Some questions (status,SSL,Unicode)
michael at stroeder.com
Thu Nov 8 15:15:57 CET 2001
Jacek Konieczny wrote:
> 1. Is the project alive?
See item 1 on http://python-ldap.sourceforge.net/faq.shtml ;-).
> 2. What about SSL/TLS/STARTTLS support? I realy need encrypted
> connection to LDAP server.
Patches for using StartTLS were provided but not landed in CVS yet.
Also the implementation was somewhat incomplete since it lacks
support for setting up a local SSL context (trusted root CA certs,
CRL handling etc.).
> 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.
Yes. The low-level C wrapper module in python-ldap should not handle
Unicode objects. It should pass strings not knowing if these are
text strings or binary blobs.
> If it is necessery I can help with developing python-ldap, as it is very
> important to me.
You're welcome to help.
> I am using Linux with openldap-2.0.18, so I could test
> it only on this platform.
There are various public LDAP servers.
> BTW. My browser is working now, but only supports anonymous browsing of
> LDAP directory and has no editing capabilities.
You might wanna check out
http://python-ldap.sourceforge.net/apps.shtml to learn more about
what login and editing capabilities mean by looking at existing
More information about the python-ldap