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Part I Directory Server Plug-In API Guide

1.  Before You Start Writing Plug-Ins

2.  Changes to the Plug-In API Since Directory Server 5.2

3.  Getting Started With Directory Server Plug-Ins

4.  Working With Entries Using Plug-Ins

Creating Entries

Creating New Entries

Creating Copies of Entries

Converting To and From LDIF Representations

Converting an LDIF String to a Slapi_Entry Structure

Converting a Slapi_Entry Structure to an LDIF String

Getting Entry Attributes and Attribute Values

Adding and Removing Attribute Values

Adding Attribute Values

Removing Attribute Values

Verifying Schema Compliance for an Entry

Handling Entry Distinguished Names

Getting the Parent and Suffix DNs

Determining Whether a Suffix Is Served Locally

Getting and Setting Entry DNs

Normalizing a DN

Is the User the Directory Manager?

5.  Extending Client Request Handling Using Plug-Ins

6.  Handling Authentication Using Plug-Ins

7.  Performing Internal Operations With Plug-Ins

8.  Writing Entry Store and Entry Fetch Plug-Ins

9.  Writing Extended Operation Plug-Ins

10.  Writing Matching Rule Plug-Ins

11.  Writing Password Storage Scheme Plug-Ins

12.  Writing Password Quality Check Plug-Ins

13.  Writing Computed Attribute Plug-Ins

Part II Directory Server Plug-In API Reference

14.  Data Type and Structure Reference

15.  Function Reference, Part I

16.  Function Reference, Part II

17.  Parameter Block Reference

A.  NameFinder Application

Prerequisite Software

Deploying NameFinder

Configuring NameFinder to Access Your Directory

Customizing NameFinder


Chapter 4

Working With Entries Using Plug-Ins

This chapter covers plug-in API features for handling directory entries, attributes, attribute values, and distinguished names (DNs). This chapter also deals with converting entries to and from LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF) strings, and checking whether entries comply with LDAP schema.

Code excerpts used in this chapter can be found in the install-path/examples/entries.c sample plug-in and the install-path/examples/dns.c sample plug-in.

See Chapter 15, Function Reference, Part I for information about the plug-in API functions used in this chapter.

This chapter covers the following topics: