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A strictly RFC 4511 conforming LDAP V3 pure Python client. Same codebase for Python 2, Python3, PyPy and PyPy 3

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ldap3 is a strictly RFC 4511 conforming LDAP V3 pure Python client. The same codebase works with Python, Python 3, PyPy and PyPy3.

This project was formerly named python3-ldap. The name has been changed to avoid confusion with the python-ldap library.

Home Page

Project home page is


Documentation is available at


The ldap3 project is open source software released under the LGPL v3 license.

PEP8 Compliance

ldap3 is PEP8 compliant, except for line length.


Package download is available at


Install with pip install ldap3

Git repository

You can download the latest source at

Continuous integration

Continuous integration for testing is at


You can submit support tickets on

Thanks to

  • Ilya Etingof, the author of the pyasn1 package for his excellent work and support.

  • Mark Lutz for his Learning Python and Programming Python excellent books series and John Goerzen and Brandon Rhodes for their book Foundations of Python Network Programming. These books are wonderful tools for learning Python and this project owes a lot to them.

  • JetBrains for donating to this project the Open Source license of PyCharm 3 Professional.

  • GitHub for providing the free source repository space and the tools I use to develop this project.

  • The Python Software Foundation for providing support for the test lab infrastructure.

Contact me

For information and suggestions you can contact me at or you can also a support ticket on


You can read the current changelog at

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