API overview

Configuration options

Zend\Ldap\Ldap accepts an array of options either supplied to the constructor or through the setOptions() method. The permitted options are as follows:

Name Description
host The default hostname of the LDAP server if not supplied to connect() (also may be used when trying to canonicalize usernames in bind()).
port Default port of the LDAP server if not supplied to connect().
useStartTls Whether or not the LDAP client should use TLS (aka SSLv2) encrypted transport. A value of true is strongly favored in production environments to prevent passwords from be transmitted in clear text. The default value is false, as servers frequently require that a certificate be installed separately after installation. The useSsl and useStartTls options are mutually exclusive. The useStartTls option should be favored over useSsl, but not all servers support this newer mechanism.
useSsl Whether or not the LDAP client should use SSL encrypted transport. The useSsl and useStartTls options are mutually exclusive.
username The default credentials username. Some servers require that this be in DN form. This must be given in DN form if the LDAP server requires a DN to bind and binding should be possible with simple usernames.
password The default credentials password (used only with username above).
bindRequiresDn If true, this instructs Zend\Ldap\Ldap to retrieve the DN for the account used to bind if the username is not already in DN form. The default value is false.
baseDn The default base DN used for searching (e.g., for accounts). This option is required for most account related operations and should indicate the DN under which accounts are located.
accountCanonicalForm A small integer indicating the form to which account names should be canonicalized. See the Account Name Canonicalization section.
accountDomainName The FQDN domain for which the target LDAP server is an authority (e.g., example.com).
accountDomainNameShort The ‘short’ domain for which the target LDAP server is an authority. This is usually used to specify the NetBIOS domain name for Windows networks, but may also be used by non-AD servers.
accountFilterFormat The LDAP search filter used to search for accounts. This string is a sprintf() style expression that must contain one %s to accommodate the username. The default value is (&(objectClass=user)(sAMAccountName=%s)) unless bindRequiresDn is set to true, in which case the default is (&(objectClass=posixAccount)(uid=%s)). Users of custom schemas may need to change this option.
allowEmptyPassword Some LDAP servers can be configured to accept an empty string password as an anonymous bind. This behavior is almost always undesirable. For this reason, empty passwords are explicitly disallowed. Set this value to true to allow an empty string password to be submitted during the bind.
optReferrals If set to true, this option indicates to the LDAP client that referrals should be followed. The default value is false.
tryUsernameSplit If set to false, this option indicates that the given username should not be split at the first @ or \\ character to separate the username from the domain during the binding-procedure. This allows the user to use usernames that contain an @ or \\ character that do not inherit some domain-information, e.g. using email-addresses for binding. The default value is true.
networkTimeout Number of seconds to wait for LDAP connection before fail. If not set, the default value is the system value.

API Reference

Class names are relative to the Zend\Ldap namespace, unless otherwise noted.

Zend\Ldap\Ldap

Zend\Ldap\Ldap is the base interface into a LDAP server. It provides connection and binding methods as well as methods to operate on the LDAP tree.

