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LWP::Protocol::ldap(3)	       User Contributed Perl Documentation	   LWP::Protocol::ldap(3)

NAME
       LWP::Protocol::ldap - Provide LDAP support for LWP::UserAgent

SYNOPSIS
	 use LWP::UserAgent;

	 $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new();
	 $res = $ua->get('ldap://ldap.example.com/' .
			 'o=University%20of%20Michigan,c=US??sub?(cn=Babs%20Jensen)',
			  Accept => 'text/json'):

DESCRIPTION
       The LWP::Protocol::ldap module provides support for using ldap schemed URLs following RFC
       4516 with LWP.  This module is a plug-in to the LWP protocol handling, so you don't use it
       directly.

       In addition to being used with LDAP URIs, LWP::Protocol::ldap also acts as the base class
       for its sibling modules LWP::Protocol::ldaps and LWP::Protocol::ldapi.

   Features
       HTTP methods supported

       LWP::Protocol::ldap implements the HTTP GET and HEAD methods.  They are mapped to the LDAP
       search operation,

       Response format

       Depending on the HTTP Accept header provided by the user agent, LWP::Protocol::ldap can
       answer the requests in one of the following formats:

       DSML
	   When the HTTP Accept header contains the "text/dsml" MIME type, the response is sent
	   as DSMLv1.

       JSON
	   When the HTTP Accept header contains the "text/json" MIME type, the response is sent
	   as JSON.  For this to work the JSON Perl module needs to be installed.

       LDIF
	   When the HTTP Accept header contains the "text/ldif" MIME type, the response is sent
	   in LDIFv1 format.

       HTML
	   In case no HTTP Accept header has been sent or none of the above MIME types can be
	   detected, and the x-format extension has not been provided either, the response is
	   sent using HTML markup in a 2-column table format (roughly modeled on LDIF).

       As an alternative to sending an HTTP Accept header, LWP::Protocol::ldap also accepts the
       "x-format" extension

       Example:

	ldap://ldap.example.com/o=University%20of%20Michigan,c=US??sub?(cn=Babs%20Jensen)?x-format=dsml

       TLS support

       For ldap and ldapi URIs, the module implements the "x-tls" extension that switches the
       LDAP connection to TLS using a call of the start_tls method.

       Example:

	ldap://ldap.example.com/o=University%20of%20Michigan,c=US??sub?(cn=Babs%20Jensen)?x-tls=1

       Note: In the above example, ideally giving "x-tls" should be sufficient, but unfortunately
       the parser in URI::ldap has a little flaw.

       Authorization

       Usually the connection is done anonymously, but if the HTTP Authorization header is
       provided with credentials for HTTP Basic authorization, the credentials given in that
       header will be used to do a simple bind to the LDAP server.

SEE ALSO
       LWP::Protocol::ldaps, LWP::Protocol::ldapi

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 1998-2004 Graham Barr, 2012 Peter Marschall.  All rights reserved.  This
       program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as
       Perl itself.

perl v5.16.3				    2013-06-08			   LWP::Protocol::ldap(3)
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