JAVA LDAP APIs#

We use a bunch of different LDAP SDKs and we like UnboundID LDAP SDK best.

UnboundID LDAP SDK For Java#

We like UnboundID LDAP SDK For Java and think it is the best maintained SDK and provides the best features.

Excellent LDAP API with considerable LDAP Connection Pool capabilities.

Apache Directory LDAP API#

The Apache Directory LDAP API is an ongoing effort to provide an enhanced LDAP API, as a replacement for JNDI and the existing LDAP API (jLdap and Mozilla LDAP API). This is a "schema aware" API with some convenient ways to access all types of LDAP servers, not only ApacheDS but any LDAP server.

Novell's SDK#

Certainly if you are using eDirectory consider this, but it has not been maintained and has had no updates in years!

There are two branches:

com.novell.ldap#

Javadoc for the com.novell.ldap package is located on the Web, or on the local disk once the documentation has been installed (default location is C:\Novell\NDK\jldap\doc\jldapenu\api) com.novell.ldap This package contains the Novell Java Classes for LDAP. It includes the following:

  • Classes defined by the IETF Java LDAP API Internet Draft
  • Classes defined by IETF Java LDAP Internet Drafts on controls
  • Classes supporting SSL authentication
  • Classes supporting Novell defined extensions
  • Classes supporting controls for eDirectory operations like partition and replica operations.
  • Classes providing OID definitions for common syntaxes, attributes, controls, etc.
  • Classes supporting generation of ASN.1 for customer defined controls or extensions

org.ietf.ldap#

This package contains only those classes defined by the current IETF drafts and RFCs, and should be used when binary compatibility with other SDKs are required. It includes the following:
  • Classes defined by the IETF Java LDAP API Internet Draft
  • Classes defined by IETF Java LDAP Internet Drafts on controls

Javadoc for the org.ietf.ldap package is located on the Web , or on the local disk once the documentation has been installed (default location is C:\Novell\NDK\jldap\doc\jldapenu\ietfapi)

Other Information on Novell SDK#

You may also need some of Novell's other APIs depending on what you are trying to acomplish.

If you are working with Universal Password, you may need the NMAS APIs.

OpenDJ LDAP SDK#

The OpenDJ LDAP SDK provides a set of modern, developer-friendly Java APIs as part of the OpenDJ product suite. The product suite includes the client SDK alongside command-line tools and sample code, a 100% pure Java directory server, and more. You can use OpenDJ SDK to create client applications for use with any server that complies with the, RFC 4510: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): Technical Specification Road Map.

Oracle SDK#

Well, I think Oracle may have another SDK or two, but they are such a mess I can not find anything else.

OpenLDAP SDK#

As we understand thing, this is a fork of the Novell's SDK; However, it appears that at some point in time, the code base has diverged and they are no longer maintained in the same fashion.

J2EE Applications#

The Java Naming and Directory Interface JNDI is part of the Java platform, providing applications based on Java technology with a unified interface to multiple naming and directory services. You can build powerful and portable directory-enabled applications using this industry standard works in concert with other technologies in the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) to organize and locate components in a distributed computing environment.

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