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NAME ^

Net::LDAP::SimpleServer - Minimal-configuration, read-only LDAP server

VERSION ^

version 0.0.17

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Net::LDAP::SimpleServer;

    # Or, specifying a Net::Server personality
    use Net::LDAP::SimpleServer 'PreFork';

    # using default configuration file
    my $server = Net::LDAP::SimpleServer->new();

    # passing a specific configuration file
    my $server = Net::LDAP::SimpleServer->new({
        conf_file => '/etc/ldapconfig.conf'
    });

    # passing configurations in a hash
    my $server = Net::LDAP::SimpleServer->new({
        port => 5000,
        data_file => '/path/to/data.ldif',
    });

    # make it spin
    $server->run();

    # make it spin with options
    $server->run({ allow_anon => 0 });

DESCRIPTION ^

As the name suggests, this module aims to implement a simple LDAP server, using many components already available in CPAN. It can be used for prototyping and/or development purposes. This is NOT intended to be a production-grade server, altough some brave souls in small offices might use it as such.

As of April 2010, the server will load a LDIF file and serve its contents through the LDAP protocol. Many operations are NOT available yet, notably writing into the directory tree.

The constructors will follow the rules defined by Net::Server, but the most useful are the two forms described below.

Net::LDAP::SimpleServer will use the directory ${HOME}/.ldapsimple as a BASEDIR for server files. If there exists a file:

    BASEDIR/server.conf

it will be used as the default confguration file. Similarly, if there exists a file:

    BASEDIR/server.ldif

it will be used as the default data file for this server.

METHODS ^

new()

Instantiates a server object. If the default configuration file is available, the options in it will be used.

new( HASHREF )

Instantiates a server object using the options specified in a hash reference.

options()

As specified in Net::Server, this method creates new options for the, server, namely:

default_values()

As specified in Net::Server, this method provides default values for a number of options.

Notice that we do set a default password for the cn=root DN. This allows for out-of-the-box testing, but make sure you change the password when putting this to production use.

post_configure_hook()

Method specified by Net::Server to validate the parameters used in the server instance.

process_request()

Method specified by Net::Server to actually handle one connection. In this module it basically delegates the processing to Net::LDAP::SimpleServer::ProtocolHandler.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT ^

Net::LDAP::SimpleServer may use a configuration file to specify the server settings. If no file is specified and options are not passed in a hash, this module will look for a default configuration file named BASEDIR/server.conf.

    data_file /path/to/a/ldif/file.ldif
    #port 389
    #root_dn cn=root
    #root_pw somepassword

TODO ^

We plan to implement more options in Net::LDAP::SimpleServer. Some ideas are:

    #objectclass_req (true|false)
    #user_tree dc=some,dc=subtree,dc=com
    #user_id_attr uid
    #user_pw_attr password

Keeping in mind we do NOT want to implement a full blown LDAP server.

SUPPORT ^

Perldoc

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

  perldoc Net::LDAP::SimpleServer

Websites

The following websites have more information about this module, and may be of help to you. As always, in addition to those websites please use your favorite search engine to discover more resources.

Email

You can email the author of this module at RUSSOZ at cpan.org asking for help with any problems you have.

Internet Relay Chat

You can get live help by using IRC ( Internet Relay Chat ). If you don't know what IRC is, please read this excellent guide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat. Please be courteous and patient when talking to us, as we might be busy or sleeping! You can join those networks/channels and get help:

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to bug-net-ldap-simpleserver at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Net-LDAP-SimpleServer. You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

Source Code

The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)

https://github.com/russoz/Net-LDAP-SimpleServer

  git clone https://github.com/russoz/Net-LDAP-SimpleServer.git

AUTHOR ^

Alexei Znamensky <russoz@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Alexei Znamensky.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

You can make new bug reports, and view existing ones, through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENCE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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