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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


Creating Entries

This section demonstrates how to create an entry in the directory. Create a new entry by allocating space, and creating a completely new entry. Alternatively, create a new entry by duplicating an existing entry and modifying its values.

Creating New Entries

Create a completely new entry by using slapi_entry_alloc() to allocate the memory that is required, as shown in the following example.

Example 4-1 Creating a New Entry (entries.c)

#include "slapi-plugin.h"

    Slapi_Entry * entry = NULL;        /* Entry to hold LDIF      */

    /* Allocate the Slapi_Entry structure.                        */
    entry = slapi_entry_alloc();

    /* Add code that fills the Slapi_Entry structure.             */

    /* Add code that uses the Slapi_Entry structure.              */

    /* Release memory allocated for the entry.                    */

    return (0);

Creating Copies of Entries

Create a copy of an entry with slapi_entry_dup().