Some questions (status,SSL,Unicode)

Jacek Konieczny jajcus at
Thu Nov 8 14:32:00 CET 2001


I am new to the list. I have some questions about python-ldap. I have
not found answers for them in the archives, so I am asking here...

1. Is the project alive? The mailing list and CVS logs make me think it
is dead :-(

2. What about SSL/TLS/STARTTLS support? I realy need encrypted
connection to LDAP server.

3. What about Unicode? All strings with non-ascii characters are
encoded as Unicode in a directory and returned as UTF-8 from LDAP
search. It seems reasonable to store them as Unicode objects in python,
but It would require python-ldap to know some details about schema.
I think python-ldap should be just simple interface to LDAP, and the
application should be responsible for interpreting the results.

I am currently working on LDAP browser with curses interface. I need
such thing for managing users and such on my servers.
To make the browser (I want to use python for that) I need
python bindings to LDAP. So I use python-ldap (ver. 1.10alpha3-1).

If it is necessery I can help with developing python-ldap, as it is very
important to me. I am using Linux with openldap-2.0.18, so I could test
it only on this platform.

BTW. My browser is working now, but only supports anonymous browsing of
LDAP directory and has no editing capabilities.


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