LDAP_SEARCHPREFS(3LDAP) LDAP Library Functions LDAP_SEARCHPREFS(3LDAP)


NAME


ldap_searchprefs, ldap_init_searchprefs, ldap_init_searchprefs_buf,
ldap_free_searchprefs, ldap_first_searchobj, ldap_next_searchobj - LDAP
search preference configuration routeines

SYNOPSIS


cc[ flag... ] file... -lldap[ library... ]
# include <lber.h>
# include <ldap.h>

int ldap_init_searchprefs(char **file,
struct ldap_searchobj ***solistp);


int ldap_init_searchprefs_buf(char **buf, unsigned longlen,
struct ldap_searchobj **solistp);


struct ldap_searchobj **ldap_free_searchprefs
(struct ldap_searchobj **solist);


struct ldap_searchobj **ldap_first_searchobj
(struct ldap_seachobj **solist);


struct ldap_searchobj **ldap_next_searchobj
(struct ldap_seachobj **solist, struct ldap_seachobj **so);


DESCRIPTION


These functions provide a standard way to access LDAP search preference
configuration data. LDAP search preference configurations are typically
used by LDAP client programs to specify which attributes a user may
search by, labels for the attributes, and LDAP filters and scopes
associated with those searches. Client software presents these choices
to a user, who can then specify the type of search to be performed.


ldap_init_searchprefs() reads a sequence of search preference
configurations from a valid LDAP searchpref configuration file. See
ldapsearchprefs.conf(4). Upon success, 0 is returned and solistp is set
to point to a list of search preference data structures.


ldap_init_searchprefs_buf() reads a sequence of search preference
configurations from buf, whose size is buflen. buf should point to the
data in the format defined for an LDAP search preference configuration
file. See ldapsearchprefs.conf(4). Upon success, 0 is returned and
solistp is set to point to a list of search preference data structures.


ldap_free_searchprefs() disposes of the data structures allocated by
ldap_init_searchprefs().


ldap_first_searchpref() returns the first search preference data
structure in the list solist. The solist is typically obtained by calling
ldap_init_searchprefs().


ldap_next_searchpref() returns the search preference after so in the
template list solist. A NULL pointer is returned if so is the last entry
in the list.

ERRORS


ldap_init_search_prefs() and ldap_init_search_prefs_bufs() return:

LDAP_SEARCHPREF_ERR_VERSION

**buf points to data that is newer than can be handled.


LDAP_SEARCHPREF_ERR_MEM

Memory allocation problem.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for a description of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
|Interface Stability | Evolving |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


ldap(3LDAP), ldapsearchprefs.conf(4), attributes(5)


Yeong, W., Howes, T., and Hardcastle-Kille, S., "Lightweight Directory
Access Protocol", OSI-DS-26, April 1992.


Howes, T., Hardcastle-Kille, S., Yeong, W., and Robbins, C., "Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol", OSI-DS-26, April 1992.


Hardcastle-Kille, S., "A String Representation of Distinguished Names",
OSI-DS-23, April 1992.


Information Processing - Open Systems Interconnection - The Directory,
International Organization for Standardization. International Standard
9594, (1988).


January 27, 2002 LDAP_SEARCHPREFS(3LDAP)