Method signature Description
__construct(array|Traversable $options = null) : void If no options are provided at instantiation, the connection parameters must be passed to the instance using setOptions(). The allowed options are specified in the options section.
getResource() : resource Returns the raw LDAP extension (ext/ldap) resource.
getLastErrorCode() : int Returns the LDAP error number of the last LDAP command.
getLastError(int &$errorCode = null, array &$errorMessages = null) : string Returns the LDAP error message of the last LDAP command. The optional $errorCode parameter is set to the LDAP error number when given. The optional $errorMessages array will be filled with the raw error messages when given. The various LDAP error retrieval functions can return different things, so they are all collected if $errorMessages is given.
setOptions(array|Traversable $options) : void Sets the LDAP connection and binding parameters. Allowed options are specified in the options section.
getOptions() : array Returns the current connection and binding parameters.
getBaseDn() : string Returns the base DN this LDAP connection is bound to.
getCanonicalAccountName(string $acctname, int $form) : string Returns the canonical account name of the given account name $acctname. $form specifies the format into which the account name is canonicalized. See Account Name Canonicalization for more details.
disconnect() : void Disconnects the instance from the LDAP server.
connect(string $host, int $port, bool $useSsl, bool $useStartTls, int $networkTimeout) : void Connects the instance to the given LDAP server. All parameters are optional and will be taken from the LDAP connection and binding parameters passed to the instance via the constructor or via setOptions() if null.
bind(string $username, string $password) : void Authenticates $username with $password on the LDAP server. If both parameters are omitted, the binding will be carried out with the credentials given in the connection and binding parameters. If no credentials are given in the connection and binding parameters, an anonymous bind will be performed. Note that this requires anonymous binds to be allowed on the LDAP server. An empty string, '', can be passed as $password together with a username if, and only if, allowEmptyPassword is set to true in the connection and binding parameters.
search(/* ... */) : Collection Searches the LDAP tree with the given $filter and the given search parameters; see below for full details.
count(string|Filter\AbstractFilter $filter, string|Dn $basedn, int $scope) : int Counts the elements returned by the given search parameters. See search() for a detailed description of the method parameters.
countChildren(string|Dn $dn) : int Counts the direct descendants (children) of the entry identified by the given $dn.
exists(string|Dn $dn) : bool Checks whether the entry identified by the given $dn exists.
searchEntries(/* ... */) : array Performs a search operation and returns the result as an PHP array. This is essentially the same method as search() except for the return type. See search() and searchEntries() below for more details.
getEntry(string|Dn $dn, array $attributes, bool $throwOnNotFound) : array Retrieves the LDAP entry identified by $dn with the attributes specified in $attributes. if $attributes is omitted, all attributes ([]) are included in the result. $throwOnNotFound is false by default, so the method will return null if the specified entry cannot be found. If set to true, a Zend\Ldap\Exception\LdapException will be thrown instead.
prepareLdapEntryArray(array &$entry) : void Prepare an array for the use in LDAP modification operations. This method does not need to be called by the end-user as it's implicitly called on every data modification method.
add(string|Dn $dn, array $entry) : void Adds the entry identified by $dn with its attributes $entry to the LDAP tree. Throws a Zend\Ldap\Exception\LdapException if the entry could not be added.
update(string|Dn $dn, array $entry) : void Updates the entry identified by $dn with its attributes $entry to the LDAP tree. Throws a Zend\Ldap\Exception\LdapException if the entry could not be modified.
save(string|Dn $dn, array $entry) : void Saves the entry identified by $dn with its attributes $entry to the LDAP tree. Throws a Zend\Ldap\Exception\LdapException if the entry could not be saved. This method decides by querying the LDAP tree if the entry will be added or updated.
delete(string|Dn $dn, boolean $recursively) : void Deletes the entry identified by $dn from the LDAP tree. Throws a Zend\Ldap\Exception\LdapException if the entry could not be deleted. $recursively is false by default. If set to true the deletion will be carried out recursively and will effectively delete a complete subtree. Deletion will fail if $recursively is false and the entry $dn is not a leaf entry.
moveToSubtree(string|Dn $from, string|Dn $to, bool $recursively, bool $alwaysEmulate) : void Moves the entry identified by $from to a location below $to keeping its RDN unchanged. $recursively specifies if the operation will be carried out recursively (false by default) so that the entry $from and all its descendants will be moved. Moving will fail if $recursively is false and the entry $from is not a leaf entry. $alwaysEmulate controls whether the ext/ldap function ldap_rename() should be used if available. This can only work for leaf entries and for servers and for ext/ldap supporting this function. Set to true to always use an emulated rename operation. All move-operations are carried out by copying and then deleting the corresponding entries in the LDAP tree. These operations are not atomic so that failures during the operation will result in an inconsistent state on the LDAP server. The same is true for all recursive operations. They also are by no means atomic. Please keep this in mind.
move(string|Dn $from, string|Dn $to, bool $recursively, bool $alwaysEmulate) : void This is an alias for rename().
rename(string|Dn $from, string|Dn $to, bool $recursively, bool $alwaysEmulate) : void Renames the entry identified by $from to $to. $recursively specifies if the operation will be carried out recursively (false by default) so that the entry $from and all its descendants will be moved. Moving will fail if $recursively is false and the entry $from is not a leaf entry. $alwaysEmulate controls whether the ext/ldap function ldap_rename() should be used if available. This can only work for leaf entries and for servers and for ext/ldap supporting this function. Set to TRUE to always use an emulated rename operation.
copyToSubtree(string|Dn $from, string|Dn $to, bool $recursively) : void Copies the entry identified by $from to a location below $to keeping its RDN unchanged. $recursively specifies if the operation will be carried out recursively (false by default) so that the entry $from and all its descendants will be copied. Copying will fail if $recursively is false and the entry $from is not a leaf entry.
copy(string|Dn $from, string|Dn $to, bool $recursively) : void Copies the entry identified by $from to $to. $recursively specifies if the operation will be carried out recursively (false by default) so that the entry $from and all its descendants will be copied. Copying will fail if $recursively is false and the entry $from is not a leaf entry.
getNode(string|Dn $dn) : Node Returns the entry $dn wrapped in a Zend\Ldap\Node.
getBaseNode() : Node Returns the entry for the base DN $baseDn wrapped in a Zend\Ldap\Node.
getRootDse() : Node\RootDse Returns the RootDSE for the current server.
getSchema() : Node\Schema Returns the LDAP schema for the current server.

