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Re: How to use JLDAP to search for an entry in OpenLDAP using a binary search filter?

I don't believe so, though I would check the RFC.

On 9/19/05, Safdar Kureishy <safdar.kureishy@gmail.com> wrote:
Btw, should this hex encoded value be preceded with the "0x" string (e.g. "0x\22\45\A0\33")? I'm sorry if this question is trivial, but I am unable to try this out right now as I'm in the middle of the implementation process ... The reason I ask is that Active Directory requires a "0x" prefix followed by the escaped hex-encoding of the individual bytes - if OpenLDAP and AD require different prefixes for this, that'll impact my design, otherwise I can reuse the same code for both...


On 9/18/05, Safdar Kureishy <safdar.kureishy@gmail.com > wrote:
Thanks Marc.

On 9/16/05, Marc Boorshtein < mboorshtein@gmail.com> wrote:
I believe you can escape the bytes in the filter with a "\".  So your filter would be "(byBinaryVal=\\2B\\1A)"


On 9/16/05, Safdar Kureishy < safdar.kureishy@gmail.com> wrote:

This is a question about JLDAP and OpenLDAP, specifically about searching
using binary attribute values.

I'm using JLDAP to access OpenLDAP and I need to search for an entry using a
binary identifier. The only posting I could find about this is at this link,
but I wasn't able to understand the response:
http://www.openldap.org/lists/openldap-devel/200009/msg00096.html .

I was wondering if anyone could answer this question for me.

I have 2 options: (1) store the binary value as a base64 encoded string to
start with, so that I can query it as a string search filter, (2) to store
it in binary form and query it in binary form as well. I'm trying to use
option (2) if possible.

For option 2, I have the binary value to search for as a byte array
(byte[]). The current JLDAP apis don't seem to have an option to specify a
search filter for a byte[] value.

To cut the question short, to search for [binaryId = <somebinarydata>], what
would the JLDAPConnection.search() method take as parameters against an
OpenLDAP server?

Thanks in advance,