

Plug-in identifier obtained from SLAPI_PLUGIN_IDENTITY during plug-in initialization

operation_flags

NULL or SLAPI_OP_FLAG_NEVER_CHAIN

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns an LDAP error code.

Description

This function prepares a parameter block for use with slapi_modrdn_internal_pb().

Memory Concerns

Allocate the parameter block using slapi_pblock_new() before calling this function.

Directory Server does not free the parameters you passed to this function.

Free the parameter block after calling slapi_modrdn_internal_pb().

See Also

slapi_modrdn_internal_pb()

slapi_pblock_new()


slapi_role_check()

Checks if the entry pointed to by entry_to_check contains the role indicated by role_dn.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_role_check(Slapi_Entry *entry_to_check,
    Slapi_DN *role_dn,int *present);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

entry_to_check

The entry in which the presence of a role is to be checked.

role_dn

The DN of the role for which to check.

present

Pointer to an integer where the result is placed. For results:

  • non-0 means present
  • 0 means not present

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:


slapi_role_get_scope()

Determine the scope of a role.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_role_get_scope(Slapi_Entry *role_entry,
    Slapi_DN ***scope_dn, int *nb_scope);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

role_entry

Entry defining the role

scope_dn

Set by the callback to the Distinguished Name of the entry at the base of the scope

nb_scope

Set by the callback to a value such as LDAP_SCOPE_BASE, LDAP_SCOPE_ONELEVEL, or LDAP_SCOPE_SUBTREE

Description

This function triggers a callback to evaluate the scope of a role.

Memory Concerns

Directory Server does not free or copy the parameters passed to this function.

See Also

roles_get_scope_fn_type

slapi_register_role_get_scope()


slapi_sdn_add_rdn()

Adds the RDN contained in a Slapi_RDN structure to the DN contained in a Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_add_rdn(Slapi_DN *sdn, const Slapi_RDN *rdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

sdn

Slapi_DN structure containing the value to which a new RDN is to be added.

rdn

Slapi_RDN structure containing the RDN value that is to be added to the DN value.

Returns

This function returns the Slapi_DN structure with the new DN formed by adding the RDN value in rdn to the DN value in dn.

See Also

slapi_sdn_set_rdn()


slapi_sdn_compare()

Compares two DNs.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_sdn_compare( const Slapi_DN *sdn1, const Slapi_DN *sdn2 );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

sdn1

DN to compare with the value in sdn2.

sdn2

DN to compare with the value in sdn1.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

This function compares two DNs, sdn1 and sdn2. The comparison is case sensitive.


slapi_sdn_copy()

Makes a copy of a DN.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_sdn_copy(const Slapi_DN *from, Slapi_DN *to);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

from

The original DN.

to

Destination of the copied DN, containing the copy of the DN in from.

Description

This function copies the DN in from to the structure pointed by to.

Memory Concerns

to must be allocated in advance of calling this function.

See Also

slapi_sdn_dup()


slapi_sdn_done()

Clears an instance of a Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_sdn_done(Slapi_DN *sdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

sdn

Pointer to the structure to clear.

Description

This function clears the contents of a Slapi_DN structure. It frees both the DN and the normalized DN, if any, and sets those pointers to NULL.

See Also

slapi_sdn_free()


slapi_sdn_dup()

Duplicates a Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN * slapi_sdn_dup(const Slapi_DN *sdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

sdn

Pointer to the Slapi_DN structure to duplicate.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to a duplicate of sdn.

See Also

slapi_sdn_copy()

slapi_sdn_new()


slapi_sdn_free()

Frees a Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_sdn_free(Slapi_DN **sdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

sdn

Pointer to the Slapi_DN structure to free.

Description

This function frees the Slapi_DN structure and its contents pointed to by the contents of sdn.

See Also

slapi_sdn_done()

slapi_sdn_new()


slapi_sdn_get_backend_parent()

Gets the DN of the parent of an entry within a specific backend.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_sdn_get_backend_parent(const Slapi_DN *sdn,
    Slapi_DN *sdn_parent,const Slapi_Backend *backend);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

sdn

DN of the entry whose parent is searched.

sdn_parent

Parent DN of sdn.

backend

Backend of which the parent of sdn is to be searched.

Description

This function gets the parent DN of an entry within a given backend. The parent DN is returned is sdn_parent, unless sdn is empty or is a suffix of the backend itself. In this case, sdn_parent is empty.

Memory Concerns

A Slapi_DN structure for sdn_parent must be allocated before calling this function.

See Also

slapi_sdn_get_parent()


slapi_sdn_get_dn()

Gets the DN from a Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
const char * slapi_sdn_get_dn(const Slapi_DN *sdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

sdn

The Slapi_DN structure containing the DN value.

Returns

This function returns the DN value.

Description

This function retrieves the DN value of a Slapi_DN structure. The returned value can be the normalized DN (in a canonical format and in lower case) if no other value is present.

See Also

slapi_sdn_get_ndn()

slapi_sdn_get_parent()

slapi_sdn_get_rdn()


slapi_sdn_get_ndn()

Gets the normalized DN of a Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
const char * slapi_sdn_get_ndn(const Slapi_DN *sdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

sdn

The Slapi_DN structure containing the DN value.

Returns

This function returns the normalized DN value.

Description

This function retrieves the normalized DN (in a canonical format and lower case) from a Slapi_DN structure and normalizes sdn if it has not already been normalized.

See Also

slapi_sdn_get_dn()


slapi_sdn_get_ndn_len()

Gets the length of the normalized DN of a Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_sdn_get_ndn_len(const Slapi_DN *sdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

sdn

The Slapi_DN structure containing the DN value.

Returns

This function returns the length of the normalized DN.

Description

This function contains the length of the normalized DN and normalizes sdn if it has not already been normalized.


slapi_sdn_get_parent()

Gets the parent DN of a given Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_sdn_get_parent(const Slapi_DN *sdn,Slapi_DN *sdn_parent);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

sdn

Pointer to the initialized Slapi_DN structure containing the DN whose parent is searched.

sdn_parent

Pointer to the Slapi_DN structure where the parent DN is returned.

Description

This function returns a Slapi_DN structure containing the parent DN of the DN kept in the structure pointed to by sdn.

See Also

slapi_sdn_get_backend_parent()


slapi_sdn_get_rdn()

Gets the RDN from a DN.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_sdn_get_rdn(const Slapi_DN *sdn, Slapi_RDN *rdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

sdn

Pointer to the Slapi_DN structure containing the DN.

rdn

Pointer to the Slapi_RDN structure where the RDN is returned.

Description

This function takes the DN stored in the Slapi_DN structure pointed to by sdn and retrieves its returned RDN within the Slapi_RDN structure pointed to by rdn.

See Also

slapi_sdn_add_rdn()

slapi_sdn_get_dn()


slapi_sdn_isempty()

Checks whether there is a DN value stored in a Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_sdn_isempty( const Slapi_DN *sdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

sdn

Pointer to the Slapi_DN structure that is going to be checked.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

This function checks whether a Slapi_DN structure contains a normalized or non-normalized value.

See Also

slapi_sdn_done()


slapi_sdn_isgrandparent()

Checks whether a DN is the parent of the parent of a given DN.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_sdn_isgrandparent( const Slapi_DN *parent,
    const Slapi_DN *child );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

parent

Pointer to the Slapi_DN structure containing the DN that claims to be the grandparent DN of the DN in child.

child

Pointer to the Slapi_DN structure containing the DN of the supposed "grandchild" of the DN in the structure pointed to by parent.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

See Also

slapi_sdn_get_parent()

slapi_sdn_isparent()

slapi_sdn_issuffix()


slapi_sdn_isparent()

Checks whether a DN is the parent of a given DN.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_sdn_isparent(const Slapi_DN *parent,
    const Slapi_DN *child);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

parent

Pointer to the Slapi_DN structure containing the DN that claims to be the parent of the DN in child.

child

Pointer to the Slapi_DN structure containing the DN of the supposed child of the DN in the structure pointed to by parent.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

See Also

slapi_sdn_get_parent()

slapi_sdn_issuffix()


slapi_sdn_issuffix()

Checks whether a Slapi_DN structure contains a suffix of another Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_sdn_issuffix(const Slapi_DN *sdn,
    const Slapi_DN *suffixsdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

sdn

Pointer to the Slapi_DN structure to be checked.

suffixsdn

Pointer to the Slapi_DN structure of the suffix.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

See Also

slapi_sdn_isparent()


slapi_sdn_new()

Allocates a new Slapi_DN structure and initializes it to NULL.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_new();

Parameters

This function takes no parameters.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the newly allocated, and still empty, Slapi_DN structure.

Description

This function creates a new Slapi_DN structure by allocating the necessary memory and initializing both DN and normalized DN values to NULL.

See Also

slapi_sdn_copy()

slapi_sdn_done()

slapi_sdn_free()


slapi_sdn_new_dn_byref()

Creates a new Slapi_DN structure and sets a DN value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_new_dn_byref(const char *dn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

dn

The DN value to be set in the new Slapi_DN structure.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the new Slapi_DN structure with a DN value set to the content of dn.

Description

This function creates a new Slapi_DN structure and initializes its DN with the value of dn. The DN of the new structure will point to the same string pointed to by dn (the DN value is passed in to the parameter by reference). However, the FLAG_DN flag is not set and no counter is incremented.

Memory Concerns

The memory is allocated by the function itself.

See Also

slapi_sdn_new_dn_byval()

slapi_sdn_new_dn_passin()


slapi_sdn_new_dn_byval()

Creates a new Slapi_DN structure and sets a DN value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_new_dn_byval(const char *dn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

dn

The DN value to be set in the new Slapi_DN structure.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the new Slapi_DN structure with a DN value set to the content of dn.

Description

This function creates a new Slapi_DN structure and initializes its DN with the value of dn. The DN of the new structure will point to a copy of the string pointed to by dn (the DN value is passed in to the parameter by value). The FLAG_DN flag is set and the internal counter is incremented.

Memory Concerns

The memory is allocated by the function itself.

See Also

slapi_sdn_new_dn_byref()

slapi_sdn_new_dn_passin()


slapi_sdn_new_dn_passin()

Creates a new Slapi_DN structure and sets a DN value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_new_dn_passin(const char *dn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

dn

The DN value to be set in the new Slapi_DN structure.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the new Slapi_DN structure with DN value set to the content of dn.

Description

This function creates a new Slapi_DN structure and initializes its DN with the value of dn. The DN of the new structure will point to the string pointed to by dn. The FLAG_DN flag is set and the internal counter is incremented.

Memory Concerns

The memory is allocated by the function itself.

See Also

slapi_sdn_new_dn_byref()

slapi_sdn_new_dn_byval()


slapi_sdn_new_ndn_byref()

Creates a new Slapi_DN structure and sets a normalized DN value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_new_ndn_byref(const char *ndn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

ndn

The normalized DN value to be set in the new Slapi_DN structure.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the new Slapi_DN structure with a normalized DN value set to the content of ndn.

Description

This function creates a new Slapi_DN structure and initializes its normalized DN with the value of ndn. The normalized DN of the new structure will point to the same string pointed to by ndn (the normalized DN value is passed into the parameter by reference). However, the FLAG_NDN flag is not set and no counter is incremented.

Memory Concerns

The memory is allocated by the function itself.

See Also

slapi_sdn_new_ndn_byval()


slapi_sdn_new_ndn_byval()

Creates a new Slapi_DN structure and sets a normalized DN value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_new_ndn_byval(const char *ndn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

ndn

The normalized DN value to be set in the new Slapi_DN structure.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the new Slapi_DN structure with a normalized DN value set to the content of ndn.

Description

This function creates a new Slapi_DN structure and initializes its normalized DN with the value of ndn. The normalized DN of the new structure will point to a copy of the string pointed to by ndn (the normalized DN value is passed into the parameter by value). The FLAG_DND flag is set and the internal counter is incremented.

Memory Concerns

The memory is allocated by the function itself.

See Also

slapi_sdn_new_ndn_byref()


slapi_sdn_scope_test()

Checks whether an entry, given its DN, is in the scope of a certain base DN.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_sdn_scope_test( const Slapi_DN *dn, const Slapi_DN *base,
    int scope );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

dn

The DN of the entry subject of scope test.

base

The base DN to which dn is going to be tested against.

scope

The scope tested. This parameter can take one of the following levels

  • LDAP_SCOPE_BASE - where the entry DN should be the same as the base DN
  • LDAP_SCOPE_ONELEVEL - where the base DN should be the parent of the entry DN
  • LDAP_SCOPE_SUBTREE - where the base DN should at least be the suffix of the entry DN

Returns

This function returns non-zero if dn matches the scoping criteria given by base and scope.

Description

This function carries out a simple test to check whether the DN passed in the dn parameter is actually in scope of the base DN according to the values passed into the scope and base parameters.

See Also

slapi_sdn_compare()

slapi_sdn_isparent()

slapi_sdn_issuffix()


slapi_sdn_set_dn_byref()

Sets a DN value in a Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_set_dn_byref(Slapi_DN *sdn, const char *dn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

sdn

The target Slapi_DN structure.

dn

The DN value to be set in sdn.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the Slapi_DN structure containing the new DN value.

Description

This function sets a DN value in a Slapi_DN structure. The DN of the new structure will point to the same string pointed to by dn (the DN value is passed into the parameter by value). However, the FLAG_DN flag is not set, and no internal counter is incremented.

See Also

slapi_sdn_set_dn_byval()

slapi_sdn_set_dn_passin()


slapi_sdn_set_dn_byval()

Sets a DN value in a Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_set_dn_byval(Slapi_DN *sdn, const char *dn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

sdn

The target Slapi_DN structure.

dn

The DN value to be set in sdn.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the Slapi_DN structure containing the new DN value.

Description

This function sets a DN value in a Slapi_DN structure. The DN of the new structure will point to a copy of the string pointed to by dn (the DN value is passed into the parameter by value). The FLAG_DN flag is set, and the internal counters are incremented.

See Also

slapi_sdn_set_dn_byref()

slapi_sdn_set_dn_passin()


slapi_sdn_set_dn_passin()

Sets a DN value in Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_set_dn_passin(Slapi_DN *sdn, const char *dn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

sdn

The target Slapi_DN structure.

dn

The DN value to be set in sdn.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the Slapi_DN structure containing the new DN value.

Description

This function sets a DN value in a Slapi_DN structure. The DN of the new structure will point to the same string pointed to by dn. The FLAG_DN flag is set, and the internal counters are incremented.

See Also

slapi_sdn_set_dn_byref()

slapi_sdn_set_dn_byval()


slapi_sdn_set_ndn_byref()

Sets a normalized DN in a Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_set_ndn_byref(Slapi_DN *sdn, const char *ndn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

sdn

The target Slapi_DN structure.

dn

The normalized DN value to be set in sdn.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the Slapi_DN structure containing the new normalized DN value.

Description

This function sets a normalized DN value in a Slapi_DN structure. The normalized DN of the new structure will point to the same string pointed to by ndn (the normalized DN value is passed into the parameter by reference). However, the FLAG_DN flag is not set, and no internal counter is incremented.

See Also

slapi_sdn_set_ndn_byval()

slapi_sdn_set_dn_passin()


slapi_sdn_set_ndn_byval()

Sets a normalized DN value in Slapi_DN structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_set_ndn_byval(Slapi_DN *sdn, const char *ndn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

sdn

The target Slapi_DN structure.

dn

The normalized DN value to be set in sdn.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the Slapi_DN structure containing the new normalized DN value.

Description

This function sets a normalized DN value in a Slapi_DN structure. The normalized DN of the new structure will point to a copy of the string pointed to by ndn (the normalized DN value is passed into the parameter by value). The FLAG_DN flag is set, and the internal counters are incremented.

See Also

slapi_sdn_set_dn_byref()

slapi_sdn_set_dn_passin()


slapi_sdn_set_parent()

Sets a new parent for a given entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_set_parent(Slapi_DN *sdn,
    const Slapi_DN *parentdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

sdn

The Slapi_DN structure containing the DN of the entry.

parentdn

The new parent DN.

Returns

The function returns a pointer to the Slapi_DN structure that contains the DN of the entry after the new parent DN has been set.

Description

This function sets a new parent for an entry. This is done by keeping the RDN of the original DN of the entry and by adding the DN of its new parent (the value of parentdn).

See Also

slapi_sdn_get_parent()

slapi_sdn_isparent()


slapi_sdn_set_rdn()

Sets a new RDN for given entry.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_DN *slapi_sdn_set_rdn(Slapi_DN *sdn, const Slapi_RDN *rdn);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

sdn

The Slapi_DN structure containing the DN of the entry.

rdn

The new RDN.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the Slapi_DN structure that keeps the DN of the entry after the new RDN has been set.

Description

This function sets a new RDN for an entry. This is done by retrieving the DN of the entry's parent of the origin DN of the entry and then adding it to the RDN (the value of rdn) to it.

See Also

slapi_sdn_get_rdn()


slapi_search_internal_callback_pb()

Performs an LDAP search operation based on a parameter block to search the directory. Unlike slapi_search_internal_pb(), this function allows you to specify callback functions that are invoked when the search operation finds matching entries or entries with referrals.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_search_internal_callback_pb(Slapi_PBlock *pb,
    void *callback_data, plugin_result_callback prc,
    plugin_search_entry_callback psec,
    plugin_referral_entry_callback prec);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

A parameter block that has been initialized using slapi_search_internal_set_pb().

callback_data

A pointer to arbitrary plug-in or operation-specific data that you would like to pass to your callback functions.

prc

Callback function that the server calls to send result codes. The function must have the prototype specified by plugin_result_callback.

psec

Callback function that the server calls when finding a matching entry in the directory. The function must have the prototype specified by plugin_search_entry_callback.

prec

Callback function that the server calls when finding an entry that contains LDAP v3 referrals. The function must have the prototype specified by plugin_referral_entry_callback.

Returns

This function returns -1 if the parameter passed is a NULL pointer. Otherwise, it returns 0.

After your code calls this function, the server sets SLAPI_PLUGIN_INTOP_RESULT in the parameter block to the appropriate LDAP result code. You can therefore check SLAPI_PLUGIN_INTOP_RESULT in the parameter block to determine whether an error has occurred.

Description

Like slapi_search_internal_pb(), this function allows you to search the directory from a plug-in function.

Unlike a search operation requested by a client, no result code, search entries, or referrals are sent to a client by slapi_search_internal_callback_pb(). However, you can write your own callback functions that are invoked when these events occur:

You can also pass arbitrary plug-in or operation-specific data to these callback functions. Specify the data that you want to pass as the callback_data argument of slapi_search_internal_callback_pb().

Memory Concerns

The entries passed to the search entry callback function do not need to be freed. If you need to access an entry after returning from the callback function, call slapi_entry_dup() to make a copy.

The referral URLs passed to the referral entry callback function do not need to be freed. If you need to access a referral string after returning from the callback function, call slapi_ch_strdup() to make a copy.

You do not need to call slapi_free_search_results_internal() after calling slapi_search_internal_callback_pb().


slapi_search_internal_get_entry()

Performs an internal search operation to read one entry (that is, it performs a base object search).

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_search_internal_get_entry( Slapi_DN *dn, char ** attrlist,
    Slapi_Entry **ret_entry, void *caller_identity);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

dn

The DN of the entry to be read.

attrlist

A NULL terminated array of attribute types to return from entries that match filter. If you specify a NULL, all attributes will be returned.

ret_entry

The address of a Slapi_Entry pointer to receive the entry if it is found.

caller_identity

A plug-in or component identifier. This value can be obtained from the SLAPI_PLUGIN_IDENTITY field of the parameter block that is passed to your plug-in initialization function.