The search() signature is as follows:

search(
    string|Filter\AbstractFilter $filter,
    string|Dn $basedn,
    int $scope,
    array $attributes,
    string $sort,
    string $collectionClass,
    int $sizelimit,
    int $timelimit
) : Collection

where:

searchEntries()

searchEntries(
    string|Dn $basedn,
    int $scope,
    array $attributes,
    string $sort,
    bool $reverseSort,
    int $sizelimit,
    int $timelimit
) : array

Arguments are essentially the same as for search(), with two differences:

Unlike search(), this method always returns an array of results.

Zend\Ldap\Collection

Zend\Ldap\Collection implements Iterator to allow for item traversal using foreach() and Countable to be able to respond to count(). With its protected createEntry() method, it provides an extension point for developers needing custom result objects.

Method signature Description
__construct(Collection\DefaultIterator $iterator) : void The constructor must be provided with a Zend\Ldap\Collection\DefaultIterator, which does the real result iteration.
close() : bool Closes the internal iterator. This is also called in the destructor.
toArray() : array Returns all entries as an array.
getFirst() : array Returns the first entry in the collection or null if the collection is empty.

Zend\Ldap\Attribute

Zend\Ldap\Attribute is a helper class providing only static methods to manipulate arrays suitable to the structure used in Zend\Ldap\Ldap data modification methods, and to the data format required by the LDAP server. PHP data types are converted using Zend\Ldap\Converter\Converter methods.

Method signature Description
static setAttribute(array &$data, string $attribName, mixed $value, bool $append) : void Sets the attribute $attribName in $data to the value $value. If $append is true (false by default) $value will be appended to the attribute. $value can be a scalar value or an array of scalar values. Conversion will take place.
static getAttribute(array $data, string $attribName, int|null $index) : array|mixed Returns the attribute $attribName from $data. If $index is null (default), an array will be returned containing all the values for the given attribute. An empty array will be returned if the attribute does not exist in the given array. If an integer index is specified the corresponding value at the given index will be returned. If the index is out of bounds, null will be returned. Conversion will take place.
static attributeHasValue(array &$data, string $attribName, mixed|array $value) : bool Checks if the attribute $attribName in $data has the value(s) given in $value. The method returns true only if all values in $value are present in the attribute. Comparison is done strictly (respecting the data type).
static removeDuplicatesFromAttribute(array &$data, string $attribName) : void Removes all duplicates from the attribute $attribName in $data.
static removeFromAttribute(array &$data, string $attribName, mixed|array $value) : void Removes the value(s) given in $value from the attribute $attribName in $data.
static setPassword(/* ... */) : void See setPassword below for details.
static createPassword(string $password, string $hashType) : string Creates an LDAP password. The password hash can be specified with $hashType. The default value here is Attribute::PASSWORD_HASH_MD5 with Attribute::PASSWORD_HASH_SHA as the other possibility.
static setDateTimeAttribute(/ ... /) : void See setDateTimeAttribute() below for details.
static getDateTimeAttribute(/ ... /) : array int

setPassword()

The full signature of setPassword() is as follows:

static setPassword(
    array &$data,
    string $password,
    string $hashType,
    string $attribName
) : void

Sets an LDAP password for the attribute $attribName in $data. $attribName defaults to userPassword which is the standard password attribute. The password hash can be specified with $hashType. The default value here is Attribute::PASSWORD_HASH_MD5 with Attribute::PASSWORD_HASH_SHA as the other possibility.

setDateTimeAttribute()

The full signature of setDateTimeAttribute() is as follows:

static setDateTimeAttribute(
    array &$data,
    string $attribName,
    int|array $value,
    boolean $utc,
    boolean $append
) : void

Sets the attribute $attribName in $data to the date/time value $value. if $append is true (false by default) $value will be appended to the attribute. $value can be an integer value or an array of integers. Date-time-conversion according to Converter\Converter::toLdapDateTime() will take place.

getDateTimeAttribute()

The full signature of getDateTimeAttribute() is as follows:

static getDateTimeAttribute(
    array $data,
    string $attribName,
    int|null $index
) : array|int

Returns the date/time attribute $attribName from $data. If $index is null (default), an array will be returned containing all the date/time values for the given attribute. An empty array will be returned if the attribute does not exist in the given array. If an integer index is specified the corresponding date/time value at the given index will be returned. If the index is out of bounds, null will be returned. Date-time-conversion according to Converter\Converter::fromLdapDateTime() will take place.

