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A module that makes simple LDAP usage simple.

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A small wrapper around the python-ldap library that provides a more Pythonic interface for LDAP server connections, LDAP objects, and the common get and search operations.


Install using pip:

pip install simpleldap


A quick and easy example using simpleldap:

>>> import simpleldap
>>> conn = simpleldap.Connection('')
>>> user = conn.get("uid=myuser")
>>> user.dn
>>> user['cn']
['Joe Smith', 'Joe M. Smith']
>>> user.first('cn')
'Joe Smith'
>>> conn.close()

The Connection object can also be used as a context manager, e.g.:

with simpleldap.Connection('') as conn:
    users ="(&(givenName=Joe)(sn=Smith))")

A common method for authenticating users is to connect to an LDAP server using a service user/account and then attempt a bind operation using the user’s credentials (i.e. DN and password). The authenticate method makes this simple:

with simpleldap.Connection('') as conn:
    is_valid = conn.authenticate('uid=myuser,dc=directory,dc=example,dc=com', 'password')


The authentication method does not perform an unbind and does not bind again using the original connection’s credentials; therefore, any further actions following a successful authenticate call will be performed as the authenticated user.

LDAP also offers a feature to compare an attribute’s value with a given string. This can occasionally be more efficient and expressive than grabbing an entire object from the LDAP store. simpleldap offers a compare method for this feature:

>>> conn = simpleldap.Connection('')
>>> user_dn = 'uid=myuser,dc=directory,dc=example,dc=com'
>>>, 'cn', 'Joe Smith')

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