Extended Request

The LDAP extended operation provides a degree of extensibility to the LDAP protocol by allowing clients to request operations not defined in the core protocol specification.

A server should display the supported Extensions within the rootDSE as a supportedExtension.

Examples of LDAP extended operations include:

The extended request protocol op is defined as follows:

ExtendedRequest ::= [APPLICATION 23] SEQUENCE {
    requestName      [0] LDAPOID,
    requestValue     [1] OCTET STRING OPTIONAL } 

The elements of the extended request include:

  • requestName - The OID that is used to indicate the type of operation to perform.
  • requestValue - An optional value containing additional information to use during the course of processing the request.

The response to an Extended Request is a Extended Response

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