Zend\Ldap\Converter\Converter

Zend\Ldap\Converter\Converter is a helper class providing only static methods to manipulate arrays suitable to the data format required by the LDAP server. PHP data types are converted the following way:

On reading values, the following conversion will take place:

Method signature Description
static ascToHex32(string $string) : string Convert all Ascii characters with decimal value less than 32 to hexadecimal value.
static hex32ToAsc(string $string) : string Convert all hexadecimal characters to Ascii values.
static toLdap(mixed $value, int $type) : string|null Converts a PHP data type into its LDAP representation. $type argument is used to set the conversion method. The default, Converter::STANDARD, allows the function to try to guess the conversion method to use. Others possibilities are Converter::BOOLEAN and Converter::GENERALIZED_TIME. See the introduction for details.
static fromLdap(string $value, int $type, bool $dateTimeAsUtc) : mixed Converts an LDAP value into its PHP data type. See introduction and toLdap() and toLdapDateTime() for details.
static toLdapDateTime(int|string|DateTime $date, bool $asUtc) : string|null Converts a timestamp, a DateTime instance, or a string that is parseable by strtotime() into its LDAP date/time representation. If $asUtc is true (false by default), the resulting LDAP date/time string will be in UTC; otherwise a local date/time string will be returned.
static fromLdapDateTime(string $date, boolean $asUtc) : DateTime Converts LDAP date/time representation into a PHP DateTime object.
static toLdapBoolean(bool|int|string $value) : string Converts a PHP data type into its LDAP boolean representation. By default, always return false except if the value is true, 'true', or 1.
static fromLdapBoolean(string $value) : bool Converts LDAP boolean representation into a PHP boolean data type.
static toLdapSerialize(mixed $value) : string The value will be converted to a string by using serialize().
static fromLdapUnserialize(string $value) : mixed The value will be converted from a string by using unserialize().

Zend\Ldap\Dn

Zend\Ldap\Dn provides an object-oriented interface to manipulating LDAP distinguished names (DN). The parameter $caseFold that is used in several methods determines the way DN attributes are handled regarding their case. Allowed values for this parameter are:

The default case-folding is Dn::ATTR_CASEFOLD_NONE; set an alternative with Dn::setDefaultCaseFold(). Each instance of Zend\Ldap\Dn can have its own case-folding setting. If the $caseFold parameter is omitted in method-calls it defaults to the instance's case-folding setting.

The class implements ArrayAccess to allow indexer-access to the different parts of the DN. The ArrayAccess methods proxy to Dn::get($offset, 1, null) for offsetGet(int $offset), to Dn::set($offset, $value) for offsetSet(), and to Dn::remove($offset, 1) for offsetUnset(). offsetExists() simply checks if the index is within the bounds.

Method signature Description
static factory(string|array $dn, string|null $caseFold) : Dn Creates an instance from an array or a string. The array must conform to the array structure detailed under Dn::implodeDn().
static fromString(string $dn, string|null $caseFold) : Dn Creates an instance from a string.
static fromArray(array $dn, string|null $caseFold) : Dn Creates an instance from an array. The array must conform to the array structure detailed under Dn::implodeDn().
getRdn(string|null $caseFold) : array Gets the RDN of the current DN. The return value is an array with the RDN attribute names its keys and the RDN attribute values.
getRdnString(string|null $caseFold) : string Gets the RDN of the current DN. The return value is a string.
getParentDn(integer $levelUp) : Dn Gets the DN of the current DN’s ancestor $levelUp levels up the tree. $levelUp defaults to 1.
get(int $index, int $length, string|null $caseFold) : array Returns a slice of the current DN determined by $index and $length. $index starts with 0 on the DN part from the left.
set(int $index, array $value) : void Replaces a DN part in the current DN. This operation manipulates the current instance.
remove(int $index, int $length) : void Removes a DN part from the current DN. This operation manipulates the current instance. $length defaults to 1
append(array $value) : void Appends a DN part to the current DN. This operation manipulates the current instance.
prepend(array $value) : void Prepends a DN part to the current DN. This operation manipulates the current instance.
insert(int $index, array $value) : void Inserts a DN part after the index $index to the current DN. This operation manipulates the current instance.
setCaseFold(string|null $caseFold) : void Sets the case-folding option to the current DN instance. If $caseFold is null, the default case-folding setting is used for the current instance.
toString(string|null $caseFold) : string Returns DN as a string.
toArray(string|null $caseFold) : array Returns DN as an array.
__toString() : string Returns DN as a string; proxies to Dn::toString(null).
static setDefaultCaseFold(string $caseFold) : void Sets the default case-folding option used by all instances on creation by default. Already existing instances are not affected by this setting.
escapeValue(string|array $values) : array Escapes a DN value according to RFC 2253.
unescapeValue(string|array $values) : array Undoes the conversion done by Dn::escapeValue().
explodeDn(string $dn, array &$keys, array &$vals, string|null $caseFold) : array Explodes the DN $dn into an array containing all parts of the given DN. $keys optionally receive DN keys (e.g. CN, OU, DC, ...). $vals optionally receive DN values. The resulting array will be of type [ ['cn' => 'name1', 'uid' => 'user'], ['cn' => 'name2'), ['dc' => 'example'], ['dc' => 'org'] ] for a DN of cn=name1+uid=user,cn=name2,dc=example,dc=org.
checkDn(string $dn, array &$keys, array &$vals, string|null $caseFold) : bool Checks if a given DN $dn is malformed. If $keys or $keys and $vals are given, these arrays will be filled with the appropriate DN keys and values.
implodeRdn(array $part, string|null $caseFold) : string Returns a DN part in the form $attribute=$value
implodeDn(array $dnArray, string|null $caseFold, string $separator) : string Implodes an array in the form delivered by Dn::explodeDn() to a DN string. $separator defaults to , but some LDAP servers also understand ;. $dnArray must of type [ ['cn' => 'name1', 'uid' => 'user'], ['cn' => 'name2'], ['dc' => 'example'], ['dc' => 'org'] ]
isChildOf(string|Dn $childDn, string|Dn $parentDn) : bool Checks if given $childDn is beneath $parentDn subtree.