Returns

This function returns the LDAP result code for the search operation.

Description

This function performs an internal search operation to read one entry (that is, it preforms a base object search). If an entry named by dn is found, the ret_entry pointer will be set to point to a copy of the entry that contains the attribute values specified by the attrlist parameter.

Memory Concerns

The returned entry (*ret_entry) should be freed by calling slapi_entry_free().

See Also

slapi_entry_free()

slapi_search_internal_pb()


slapi_search_internal_pb()

Performs an LDAP search operation based on a parameter block to search the directory.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_search_internal_pb(Slapi_PBlock *pb);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

pb

A parameter block that has been initialized using slapi_search_internal_set_pb().

Returns

This function returns -1 if the parameter passed is a NULL pointer. Otherwise, it returns 0.

After your code calls this function, the server sets SLAPI_PLUGIN_INTOP_RESULT in the parameter block to the appropriate LDAP result code. You can therefore check SLAPI_PLUGIN_INTOP_RESULT in the parameter block to determine whether an error has occurred.

Description

This function performs an internal search based on a parameter block. The parameter block should be initialized by calling the slapi_search_internal_set_pb() function.

Memory Concerns

slapi_free_search_results_internal() should be called to dispose of any entires and other items that were allocated by a call to slapi_search_internal_pb().


slapi_search_internal_set_pb()

Sets a parameter block for an internal search.

Syntax

#include slapi-plugin.h

int slapi_search_internal_set_pb(Slapi_PBlock *pb,
    const char *base, int scope, const char *filter,
    char **attrs, int attrsonly,LDAPControl **controls,
    const char *uniqueid,Slapi_ComponentId *plugin_identity,
    int operation_flags);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block.

base

The base of the search.

scope

LDAP_SCOPE_SUBTREE, LDAP_SCOPE_ONELEVEL, or LDAP_SCOPE_BASE

filter

The search filter.

attrs

Request attribute list.

attrsonly

Specifying 1 retrieves only the attribute types. Specifying 0 retrieves the attribute types and the attribute values.

controls

LDAP control that you wish to attach.

uniqueid

Unique ID must be set to NULL.

plugin_identity

Plug-in identifier obtained from SLAPI_PLUGIN_IDENTITY during plug-in initialization.

operation_flags

The only flag that is exposed in this release is SLAPI_OP_FLAG_NEVER_CHAIN. If this flag is set, then the search will not be conducted if the entry is a chained backend.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful. Otherwise, it returns an LDAP error code.

Description

Use this function to set the pblock to perform an internal search. This function is needed in order to use the internal search operation function, slapi_search_internal_pb().

You would typically create a Slapi_PBlock structure using slapi_pblock_new(), pass that parameter block to slapi_search_internal_pb(), and then pass the same parameter block to actually do the search.

Memory Concerns

Allocate the parameter block using slapi_pblock_new() before calling this function.

Directory Server does not free the parameters you passed to this function.

Free the parameter block after calling slapi_search_internal_pb().

See Also

slapi_pblock_new()

slapi_search_internal_pb()


slapi_send_ldap_referral()

Processes an entry's LDAP v3 referrals (which are found in the entry's ref attribute). For LDAP v3 clients, this function sends the LDAP referrals back to the client. For LDAP v2 clients, this function copies the referrals to an array of berval structures that you can pass to slapi_send_ldap_result() function at a later time.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_send_ldap_referral( Slapi_PBlock *pb, Slapi_Entry *e,
    struct berval **refs, struct berval ***urls );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block.

e

Pointer to the Slapi_Entry structure representing the entry that you are working with.

refs

Pointer to the NULL-terminated array of berval structures containing the LDAP v3 referrals (search result references) found in the entry.

urls

Pointer to the array of berval structures used to collect LDAP referrals for LDAP v2 clients.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful, or -1 if an error occurs.

Description

When you call this function, the server processes the LDAP referrals specified in the refs argument. The server processes referrals in different ways, depending on the version of the LDAP protocol supported by the client:

If you want to define your own function for sending referrals, write a function that complies with the type definition send_ldap_search_entry_fn_ptr_t and set the SLAPI_PLUGIN_DB_REFERRAL_FN parameter in the parameter block to the name of your function.

See Also

slapi_send_ldap_result()

slapi_send_ldap_search_entry()


slapi_send_ldap_result()

Sends an LDAP result code back to the client.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_send_ldap_result( Slapi_PBlock *pb, int err,
    char *matched, char *text, int nentries, struct berval **urls );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block.

err

LDAP result code that you want sent back to the client (for example, LDAP_SUCCESS).

matched

When sending back an LDAP_NO_SUCH_OBJECT result code, use this argument to specify the portion of the target DN that could be matched. (Pass NULL in other situations.)

text

Error message that you want sent back to the client. (Pass NULL if you do not want an error message sent back.)

nentries

When sending back the result code for an LDAP search operation, use this argument to specify the number of matching entries found.

urls

When sending back an LDAP_PARTIAL_RESULTS result code to an LDAP v2 client or an LDAP_REFERRAL result code to an LDAP v3 client, use this argument to specify the array of berval structures containing the referral URLs. (Pass NULL in other situations.)

Description

Call slapi_send_ldap_result() to send an LDAP result code (such as LDAP_SUCCESS) back to the client.

The following arguments are intended for use only in certain situations:

For LDAP v3 referrals, you can call slapi_send_ldap_result() to send referrals to LDAP v3 clients and collect them for LDAP v2 clients. You can pass the array of collected referrals to the urls argument of slapi_send_ldap_result(). For example:

struct berval **urls;
...
slapi_send_ldap_referral(ld, e, &refs, &urls);
slapi_send_ldap_result(ld,LDAP_PARTIAL_RESULTS,NULL,NULL,0,urls);

If you want to define your own function for sending result codes, write a function that complies with the type definition send_ldap_search_entry_fn_ptr_t and set the SLAPI_PLUGIN_DB_RESULT_FN parameter in the parameter block to the name of your function.

See Also

slapi_send_ldap_referral()

slapi_send_ldap_search_entry()


slapi_send_ldap_search_entry()

Sends an entry found by a search back to the client.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_send_ldap_search_entry( Slapi_PBlock *pb, Slapi_Entry *e,
    LDAPControl **ectrls, char **attrs, int attrsonly );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

pb

Parameter block.

e

Pointer to the Slapi_Entry structure representing the entry that you want to send back to the client.

ectrls

Pointer to the array of LDAPControl structures representing the controls associated with the search request.

attrs

Attribute types specified in the LDAP search request

attrsonly

Specifies whether or not the attribute values should be sent back with the result.

  • If 0, the values are included.
  • If 1, the values are not included.

Returns

This function returns 0 if successful, 1 if the entry is not sent (for example, if access control did not allow it to be sent), or -1 if an error occurs.

Description

Call slapi_send_ldap_search_entry() to send an entry found by a search back to the client.

attrs is the array of attribute types that you want to send from the entry. This value is equivalent to the SLAPI_SEARCH_ATTRS parameter in the parameter block.

attrsonly specifies whether you want to send only the attribute types or the attribute types and their values:

This value is equivalent to the SLAPI_SEARCH_ATTRSONLY parameter in the parameter block.

If you want to define your own function for sending entries, write a function complies with the type definition send_ldap_search_entry_fn_ptr_t and set the SLAPI_PLUGIN_DB_ENTRY_FN parameter in the parameter block to the name of your function.

See Also

slapi_send_ldap_referral()

slapi_send_ldap_result()


slapi_set_object_extension()

Modify an object extension.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_set_object_extension(int objecttype, void *object,
    int extensionhandle, void *extension);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

objecttype

Set by the server and used to retrieve the extension

object

Extended object

extensionhandle

Set by the server and used to retrieve the extension

extension

New extension to attach to the object

Description

This function modifies an extension to an object.

See Also

slapi_register_object_extension()


slapi_str2entry()

Converts an LDIF description of a directory entry (a string value) into an entry of the Slapi_Entry type.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Entry *slapi_str2entry( char *s, int flags );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

s

Description of an entry that you want to convert to Slapi_Entry.

flags

One or more flags specifying how the entry should be generated

The value of the flags argument can be one of the following values:

Argument

Description

SLAPI_STR2ENTRY_REMOVEDUPVALS

Removes any duplicate values in the attributes of the entry.

SLAPI_STR2ENTRY_ADDRDNVALS

Adds the relative distinguished name (RDN) components (for example, uid=bjensen) as attributes of the entry.

Returns

Pointer to the Slapi_Entry structure representing the entry, or NULL if the string cannot be converted (for example, if no DN is specified in the string).

Description

A directory entry can be described by a string in LDIF format.

Calling the slapi_str2entry() function converts a string description in this format to a Slapi_Entry structure, which you can pass to other API functions.


Note

This function modifies the string argument s. If you must use the string value again, make a copy of this string before calling slapi_str2entry().


If an error occurred during the conversion process, the function returns NULL instead of the entry.

When you are finished working with the entry, you should call the slapi_entry_free() function.

To convert an entry to a string description, call the slapi_entry2str() function.

Memory Concerns

Do not use free() or slapi_ch_free() to free the entry. Always use slapi_entry_free() instead.

See Also

slapi_entry2str()

slapi_entry_free()


slapi_str2filter()

Converts a string description of a search filter into a filter of the Slapi_Filter type.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Filter *slapi_str2filter( char *str );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

str

String description of a search filter.

Memory Concerns

Do not pass a static string to this function. Instead, create a duplicate using slapi_ch_strdup(). When you are finished working with this filter, you should free the Slapi_Filter structure by calling slapi_filter_free().

Returns

Pointer to the Slapi_Filter structure representing the search filter, or NULL if the string cannot be converted (for example, if an empty string is specified or if the filter syntax is incorrect).


slapi_unlock_mutex()

Unlocks the specified mutex.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_unlock_mutex( Slapi_Mutex *mutex );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

mutex

Pointer to an Slapi_Mutex structure representing the mutex that you want to unlock.

Returns

One of the following values:

Description

This function unlocks the mutex specified by the Slapi_Mutex structure.

See Also

slapi_destroy_mutex()

slapi_lock_mutex()

slapi_new_mutex()


slapi_UTF8CASECMP()

Compares two UTF8 strings.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_UTF8CASECMP(char *s0, char *s1);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

s0

A NULL-terminated UTF8 string.

s1

A NULL-terminated UTF8 string.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

This function has the following rules:

Evaluation occurs in this order:


slapi_UTF8NCASECMP()

Compares a specified number of UTF8 characters.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_UTF8NCASECMP(char *s0, char *s1, int n);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

s0

A NULL-terminated UTF8 string.

s1

A NULL-terminated UTF8 string.

n

The number of UTF8 characters (not bytes) from s0 and s1 to compare.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

This function has the following rules:

Evaluation occurs in this order:


slapi_UTF8ISLOWER()

Verifies if a UTF8 character is lower case.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_UTF8ISLOWER(char *s);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

s

Pointer to a single UTF8 character (could be multiple bytes).

Returns

This function returns 1 if the character is a lower case letter, or 0 if it is not.


slapi_UTF8ISUPPER()

Verifies if a single UTF8 character is upper case.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_UTF8ISUPPER(char *s);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

s

Pointer to a single UTF8 character (could be multiple bytes).

Returns

This function returns 1 if the character is an upper case letter, or 0 if it is not.


slapi_UTF8STRTOLOWER()

Converts a UTF8 string to lower case.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
unsigned char *slapi_UTF8STRTOLOWER(char *s);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

s

A NULL-terminated UTF8 string to be converted to lower case.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to a NULL-terminated UTF8 string whose characters are converted to lower case. Characters which are not upper case are copied as is. If the string is not found to be a UTF8 string, this function returns NULL.

Description

This function converts a string of multiple UTF8 characters, and not a single character, as in slapi_UTF8TOLOWER().

Memory Concerns

The output string is allocated, and needs to be released when it is no longer needed.

See Also

slapi_UTF8TOLOWER()


slapi_UTF8STRTOUPPER()

Converts a string made up of UTF8 characters and converts it to upper case.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
unsigned char *slapi_UTF8STRTOUPPER(char *s);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

s

A NULL-terminated UTF8 string to be converted to upper case.

Returns

This function returns a NULL-terminated UTF8 string whose characters are converted to upper case. Character which are not lower case are copied as is. If the string is not considered to be a UTF8 string, this function returns NULL.

Memory Concerns

The output string is allocated in this function, and needs to be released when it is no longer used.


slapi_UTF8TOLOWER()

Converts a UTF8 character to lower case.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_UTF8TOLOWER(char *s, char *d, int *ssz, int *dsz);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

s

A single UTF8 character (could be multiple bytes).

d

Pointer to the lower case form of s. The memory for this must be allocated by the caller before calling the function.

ssz

Returns the length in bytes of the input character.

dsz

Returns the length in bytes of the output character.


slapi_UTF8TOUPPER()

Converts a lower case UTF8 character to an upper case character.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_UTF8TOUPPER(char *s, char *d, int *ssz, int *dsz);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

s

Pointer to a single UTF8 character (could be multiple bytes).

d

Pointer to the upper case version of s. The memory for this must be allocated by the caller before calling the function.

ssz

Returns the length in bytes of the input character.

dsz

Returns the length in bytes of the output character.


slapi_value_compare()

Compares two values for a given attribute to determine if they are equals.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_value_compare(const Slapi_Attr *a, const Slapi_Value *v1,
    const Slapi_Value *v2);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

a

A pointer to an attribute used to determine how the two values will be compared.

v1

Pointer to the Slapi_ValueSet structure containing the first value to compare.

v2

Pointer to the Slapi_Value structure containing the second value to compare.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

This function compares two Slapi_Values using the matching rule associated to the attribute a.

This function replaces the deprecated slapi_attr_value_cmp() function used in previous releases, and uses the Slapi_Value attribute values instead of the berval attribute values.


slapi_value_dup()

Duplicates a value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value * slapi_value_dup(const Slapi_Value *v);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

v

Pointer to the Slapi_Value structure you wish to duplicate.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to a newly allocated Slapi_Value.

Memory Concerns

The new Slapi_Value is allocated and needs to be freed by the caller, using slapi_value_free().

See Also

slapi_value_free()


slapi_value_free()

Frees the specified Slapi_Value structure and its members from memory.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_value_free(Slapi_Value **value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

value

Address of the pointer to the Slapi_Value you wish to free.

Description

This function frees the Slapi_Value structure and its members (if it is not NULL), and sets the pointer to NULL.

Memory Concerns

Call this function when you are finished working with the structure.


slapi_valuearray_free()

Frees the specified array of Slapi_Value structures and their members from memory.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_valuearray_free(Slapi_Value ***value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

value

Array of Slapi_Value structures to free.

Description

This function frees each Slapi_Value structure and its members, and sets the pointer to NULL.

Memory Concerns

Call this function when you are finished working with the array of values.


slapi_value_get_berval()

Gets the berval structure of the value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
const struct berval * slapi_value_get_berval(
    const Slapi_Value *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

value

Pointer to the Slapi_Value of which you wish to get the berval.

Returns

Returns a pointer to the berval structure contained in the Slapi_Value. This function returns a pointer to the actual berval structure, and not a copy of it.

Memory Concerns

You should not free the berval structure unless you plan to replace it by calling slapi_value_set_berval().

See Also

slapi_value_set_berval()


slapi_value_get_int()

Converts the value to an integer.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_value_get_int(const Slapi_Value *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

value

Pointer to the Slapi_Value of which you wish to get as an integer.

Returns

This function returns an integer that corresponds to the value stored in the Slapi_Value structure, or 0 if there is no value.

Description

Converts the value in the Slapi_Value to an integer.

See Also

slapi_value_get_long()

slapi_value_get_uint()


slapi_value_get_length()

Gets the actual length of the value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
size_t slapi_value_get_length(const Slapi_Value *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

value

Pointer to the Slapi_Value of which you wish to get the length.

Returns

This function returns the length of the value contained in Slapi_Value, or 0 if there is no value.

Description

This function returns the actual length of a value contained in the Slapi_Value structure.


slapi_value_get_long()

Converts the value into a long integer.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
long slapi_value_get_long(const Slapi_Value *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

value

Pointer to the Slapi_Value of which you wish to get as a long integer.

Returns

This function returns a long integer that corresponds to the value stored in the Slapi_Value structure, or 0 if there is no value.

Description

This function converts the value contained in the Slapi_Value structure into a long integer.

See Also

slapi_value_get_int()

slapi_value_get_uint()

slapi_value_get_ulong()


slapi_value_get_string()

Returns the value as a string.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
const char * slapi_value_get_string(const Slapi_Value *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

value

Pointer to the Slapi_Value of which you wish to get as a string.

Returns

This function returns a string containing the value, or NULL if there is no value.

This function returns a pointer to the actual string value in Slapi_Value, not a copy of it.

Memory Concerns

You should not free the string unless to plan to replace it by calling slapi_value_set_string().

See Also

slapi_value_set_string()


slapi_value_get_uint()

Converts the value to an unsigned integer.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
unsigned int slapi_value_get_uint(const Slapi_Value *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

value

Pointer to the Slapi_Value of which you wish to get as an unsigned integer.

Returns

This function returns an unsigned integer that corresponds to the value stored in the Slapi_Value structure, or 0 if there is no value.

Description

Converts the value contained in Slapi_Value into an unsigned integer.

See Also

slapi_value_get_int()

slapi_value_get_long()

slapi_value_get_ulong()


slapi_value_get_ulong()

Converts the value into an unsigned long.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
unsigned long slapi_value_get_ulong(const Slapi_Value *value);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

value

Pointer to the Slapi_Value of which you wish to get as an unsigned long integer.

Returns

This function returns an unsigned long integer that corresponds to the value stored in the Slapi_Value structure, or 0 if there is no value.

Description

Converts the value contained in the Slapi_Value structure into an unsigned long integer.

See Also

slapi_value_get_int()

slapi_value_get_long()

slapi_value_get_uint()


slapi_value_init()

Initializes a Slapi_Value structure with no value.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value * slapi_value_init(Slapi_Value *v);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

v

Pointer to the value to be initialized. The pointer must not be NULL.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the initialized Slapi_Value structure (itself).

Description

This function initializes the Slapi_Value structure, resetting all of its fields to zero. The value passed as the parameter must be a valid Slapi_Value.


slapi_value_init_berval()

Initializes a Slapi_Value structure from the berval structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value * slapi_value_init_berval(Slapi_Value *v,
    struct berval *bval);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

v

Pointer to the value to initialize. The pointer must not be NULL.

bval

Pointer to the berval structure to be used to initialize the value.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the initialized Slapi_Value structure (itself).

Description

This function initializes the Slapi_Value structure with the value contained in the berval structure. The content of the berval structure is duplicated.


slapi_value_init_string()

Initializes a Slapi_Value structure from a string.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value * slapi_value_init_string(Slapi_Value *v,const char *s);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

v

Pointer to the value to be initialized. The pointer must not be NULL.

s

NULL-terminated string used to initialize the value.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the initialized Slapi_Value structure (itself).

Description

This function initializes the Slapi_Value structure with the value contained in the string. The string is duplicated.


slapi_value_init_string_passin()

Initializes a Slapi_Value structure with value contained in the string.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value * slapi_value_init_string_passin (Slapi_value *v,
    char *s);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

v

Pointer to the value to be initialized. The pointer must not be NULL.

s

NULL-terminated string used to initialize the value.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the initialized Slapi_Value structure (itself).

Description

This function initializes a Slapi_Value structure with the value contained in the string. The string is not duplicated and must be freed.

Memory Concerns

The string will be freed when the Slapi_Value structure is freed from memory by calling slapi_value_free().

See Also

slapi_value_free()

slapi_value_new_string_passin()

slapi_value_set_string_passin()


slapi_value_new()

Allocates a new Slapi_Value structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value * slapi_value_new();

Parameters

This function does not take any parameters.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the newly allocated Slapi_Value structure. If space cannot be allocated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program terminates.

Description

This function returns an empty Slapi_Value structure. You can call other functions of the API to set the value.

Memory Concerns

When you are no longer using the value, free it from memory by calling slapi_value_free().

See Also

slapi_value_dup()

slapi_value_free()

slapi_value_new_berval()


slapi_value_new_berval()

Allocates a new Slapi_Value structure and initializes it from a berval structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value * slapi_value_new_berval(const struct berval *bval);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

bval

Pointer to the berval structure used to initialize the newly allocated Slapi_Value.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the newly allocated Slapi_Value. If space cannot be allocated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program will terminate.

Description

This function returns a Slapi_Value structure containing a value duplicated from the berval structure passed as the parameter.

Memory Concerns

When you are no longer using the value, you should free it from memory by calling slapi_value_free().

See Also

slapi_value_dup()

slapi_value_free()

slapi_value_new()

slapi_value_new_string()


slapi_value_new_string()

Allocates a new Slapi_Value structure and initializes it from a string.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value * slapi_value_new_string(const char *s);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

s

NULL-terminated string used to initialize the newly allocated Slapi_Value.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the newly allocated Slapi_Value. If space cannot be allocated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program will terminate.

Description

This function returns a Slapi_Value structure containing a value duplicated from the string passed as the parameter.

Memory Concerns

When you are no longer using the value, you should free it from memory by calling slapi_value_free().

See Also

slapi_value_dup()

slapi_value_free()

slapi_value_new()

slapi_value_new_berval()


slapi_value_new_string_passin()

Allocates a new Slapi_Value structure and initializes it from a string.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value * slapi_value_new_string_passin ( char *s );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

s

NULL-terminated string used to initialize the newly allocated Slapi_Value structure.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to a newly allocated Slapi_Value structure. If space cannot be allocated (for example, if no virtual memory exists), the slapd program terminates.

Description

This function returns a Slapi_Value structure containing the string passed as the parameter. The string passed in must not be freed from memory.

Memory Concerns

The value should be freed by the caller, using slapi_value_free().

See Also

slapi_value_dup()

slapi_value_free()

slapi_value_new()


slapi_value_new_value()

Allocates a new Slapi_Value structure and initializes it from another Slapi_Value structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value * slapi_value_new_value(const Slapi_Value *v);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

v

Pointer to the Slapi_Value structure used to initialize the newly allocated Slapi_Value.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the newly allocated Slapi_Value. If space cannot be allocated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program will terminated.

Description

This function returns a Slapi_Value structure containing a value duplicated from the Slapi_Value structure passed as the parameter. This function is identical to slapi_value_dup().

Memory Concerns

When you are no longer using the value, you should free it from memory by calling the slapi_value_free() function/

See Also

slapi_value_dup()

slapi_value_free()


slapi_value_set()

Sets the value in a Slapi_Value structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value * slapi_value_set(Slapi_Value *value, void *val,
    unsigned long len);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

value

Pointer to the Slapi_Value in which to set the value.

val

Pointer to the value.

len

Length of the value.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the Slapi_Value with the value set.

Description

This function sets the value in the Slapi_Value structure. The value is a duplicate of the data pointed to by val and of length len.

Memory Concerns

If the pointer to the Slapi_Value structure is NULL, then nothing is done and the function returns NULL. If the Slapi_Value structure already contains a value, it is freed from memory before the new one is set.

When you are no longer using the Slapi_Value structure, you should free it from memory by calling slapi_value_free().

See Also

slapi_value_free()


slapi_value_set_berval()

Copies the value from a berval structure into a Slapi_Value structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value * slapi_value_set_berval(Slapi_Value *value,
    const struct berval *bval );

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

value

Pointer to the Slapi_Value structure in which to set the value.

bval

Pointer to the berval value to be copied.

Returns

This function returns the pointer to the Slapi_Value structure passed as the parameter, or NULL if it was NULL.

Description

This function sets the value of Slapi_Value structure. The value is duplicated from the berval structure bval.

Memory Concerns

If the pointer to the Slapi_Value structure is NULL, nothing is done and the function returns NULL. If the Slapi_Value already contains a value, it is freed from memory before the new one is set.

When you are no longer using the Slapi_Value structure, you should free it from memory by calling slapi_value_free().

See Also

slapi_value_free()


slapi_value_set_int()

Sets the integer value of a Slapi_Value structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_value_set_int(Slapi_Value *value, int intVal);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

value

Pointer to the Slapi_Value structure in which to set the integer value.

intVal

The integer containing the value to set.

Returns

This function returns one of the following values:

Description

This function sets the value of the Slapi_Value structure from the integer intVal.

Memory Concerns

If the pointer to the Slapi_Value structure is NULL, nothing is done and the function returns -1. If the Slapi_Value already contains a value, it is freed from memory before the new one is set.

When you are no longer using the Slapi_Value structure, you should free it from memory by calling slapi_value_free().

See Also

slapi_value_free()


slapi_value_set_string()

Copies a string in the value of a Slapi_Value structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_value_set_string(Slapi_Value *value, const char *strVal);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

value

Pointer to the Slapi_Value structure in which to set the value.

strVal

The string containing the value to set.

Returns

This function returns one of the following:

Description

This function sets the value of the Slapi_Value structure by duplicating the string strVal.

Memory Concerns

If the pointer to the Slapi_Value is NULL, nothing is done and the function returns -1. If the Slapi_Value already contains a value, it is freed from memory before the new one is set.

When you are no longer using the Slapi_Value structure, you should free it from memory by calling slapi_value_free().

See Also

slapi_value_free()


slapi_value_set_string_passin()

Sets the value of a Slapi_Value structure from a string.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_value_set_string_passin(Slapi_Value *value, char *strVal);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

value

Pointer to the Slapi_Value structure in which to set the value.

strVal

The string containing the value to set.

Returns

This function returns 0 if the value is set, or -1 if the pointer to the Slapi_Value structure is NULL.

Description

This function sets the value of Slapi_Value structure with the string strVal. If the Slapi_Value structure already contains a value, it is freed from memory before the new one is set. The string strVal must not be freed from memory.

