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Net::LDAP::Control(3pmUser Contributed Perl DocumentatiNet::LDAP::Control(3pm)



NAME
       Net::LDAP::Control - LDAPv3 control object base class

SYNOPSIS
        use Net::LDAP::Control;
        use Net::LDAP::Constant qw( LDAP_CONTROL_MATCHEDVALS );

        $ctrl = Net::LDAP::Control->new(
          type     => "1.2.3.4",
          value    => "help",
          critical => 0
        );

        $mesg = $ldap->search( @args, control => [ $ctrl ]);

        $ctrl = Net::LDAP::Control->new( type => LDAP_CONTROL_MATCHEDVALS );

DESCRIPTION
       "Net::LDAP::Control" is a base-class for LDAPv3 control objects.

CONSTRUCTORS
       new ( ARGS )
           ARGS is a list of name/value pairs, valid arguments are:

           critical
               A boolean value, if TRUE and the control is unrecognized by the
               server or is inappropriate for the requested operation then the
               server will return an error and the operation will not be
               performed.

               If FALSE and the control is unrecognized by the server or is
               inappropriate for the requested operation then the server will
               ignore the control and perform the requested operation as if
               the control was not given.

               If absent, FALSE is assumed.

           type
               A dotted-decimal representation of an OBJECT IDENTIFIER which
               uniquely identifies the control. This prevents conflicts
               between control names.

               This may be ommitted if the contructor is being called on a
               sub-class of Net::LDAP::Control which has registered to be
               associated with an OID.  If the contructor is being called on
               the Net::LDAP::Control package, then this argument must be
               given.  If the given OID has been registered by a package, then
               the returned object will be of the type registered to handle
               that OID.

           value
               Optional information associated with the control. It's format
               is specific to the particular control.

       from_asn ( ASN )
           ASN is a HASH reference, normally extracted from a PDU. It will
           contain a "type" element and optionally "critical" and "value"
           elements. On return ASN will be blessed into a package. If "type"
           is a registered OID, then ASN will be blessed into the registered
           package, if not then ASN will be blessed into Net::LDAP::Control.

           This constructor is used internally by Net::LDAP and assumes that
           HASH passed contains a valid control. It should be used with
           caution.

METHODS
       In addition to the methods listed below, each of the named parameters
       to "new" is also avaliable as a method. "type" will return the OID of
       the control object. "value" and "critical" are set/get methods and will
       return the current value for each attribute if called without
       arguments, but may also be called with arguments to set new values.

       error ()
           If there has been an error returns a description of the error,
           otherwise it will return "undef"

       init ()
           "init" will be called as the last step in both contructors. What it
           does will depend on the sub-class. It must always return the
           object.

       register ( OID )
           "register" is provided for sub-class implementors. It should be
           called as a class method on a sub-class of Net::LDAP::Control with
           the OID that the class will handle. Net::LDAP::Control will
           remember this class and OID pair and use it in the following
           situations.

           o   "new" is called as a class method on the Net::LDAP::Control
               package and OID is passed as the type. The returned object will
               be blessed into the package that registered the OID.

           o   "new" is called as a class method on a registered package and
               the "type" is not specified. The "type" will be set to the OID
               registered by that package.

           o   "from_asn" is called to construct an object from ASN. The
               returned object will be blessed into the package which was
               registered to handle the OID in the ASN.

       ( to_asn )
           Returns a structure suitable for passing to Convert::ASN1 for
           encoding. This method will be called by Net::LDAP when the control
           is used.

           The base class implementation of this method will call the "value"
           method without arguments to allow a sub-class to encode it's value.
           Sub-classes should not need to override this method.

       valid ()
           Returns true if the object is valid and can be encoded. The default
           implementation for this method is to return TRUE if there is no
           error, but sub-classes may override that.

SEE ALSO
       Net::LDAP Net::LDAP::Control::EntryChange
       Net::LDAP::Control::ManageDsaIT Net::LDAP::Control::Paged
       Net::LDAP::Control::PersistentSearch Net::LDAP::Control::ProxyAuth
       Net::LDAP::Control::Sort Net::LDAP::Control::SortResult
       Net::LDAP::Control::VLV Net::LDAP::Control::VLVResponse

AUTHOR
       Graham Barr <gbarrATpobox.com>

       Please report any bugs, or post any suggestions, to the perl-ldap
       mailing list <perl-ldapATperl.org>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 1999-2004 Graham Barr. All rights reserved. This program
       is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
       same terms as Perl itself.



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