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Re: getting object by its DN

> Hi everybody!
> Is there any simple ways to get LDAP object by its DN in OpenLDAP SDK?
> ldap_search() doesn't recognize filter like: dn=cn=sombody,ou=dept1,o=mycomp
> I know, that by splitting DN into cn and rest I can make search using rest of DN as base, but is that the only way?
> What is the cannonical approach?

A search with scope = LDAP_SCOPE_BASE, and base = dn you want to find.

Since it is an error for a search to be requested with a non-existent
base, the search is guaranteed to either fail returning LDAP_NO_SUCH_OBJECT,
or the search will succeed returning the desired object (assuming no referrals
are involved).