Zend\Ldap\Filter

Zend\Ldap\Node

Zend\Ldap\Node includes the magic property accessors __set(), __get(), __unset(), and __isset() for accessing the attributes by name. They proxy to Node::setAttribute(), Node::getAttribute(), Node::deleteAttribute(), and Node::existsAttribute() respectively. Furthermore the class implements ArrayAccess for array-style access to the attributes. Zend\Ldap\Node also implements Iterator and RecursiveIterator to allow for recursive tree-traversal.

Method signature Description
static equals(string $attr, string $value) : Filter Creates an "equals" filter: (attr=value).
begins(string $attr, string $value) : Filter Creates a "begins with" filter: (attr=value*).
ends(string $attr, string $value) : Filter Creates an "ends with" filter: (attr=*value).
contains(string $attr, string $value) : Filter Creates a "contains" filter: (attr=*value*).
greater(string $attr, string $value) : Filter Creates a "greater than" filter: (attr>value).
greaterOrEqual(string $attr, string $value) : Filter Creates a "greater than or equal" filter: (attr>=value).
less(string $attr, string $value) : Filter Creates a "less than" filter: (attr<value).
lessOrEqual(string $attr, string $value) : Filter Creates a "less than or equal" filter: (attr<=value).
approx(string $attr, string $value) : Filter Creates an "approx" filter: (attr~=value).
any(string $attr) : Filter Creates an "any" filter: (attr=*).
string(string $filter) : Filter Creates a simple custom string filter. The user is responsible for all value-escaping as the filter is used as is.
mask(string $mask, string $value, ...) : Filter Creates a filter from a string mask. All $value parameters will be escaped and substituted into $mask by using sprintf().
andFilterFilter\AbstractFilter $filter, ...) : Filter Creates an "and" filter from all arguments given.
orFilter(Filter\AbstractFilter $filter, ...) : Filter Creates an "or" filter from all arguments given.
__construct(/* ... */) : void Create an arbitrary filter according to the parameters supplied; see the Node constructor below for the full signature.
toString() : string Returns a string representation of the filter.
__toString() : string Returns a string representation of the filter. Proxies to Filter::toString().
negate() : Filter\NotFilter Creates and returns a new filter that is a negation of the current filter.
addAnd(Filter\AbstractFilter $filter, ...) : Filter\AndFilter Creates an "and" filter from the current filter and all filters passed in as the arguments.
addOr(Filter\AbstractFilter $filter, ...) : Filter\OrFilter Creates an "or" filter from the current filter and all filters passed in as the arguments.
escapeValue(string|array $values) : string|array Escapes the given $values according to RFC 2254 so that they can be safely used in LDAP filters. If a single string is given, a string is returned, otherwise an array is returned. Any control characters with an ASCII code < 32 as well as characters with special meaning in LDAP filters (*, (, ), and \\ (the backslash)) are converted into the representation of a backslash followed by two hex digits representing the hexadecimal value of the character.
unescapeValue(string|array $values) : string|array Undoes the conversion done by Filter::escapeValue(). Converts any sequences of a backslash followed by two hex digits into the corresponding character.

Node constructor

The full signature of the Zend\Ldap\Node constructor is:

__construct(
    string $attr,
    string $value,
    string $filtertype,
    string|null $prepend,
    string|null $append
) : void

The resulting filter will be a concatenation of $attr, $filtertype, $prepend, $value, and $append. Normally this constructor is not needed, as all filters can be created by using the appropriate factory methods.

Zend\Ldap\Node\RootDse

The following methods are available on all vendor-specific subclasses.

Zend\Ldap\Node\RootDse includes the magic property accessors __get() and __isset() to access the attributes by their name. They proxy to Node\RootDse::getAttribute() and Node\RootDse::existsAttribute() respectively. __set() and __unset() are also implemented but they throw a BadMethodCallException, as modifications are not allowed on RootDSE nodes. Furthermore the class implements ArrayAccess for array-style access to the attributes. offsetSet() and offsetUnset() also throw a BadMethodCallException.

Method signature Description
getDn() : Dn Gets the DN of the current node as a Zend\Ldap\Dn instance.
getDnString(string $caseFold) : string Gets the DN of the current node as a string.
getDnArray(string $caseFold) : array Gets the DN of the current node as an array.
getRdnString(string $caseFold) : string Gets the RDN of the current node as a string.
getRdnArray(string $caseFold) : array Gets the RDN of the current node as an array.
getObjectClass() : array Returns the objectClass of the node.
toString() : string Returns the DN of the current node; proxies to Zend\Ldap\Dn::getDnString().
__toString() : string Casts to string representation; proxies to Zend\Ldap\Dn::toString().
toArray(bool $includeSystemAttributes) : array Returns an array representation of the current node. If $includeSystemAttributes is false (defaults to true), the system specific attributes are stripped from the array. Unlike getAttributes(), the resulting array contains the DN with key ‘dn’.
toJson(bool $includeSystemAttributes) : string Returns a JSON representation of the current node using toArray().
getData(bool $includeSystemAttributes) : array Returns the node's attributes. The array contains all attributes in its internal format (no conversion).
existsAttribute(string $name, bool $emptyExists) : bool Checks whether a given attribute exists. If $emptyExists is false, empty attributes (containing only []) are treated as non-existent, returning false. If $emptyExists is true, empty attributes are treated as existent, returning true. In this case, the method returns false only if the attribute name is missing in the key-collection.
attributeHasValue(string $name, mixed|array $value) : bool Checks if the given value(s) exist in the attribute. The method returns true only if all values in $value are present in the attribute. Comparison is done strictly (respecting the data type).
count() : int Returns the number of attributes in the node. Implements Countable.
getAttribute(string $name, int|null $index) : mixed Gets an LDAP attribute. Data conversion is applied using Attribute::getAttribute().
getAttributes(bool $includeSystemAttributes) : array Gets all attributes of node. If $includeSystemAttributes is false (defaults to true), the system specific attributes are stripped from the array.
getDateTimeAttribute(string $name, int|null $index) : array|int Gets an LDAP date/time attribute. Data conversion is applied using Attribute::getDateTimeAttribute().
reload(Ldap $ldap) : void Reloads the current node's attributes from the given LDAP server.
static create(Ldap $ldap) : RootDse Factory method to create the RootDSE.
getNamingContexts() : array Gets the namingContexts.
getSubschemaSubentry() : string|null Gets the subschemaSubentry.
supportsVersion(string|int|array $versions) : bool Determines if the LDAP version is supported.
supportsSaslMechanism(string|array $mechlist) : bool Determines if the SASL mechanism is supported.
getServerType() : int Gets the server type. Returns RootDse::SERVER_TYPE_GENERIC for unknown LDAP servers, RootDse::SERVER_TYPE_OPENLDAP for OpenLDAP servers, RootDse::SERVER_TYPE_ACTIVEDIRECTORY for Microsoft ActiveDirectory servers, and RootDse::SERVER_TYPE_EDIRECTORY for Novell eDirectory servers.
getSchemaDn() : Dn Returns the schema DN.

OpenLDAP

Additionally the common methods above apply to instances of Zend\Ldap\Node\RootDse\OpenLdap.

Refer to LDAP Operational Attributes and Objects specification for information on the attributes of OpenLDAP RootDSE.

Method signature Description
getServerType() : int Gets the server type. Returns Zend\Ldap\Node\RootDse::SERVER_TYPE_OPENLDAP
getConfigContext() : string|null Gets the configContext.
getMonitorContext() : string|null Gets the monitorContext.
supportsControl(string|array $oids) : bool Determines if the control is supported.
supportsExtension(string|array $oids) : bool Determines if the extension is supported.
supportsFeature(string|array $oids) : bool Determines if the feature is supported.

ActiveDirectory

Additionally the common methods above apply to instances of Zend\Ldap\Node\RootDse\ActiveDirectory.

Refer to the RootDSE specification for information on the attributes of Microsoft ActiveDirectory RootDSE.

Method signature Description
getServerType() : int Gets the server type. Returns Zend\Ldap\Node\RootDse::SERVER_TYPE_ACTIVEDIRECTORY
getConfigurationNamingContext() : string|null Gets the configurationNamingContext.
getCurrentTime() : string|null Gets the currentTime.
getDefaultNamingContext() : string|null Gets the defaultNamingContext.
getDnsHostName() : string|null Gets the dnsHostName.
getDomainControllerFunctionality() : string|null Gets the domainControllerFunctionality.
getDomainFunctionality() : string|null Gets the domainFunctionality.
getDsServiceName() : string|null Gets the dsServiceName.
getForestFunctionality() : string|null Gets the forestFunctionality.
getHighestCommittedUSN() : string|null Gets the highestCommittedUSN.
getIsGlobalCatalogReady() : string|null Gets the isGlobalCatalogReady.
getIsSynchronized() : string|null Gets the isSynchronized.
getLdapServiceName() : string|null Gets the ldapServiceName.
getRootDomainNamingContext() : string|null Gets the rootDomainNamingContext.
getSchemaNamingContext() : string|null Gets the schemaNamingContext.
getServerName() : string|null Gets the serverName.
supportsCapability(string|array $oids) : bool Determines if the capability is supported.
supportsControl(string|array $oids) : bool Determines if the control is supported.
supportsPolicy(string|array $policies) : bool Determines if the version is supported.

eDirectory

Additionally the common methods above apply to instances of Zend\Ldap\Node\RootDse\eDirectory.

Refer to Getting Information about the LDAP Server for information on the attributes of Novell eDirectory RootDSE.

Method signature Description
getServerType() : int Gets the server type. Returns Zend\Ldap\Node\RootDse::SERVER_TYPE_EDIRECTORY
supportsExtension(string|array $oids) : bool Determines if the extension is supported.
getVendorName() : string|null Gets the vendorName.
getVendorVersion() : string|null Gets the vendorVersion.
getDsaName() : string|null Gets the dsaName.
getStatisticsErrors() : string|null Gets the server statistics errors.
getStatisticsSecurityErrors() : string|null Gets the server statistics securityErrors.
getStatisticsChainings() : string|null Gets the server statistics chainings.
getStatisticsReferralsReturned() : string|null Gets the server statistics referralsReturned.
getStatisticsExtendedOps() : string|null Gets the server statistics extendedOps.
getStatisticsAbandonOps() : string|null Gets the server statistics abandonOps.
getStatisticsWholeSubtreeSearchOps() : string|null Gets the server statistics wholeSubtreeSearchOps.

Zend\Ldap\Node\Schema

The following methods are available on all vendor-specific subclasses.

Zend\Ldap\Node\Schema includes the magic property accessors __get() and __isset() to access the attributes by their name. They proxy to Schema::getAttribute() and Schema::existsAttribute() respectively. __set() and __unset() are also implemented, but they throw a BadMethodCallException, as modifications are not allowed on RootDSE nodes. Furthermore the class implements ArrayAccess for array-style access to the attributes. offsetSet() and offsetUnset() also throw a BadMethodCallException.

Method signature Description
getDn() : Dn Gets the DN of the current node as a Zend\Ldap\Dn instance.
getDnString(string $caseFold) : string Gets the DN of the current node as a string.
getDnArray(string $caseFold) : array Gets the DN of the current node as an array.
getRdnString(string $caseFold) : string Gets the RDN of the current node as a string.
getRdnArray(string $caseFold) : array Gets the RDN of the current node as an array.
getObjectClass() : array Returns the objectClass of the node.
toString() : string Returns the DN of the current node; proxies to Zend\Ldap\Dn::getDnString().
__toString() : string Casts to string representation; proxies to Zend\Ldap\Dn::toString().
toArray(bool $includeSystemAttributes) : array Returns an array representation of the current node. If $includeSystemAttributes is false (defaults to true), the system specific attributes are stripped from the array. Unlike Node\Schema::getAttributes(), the resulting array contains the DN with key dn.
toJson(bool $includeSystemAttributes) : string Returns a JSON representation of the current node using Node\Schema::toArray().
getData(bool $includeSystemAttributes) : array Returns the node’s attributes. The array contains all attributes in its internal format (no conversion).
existsAttribute(string $name, bool $emptyExists) : bool Checks whether a given attribute exists. If $emptyExists is false, empty attributes (containing only []) are treated as non-existent, returning false. If $emptyExists is true, empty attributes are treated as existent, returning true. In this case, the method returns false only if the attribute name is missing in the key-collection.
attributeHasValue(string $name, mixed|array $value) : bool Checks if the given value(s) exist in the attribute. The method returns true only if all values in $value are present in the attribute. Comparison is done strictly (respecting the data type).
count() : int Returns the number of attributes in the node. Implements Countable.
getAttribute(string $name, int|null $index) : mixed Gets an LDAP attribute. Data conversion is applied using Attribute::getAttribute().
getAttributes(bool $includeSystemAttributes) : array Gets all attributes of node. If $includeSystemAttributes is false (defaults to true) the system specific attributes are stripped from the array.
getDateTimeAttribute(string $name, int|null $index) : array|int Gets a LDAP date/time attribute. Data conversion is applied using Attribute::getDateTimeAttribute().
reload(Ldap $ldap) : void Reloads the current node’s attributes from the given LDAP server.
static create(Ldap $ldap) : Node\Schema Factory method to create the Schema node.
getAttributeTypes() : array Gets the attribute types as an array.
getObjectClasses() : array Gets the object classes as an array of Zend\Ldap\Node\Schema\ObjectClass\ObjectClassInterface instances.

