support for LDAP URLs

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: support for LDAP URLs
Date: 2012-11-13 03:38:57
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Here is a patch to support RFC 2255 LDAP URLs in pg_hba.conf. So,
instead of, say

host ... ldap ldapbasedn="dc=example, dc=net" ldapsearchattribute=uid

you could write

host ... ldap lapurl="ldap://,dc=net?uid?sub"

Apache and probably other software uses the same format, and it's easier
to have a common format for all such configuration instead of having to
translate the information provided by the LDAP admin into each
software's particular configuration spellings.

I'm using the OpenLDAP-provided URL parsing routine, which means this
wouldn't be supported on Windows. But we already support different
authentication settings on different platforms, so this didn't seem such
a big problem.

Attachment Content-Type Size
pg-ldap-urls.patch text/x-patch 5.9 KB


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