JavaScript is required to for searching.
Skip Navigation Links
Exit Print View
Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition Developer's Guide 11 g Release 1 (
search filter icon
search icon

Document Information


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

A Hello World Plug-In

Find the Code

Review the Plug-In

Build the Plug-In

Plug In the Plug-In

Updating Directory Server Configuration

Restarting Directory Server

Checking the Log

Writing Directory Server Plug-Ins

Include the slapi-plugin.h Header File

Write Your Plug-In Functions

Use Appropriate Return Codes

Write an Initialization Function

Set Configuration Information Through the Parameter Block

Specifying Compatibility

Specifying the Plug-In Description

Set Pointers to Functions Through the Parameter Block

Locate Examples

Building Directory Server Plug-Ins

Include the Header File for the Plug-In API

Link the Plug-In as a Shared Object or Dynamic Link Library

Locate the Example Build Rules

Plugging Libraries Into Directory Server

Specify Plug-In Configuration Settings

Understanding Plug-In Types and Dependencies

Ordering Plug-In Calls

Retrieving Arguments Passed to Plug-Ins

Searching Plug-In Libraries

Modify the Directory Server Configuration

Restart Directory Server

Logging Plug-In Messages

Log Three Levels of Message Severity

Fatal Error Messages

Warning Messages

Informational Messages

Set the Appropriate Log Level in the Directory Server Configuration

Find Messages in the Log

4.  Working With Entries Using Plug-Ins

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 3

Getting Started With Directory Server Plug-Ins

This chapter provides an introduction to creating Directory Server plug-ins. This chapter also explains how to enable the server to use plug-ins and how to generate log entries.

If you maintain plug-ins developed for a previous release of Directory Server, refer to Chapter 2, Changes to the Plug-In API Since Directory Server 5.2 for information about what has changed.

This chapter covers the following topics: