From: Graham Barr <gbarr@po...> - 2001-05-15 18:09:54
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Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 19:37:21 +0200
Subject: OpenLDAP , PerLdap and UTF 8
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I had some problems with users DN/CN containing German=20
"Umlaute" like =FC=F6=E4=D6=C4=DC=DF, every bind failed. Finding no reall=
helpfull comments in the docs, faqs, mailing lists i finally found a=20
solution at least for me.
The points here are=20
-> ldap v3 uses utf8, ldap v2 t61 .Perldap uses v2 as standard.
-> perl 5.6 does support utf8 but the data coming in is probably=20
something like latin1.
So after half a day :
# Pragma to use UTF 8
# convert out gotten username from latin1 to utf8
$user =3D~ tr/\0-\xff//CU;
my $ldap =3D Net::LDAP->new('server',port =3D> "389") or return=20
(undef, "$@") ;
# Binding with version 3 so utf8 is the encoding the server expects
my $result =3D $ldap->bind ( =20
dn =3D> "$user",
password =3D> "$passwd",
version =3D> '3'
I dont know if there is a more elegant solution, but the way should=20
be documented somewhere, so other ppl have a chance without=20
going into change files,faqs,docs and mailing lists from=20
perl,openldap and perldap.
greetings and thanx for your module
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