determining if bind successful

Michael Ströder michael at
Thu May 1 18:03:09 CEST 2003

Michael Engelhart wrote:
> Is there anything in the API that will let you determine whether a 
> particular users login was successful or not?  I'm using simple_bind to 
> bind a user but it appears that if you type in anything, it will accept 
> but just not give access rights.  I want to be able to display a web 
> page after a user tries to login that says "Username/Password were 
> incorrect. please try again."

Mainly if simple_bind_s(who,cred) was successful with a non-empty password 
in cred the "login" was successful. Otherwise one of the following 
exceptions is usually raised:



Note the "usual" in the sentence above. Details depend very much on your 
LDAP server (which one?). Many weird things out there...

Ciao, Michael.

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