Ruby LDAP


#1

Anyone has done work with Ruby-Ldap? and maybe could provide some
examples? I have to admit that I am rather lost using this.

I am looking to do a Rails interface to manage LDAP servers but I can’t
seem to find how to do this in Ruby and for example retrieve the
elements, attributes, and change them.

This is what I have done so far…


#!/appl/ruby/bin/ruby -w

require ‘ldap’

conn = LDAP::Conn.new( ‘ldapserver’, 389 )
conn.set_option( LDAP::LDAP_OPT_PROTOCOL_VERSION, 3 )
res=conn.bind(‘cn=Manager,dc=domain,dc=com’,‘password’)

printf(“connected %s”,res)
conn.search(‘ou=people,dc=domain,dc=com’,LDAP::LDAP_SCOPE_SUBTREE,‘cn=*’,[‘cn’])
do |entry|
dn=entry.get_dn
printf(“dn: %s\n”,dn)
end


How could I get then the details of an entry, and modify them?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Stephane


#2

I’ve been using the new Net::Ldap which has pretty good documentation.
The documentation is included with the source.

http://rubyforge.org/projects/net-ldap/


#3

Hi,

Have a look at Enterprise Integration with Ruby [http://
pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/fr_eir/index.html]. It dedicates about
27 pages to the topic, and it discusses some of the libraries that
have been mentioned in other replies. One of the free excerpts is
even from the LDAP chapter!

Regards,
Craig


#4

On 5/19/06, Stephane Fourdrinier - Fusemail removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

Anyone has done work with Ruby-Ldap? and maybe could provide some
examples? I have to admit that I am rather lost using this.

I am looking to do a Rails interface to manage LDAP servers but I can’t
seem to find how to do this in Ruby and for example retrieve the
elements, attributes, and change them.

You might look at ActiveLDAP, an ActiveRecord like layer on top of the
ruby ldap libs.

http://rubyforge.org/projects/ruby-activeldap/
http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/ActiveLDAP

cheers,
jh


James H.
Web application developer
Vancouver, BC

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