encodings while modify AD with linux-client
steuwer at univention.de
Tue May 3 18:55:39 CEST 2005
OK, got it -- but it was't obvious...:
Am Dienstag, 3. Mai 2005 09:41 schrieb Ingo Steuwer:
> Am Montag, 2. Mai 2005 20:22 schrieb Michael Ströder:
> > Ingo Steuwer wrote:
> > > modlist=[(ldap.MOD_REPLACE,"description",[u"hallöle".encode('ISO-8859-1
> > >') ])] lo.modify_s("CN=moreusers,CN=Users,%s"%ldap_base,modlist)
> > LDAPv3 mandates use of Unicode with UTF-8 encoding. You are accessing
> > Active Directory via its LDAPv3 interface. Hence it expects UTF-8.
> > > It is documented that Active Directory uses ISO-8859-1 and not utf8
> > > (like Openldap an others).
> > I doubt that. Well, depends on what "Active Directory uses ISO-8859-1"
> > really means...
> This was mentioned in a documentation of a python-ldap-based tool a can't
> find anymore... google stuff.
> > But the charset of the internal storage of AD is not relevant when
> > accessing it through LDAPv3.
> > > So, is this a python-ldap or openldap-problem
> > Nope. The applications using python-ldap are responsible to provide the
> > proper charset and encoding at the API level.
> > I've tried it. It works for me with UTF-8.
> Just to be sure: You tried it which way? My experiences are that
> python-ldap doesn't allow the use of unicode in a modlist (see Exception in
> my first mail, "expected a string in the list"). Which python-version do
> you use?
> Furthermore it seems to me that python-ldap does not use unicode internaly.
> If I read from AD I get unicode strings which are handled by python like
> Latin -- which means I have to convert them like "unicode(value,'utf8')".
> I expected that modlist will need also unicode as normal strings but that
> will give me the other conversion-exception ("ordinal not in range(128)").
> Ingo Steuwer
> > Ciao, Michael.
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