LDAP: Add an entry using LDIF and the UnboundID LDAP SDK

  1. Add Example (Java)
  2. See Also

The following example uses the standard edition of the UnboundID LDAP SDK to add an entry using LDIF. The standard edition of the LDAP SDK is free and the source code is supplied.

Using the LDAP ADD request:

  • The distinguished name must not already exist
  • The immediate superior of the distinguished name must exist
  • The server will not dereference aliases

Example Code

package samplecode.add;

import com.unboundid.ldap.sdk.AddRequest;
import com.unboundid.ldap.sdk.LDAPConnection;
import com.unboundid.ldap.sdk.LDAPConnectionOptions;
import com.unboundid.ldap.sdk.LDAPException;
import com.unboundid.ldif.LDIFException;

/** demonstrate the {@link AddRequest} */
public final class AddExample

   * demonstrate the {@link AddRequest}
   * @throws LDIFException
   * @throws LDAPException
  public static void main(final String... args) throws LDAPException,LDIFException
     * Use connection options to specify that the connection attempt
     * should be 1 second and if the ADD request times out, the request
     * should be abandoned
    final LDAPConnectionOptions connectionOptions = 
       new LDAPConnectionOptions();
    int connectionTimeoutMillis = 1000;

     * LDIF lines for the add request
    final String[] ldifLines =
                    "dn: uid=user,dc=example,dc=com",
                    "changetype: add",
                    "cn: Joe User",
                    "sn: User",
                    "uid: user",
                    "userPassword: password"

    final String host = "ldap.example.com";
    final int port = 389;

    LDAPConnection ldapConnection = 
	   new LDAPConnection(connectionOptions,host,port);
    ldapConnection.add(new AddRequest(ldifLines));

See Also

About Terry Gardner

Terry Gardner was a leading directory services architect with experience with many large scale directory services installations and messaging server installations, and was a Subject Matter Expert in the field of Directory Services and Solaris (operating system) performance. Mr. Gardner also participated in the open-source software community. Mr. Gardner passed away in December, 2013.
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