ldap_perror, ld_errno, ldap_result2error, ldap_errlist, ldap_err2string - LDAP protocol
error handling routines
OpenLDAP LDAP (libldap, -lldap)
char *ldap_err2string( int err );
The ldap_err2string() routine provides short description of the various codes returned by
routines in this library. The returned string is a pointer to a static area that should
not be modified.
These codes are either negative, indicating an API error code; positive, indicating an
LDAP resultCode other than 'success' (0), or - zero, indicating both successful use of the
API and the LDAP resultCode 'success' (0).
The code associated with an LDAP session is accessible using ldap_get_option(3) and
ldap_set_option(3) with the LDAP_OPT_RESULT_CODE option (previously called
PROTOCOL RESULT CODES
This section provides a partial list of protocol codes recognized by the library. As LDAP
is extensible, additional values may be returned. A complete listing of registered LDAP
result codes can be obtained from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
LDAP_SUCCESS The request was successful.
An operations error occurred.
LDAP_PROTOCOL_ERROR A protocol violation was detected.
An LDAP time limit was exceeded.
An LDAP size limit was exceeded.
LDAP_COMPARE_FALSE A compare operation returned false.
LDAP_COMPARE_TRUE A compare operation returned true.
The LDAP server does not support strong authentication.
Strong authentication is required for the operation.
Partial results only returned.
The attribute type specified does not exist in the entry.
LDAP_UNDEFINED_TYPE The attribute type specified is invalid.
Filter type not supported for the specified attribute.
An attribute value specified violates some constraint (e.g., a postal-
Address has too many lines, or a line that is too long).
An attribute type or attribute value specified already exists in the
LDAP_INVALID_SYNTAX An invalid attribute value was specified.
LDAP_NO_SUCH_OBJECT The specified object does not exist in The Directory.
LDAP_ALIAS_PROBLEM An alias in The Directory points to a nonexistent entry.
A syntactically invalid DN was specified.
LDAP_IS_LEAF The object specified is a leaf.
A problem was encountered when dereferencing an alias.
Inappropriate authentication was specified (e.g., LDAP_AUTH_SIMPLE was
specified and the entry does not have a userPassword attribute).
Invalid credentials were presented (e.g., the wrong password).
The user has insufficient access to perform the operation.
LDAP_BUSY The DSA is busy.
LDAP_UNAVAILABLE The DSA is unavailable.
The DSA is unwilling to perform the operation.
LDAP_LOOP_DETECT A loop was detected.
A naming violation occurred.
An object class violation occurred (e.g., a "must" attribute was miss-
ing from the entry).
The operation is not allowed on a nonleaf object.
The operation is not allowed on an RDN.
LDAP_ALREADY_EXISTS The entry already exists.
Object class modifications are not allowed.
LDAP_OTHER An unknown error occurred.
API ERROR CODES
This section provides a complete list of API error codes recognized by the library. Note
that LDAP_SUCCESS indicates success of an API call in addition to representing the return
of the LDAP 'success' resultCode.
LDAP_SERVER_DOWN The LDAP library can't contact the LDAP server.
LDAP_LOCAL_ERROR Some local error occurred. This is usually a failed dynamic memory
LDAP_ENCODING_ERROR An error was encountered encoding parameters to send to the LDAP
LDAP_DECODING_ERROR An error was encountered decoding a result from the LDAP server.
LDAP_TIMEOUT A timelimit was exceeded while waiting for a result.
LDAP_AUTH_UNKNOWN The authentication method specified to ldap_bind() is not known.
LDAP_FILTER_ERROR An invalid filter was supplied to ldap_search() (e.g., unbalanced
LDAP_PARAM_ERROR An ldap routine was called with a bad parameter.
LDAP_NO_MEMORY An memory allocation (e.g., malloc(3) or other dynamic memory alloca-
tor) call failed in an ldap library routine.
LDAP_USER_CANCELED Indicates the user cancelled the operation.
LDAP_CONNECT_ERROR Indicates a connection problem.
LDAP_NOT_SUPPORTED Indicates the routine was called in a manner not supported by the
Indicates the control provided is unknown to the client library.
Indicates no results returned.
Indicates more results could be returned.
LDAP_CLIENT_LOOP Indicates the library has detected a loop in its processing.
Indicates the referral limit has been exceeded.
Deprecated interfaces generally remain in the library. The macro LDAP_DEPRECATED can be
defined to a non-zero value (e.g., -DLDAP_DEPRECATED=1) when compiling program designed to
use deprecated interfaces. It is recommended that developers writing new programs, or
updating old programs, avoid use of deprecated interfaces. Over time, it is expected that
documentation (and, eventually, support) for deprecated interfaces to be eliminated.
OpenLDAP Software is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project <http://www.openl-
dap.org/>. OpenLDAP Software is derived from University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.
OpenLDAP 2.4.25 2011/03/26 LDAP_ERROR(3)