Memory Concerns

Use slapi_value_free() when you are finished working with the structure to free it from memory.


slapi_value_set_value()

Copies the value of a Slapi_Value structure into a Slapi_Value structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value * slapi_value_set_value(Slapi_Value *value,
    const Slapi_Value *vfrom);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

value

Pointer to the Slapi_Value in which to set the value.

vfrom

Pointer to the Slapi_Value from which to get the value.

Returns

This function returns the pointer to the Slapi_Value structure passed as the parameter, or NULL if it was NULL.

Description

This function sets the value of the Slapi_Value structure. This value is duplicated from the Slapi_Value structure vfrom. vfrom must not be NULL.

Memory Concerns

If the pointer to the Slapi_Value is NULL, nothing is done and the function returns NULL. If the Slapi_Value already contains a value, it is freed from before the new one is set.

When you are no longer using the Slapi_Value structure, you should free it from memory by calling slapi_value_free().

See Also

slapi_value_free()


slapi_valueset_add_value()

Adds a Slapi_Value in the Slapi_ValueSet structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_valueset_add_value(Slapi_ValueSet *vs,
    const Slapi_Value *addval);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

vs

Pointer to the Slapi_ValueSet structure to which to add the value.

addval

Pointer to the Slapi_Value to add to the Slapi_ValueSet.

Description

This function adds a value in the form of a Slapi_Value structure in a Slapi_ValueSet structure.

Memory Concerns

The value is duplicated from the Slapi_Value structure, which can be freed from memory after using it without altering the Slapi_ValueSet structure.

This function does not verify if the value is already present in the Slapi_ValueSet structure. You can manually check this using slapi_valueset_first_value() and slapi_valueset_next_value().

See Also

slapi_valueset_first_value()

slapi_valueset_next_value()


slapi_valueset_count()

Returns the number of values contained in a Slapi_ValueSet structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_valueset_count(const Slapi_ValueSet *vs);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

vs

Pointer to the Slapi_ValueSet structure of which you wish to get the count.

Returns

This function returns the number of values contained in the Slapi_ValueSet structure.


slapi_valueset_done()

Frees the values contained in the Slapi_ValueSet structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_valueset_done(Slapi_ValueSet *vs);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

vs

Pointer to the Slapi_ValueSet structure from which you wish to free its values.

Memory Concerns

Use this function when you are no longer using the values, but you want to reuse the Slapi_ValueSet structure for a new set of values.


slapi_valueset_find()

Finds the value in a value set using the syntax of an attribute.

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Value *slapi_valueset_find(const Slapi_Attr *a,
    const Slapi_ValueSet *vs, const Slapi_Value *v);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

a

Pointer to the attribute. This is used to determine the syntax of the values and how to match them.

vs

Pointer to the Slapi_ValueSet structure from which you wish to get the value.

v

Address of the pointer to the Slapi_Value structure for the returned value.

Returns

This function returns a pointer to the value in the value set if the value was found. Otherwise, it returns NULL.

Description

Use this function to check for duplicate values in an attribute.


slapi_valueset_first_value()

Gets the first value of a Slapi_ValueSet structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_valueset_first_value(Slapi_ValueSet *vs, Slapi_Value **v);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

vs

Pointer to the Slapi_ValueSet structure from which you wish to get the value.

v

Address of the pointer to the Slapi_Value structure for the returned value.

Returns

This function returns the index of the value in the Slapi_ValueSet, or -1 if there was no value.

Description

Call this function when you wish to get the first value of a Slapi_ValueSet, or you wish to iterate through all of the values. The returned value is the index of the value in the Slapi_ValueSet structure and must be passed to call slapi_valueset_next_value() to get the next value.

Memory Concerns

This function gives a pointer to the actual value within the Slapi_ValueSet. You should not free it from memory.

See Also

slapi_valueset_next_value()


slapi_valueset_free()

Frees the specified Slapi_ValueSet structure and its members from memory.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_valueset_free(Slapi_ValueSet *vs)

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

vs

Pointer to the Slapi_ValueSet to free.

Description

This function frees the Slapi_ValueSet structure and its members if it is not NULL. Call this function when you are finished working with the structure.

See Also

slapi_valueset_done()


slapi_valueset_init()

Resets a Slapi_ValueSet structure to no values.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_valueset_init(Slapi_ValueSet *vs);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameter:

Parameter

Description

vs

Pointer to the Slapi_ValueSet to reset.

Description

This function initializes the values contained in the Slapi_ValueSet structure (sets them to 0). This does not free the values contained in the structure. To free the values, use slapi_valueset_done().

Memory Concerns

When you are no longer using the Slapi_ValueSet structure, you should free it from memory by using slapi_valueset_free().

See Also

slapi_valueset_done()

slapi_valueset_free()


slapi_valueset_new()

Allocates a new Slapi_ValueSet structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_ValueSet *slapi_valueset_new( void );

Parameters

This function takes no parameters.

Returns

This function returns a a pointer to the newly allocated Slapi_ValueSet structure. If no space could be allocated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program terminates.

Description

This function returns an empty Slapi_ValueSet structure. You can call other slapi_valueset functions of the API to set the values in the Slapi_ValueSet structure.

Memory Concerns

When you are no longer using the value, you should free it from memory by calling slapi_valueset_free().

See Also

slapi_valueset_free()


slapi_valueset_next_value()

Gets the next value from a Slapi_ValueSet structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
int slapi_valueset_next_value( Slapi_ValueSet *vs, int index,
    Slapi_Value **v);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

vs

Pointer to the Slapi_ValueSet structure from which you wish to get the value.

index

Value returned by the previous call to slapi_valueset_next_value() or slapi_valueset_first_value().

v

Address to the pointer to the Slapi_Value structure for the returned value.

Returns

This function returns the index of the value in the Slapi_ValueSet, or -1 if there was no more value or the input index is incorrect.

Description

Call this function when you wish to get the next value of a Slapi_ValueSet, after having first called slapi_valueset_first_value(). The returned value is the index of the value in the Slapi_ValueSet structure and must be passed to slapi_valueset_next_value().

Memory Concerns

This function gives a pointer to the actual value within the Slapi_ValueSet and you should not free it from memory.

See Also

slapi_valueset_first_value()


slapi_valueset_set_from_smod()

Copies the values of Slapi_Mod structure into a Slapi_ValueSet structure.

Syntax

#include "slapi-plugin.h"
void slapi_valueset_set_from_smod(Slapi_ValueSet *vs,
    Slapi_Mod *smod);

Parameters

This function takes the following parameters:

Parameter

Description

vs

Pointer to the Slapi_ValueSet structure into which you wish to copy the values.

smod

Pointer to the