AttributeTypeInterface

Method signature Description
getName() : string Gets the attribute name.
getOid() : string Gets the attribute OID.
getSyntax() : string Gets the attribute syntax.
getMaxLength() : int|null Gets the attribute maximum length.
isSingleValued() : bool Returns if the attribute is single-valued.
getDescription() : string Gets the attribute description

ObjectClassInterface

Method signature Description
getName() : string Returns the objectClass name.
getOid() : string Returns the objectClass OID.
getMustContain() : array Returns the attributes that this objectClass must contain.
getMayContain() : array Returns the attributes that this objectClass may contain.
getDescription() : string Returns the attribute description
getType() : int Returns the objectClass type. The method returns one of the following values: Schema::OBJECTCLASS_TYPE_UNKNOWN for unknown class types, Schema::OBJECTCLASS_TYPE_STRUCTURAL for structural classes, Schema::OBJECTCLASS_TYPE_ABSTRACT for abstract classes, Schema::OBJECTCLASS_TYPE_AUXILIARY for auxiliary classes.
getParentClasses() : array Returns the parent objectClasses of this class. This includes structural, abstract and auxiliary objectClasses.

AbstractItem

Classes representing attribute types and object classes extend Zend\Ldap\Node\Schema\AbstractItem, which provides some core methods to access arbitrary attributes on the underlying LDAP node. AbstractItem includes the magic property accessors __get() and __isset() to access the attributes by their name. Furthermore the class implements ArrayAccess for array-style-access to the attributes. offsetSet() and offsetUnset() throw a BadMethodCallException, as modifications are not allowed on schema information nodes.

Method signature Description
getData() : array Gets all the underlying data from the schema information node.
count() : int Returns the number of attributes in this schema information node. Implements Countable.

OpenLDAP

Additionally the common methods above apply to instances of Zend\Ldap\Node\Schema\OpenLDAP.

Method signature Description
getLdapSyntaxes() : array Gets the LDAP syntaxes.
getMatchingRules() : array Gets the matching rules.
getMatchingRuleUse() : array Gets the matching rule use.

Zend\Ldap\Node\Schema\AttributeType\OpenLDAP has the following API:

Method signature Description
getParent() : Node\Schema\AttributeType\OpenLdap|null Returns the parent attribute type in the inheritance tree if one exists.

Zend\Ldap\Node\Schema\ObjectClass\OpenLDAP has the following API:

Method signature Description
getParents() : array Returns the parent object classes in the inheritance tree if one exists. The returned array is an array of Zend\Ldap\Node\Schema\ObjectClass\OpenLdap.

ActiveDirectory

Schema browsing on ActiveDirectory servers

Due to restrictions on Microsoft ActiveDirectory servers regarding the number of entries returned by generic search routines, and due to the structure of the ActiveDirectory schema repository, schema browsing is currently not available for Microsoft ActiveDirectory servers.

None of Zend\Ldap\Node\Schema\ActiveDirectory, Zend\Ldap\Node\Schema\AttributeType\ActiveDirectory, or Zend\Ldap\Node\Schema\\ObjectClass\ActiveDirectory provide additional methods.

Zend\Ldap\Ldif\Encoder

Method signature Description
decode(string $string) : array Decodes the string $string into an array of LDIF items.
encode(scalar|array|Node $value, array $options) : string Encode $value into a LDIF representation.

The $options argument to encode() may contain the following keys: