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From Stefan Seelmann <>
Subject Re: [OT] Is there a Java client to interact with directory server?
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2007 06:54:51 GMT

Stefan Zoerner schrieb:
> Hi Spark!
> Spark Shen wrote:
>> Recently, I am developing Ldap service provider for HDK. It's a jndi
>> feature. In essence, this service provider is a ldap client, which
>> supports LdapV3 extended operations and controls.
>> May be the client with apache license is already here, I think. If so,
>> I am lucky enough to avoid reinventing the wheel :-)
> I assume that Spark does not mean a UI client. As far as I have
> understood it, he tries to implement a service provider for JNDI, which
> is a plugin without any UI at all. No?
> Both JXplorer and Directory Studio are nice tools, but I think both use
> an existing LDAP service provider, like the one in Sun JDK.
> Do we have client LDAP code within Apache Directory? Or do we only
> implement the server side of the protocol? Emmanuel?

We have a full LDAP client implementation including ASN.1 handling in
the shared module:
. It is used in the server tools and in Studio for DSML import and export.

Stefan Seelmann

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