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From Syed Mudassir Ahmed <>
Subject Re: Get all attributes
Date Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:43:03 GMT
I am curious to know how ldap API can do that?

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> On 24-Sep-2015, at 7:28 PM, Emmanuel Lécharny <> wrote:
> Le 24/09/15 15:19, Syed Mudassir Ahmed a écrit :
>> This solution applies to Windows active directory. For each value of objectClass
(top, person, etc) there is an object in cn=schema,cn=configuration,dc=... . Each of these
objects tells required and optional attributes. For the given entry, get all the values of
its objectClass and query those objects for attributes.
> yes, but this is not the solution to the very question you asked. Here,
> what you are doing is that you fetch the schema, and then you deduce the
> optional AttributeTypes a specific entry can have by checking for its
> ObjectClasses.
> Your question was "When I do search or lookup operation, I am getting
> only 'n' attributes listed. I need the reamining (m-n) attributes as
> well." and the short answer is : you can't. It's a two step operation,
> actually...
> Now, yes, fecthing the schema is the way to go, and you have to store
> the information locally. The LDAP API can do that, so you won't need to
> specifically request for the information every tilme you fecth an entry.
> (although for AD, this is a bt more complex than just fetching teh
> schema, just because AD is not implementng LDAP the way it should ;-)

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