Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Developer's Guide


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.


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


This function takes the following parameter:


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


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,, the function returns NULL.