LDAP Foreign Data Wrapper


This fdw can be used to access directory servers via the LDAP protocol. Tested with OpenLDAP. It supports: simple bind, multiple scopes (subtree, base, etc)


If using Multicorn >= 1.1.0, you will need the ldap3 library:

For prior version, you will need the ldap library:

Required options

uri (string) The URI for the server, for example “ldap://localhost”.

path (string) The base in which the search is performed, for example “dc=example,dc=com”.

objectclass (string) The objectClass for which is searched, for example “inetOrgPerson”.

scope (string) The scope: one, sub or base.

Optional options

binddn (string) The binddn for example ‘cn=admin,dc=example,dc=com’.

bindpwd (string) The credentials for the binddn.

Usage Example

To search for a person definition:

CREATE SERVER ldap_srv foreign data wrapper multicorn options (
    wrapper 'multicorn.ldapfdw.LdapFdw'

    mail character varying,
    cn character varying,
    description character varying
) server ldap_srv options (
    uri 'ldap://localhost',
    path 'dc=lab,dc=example,dc=com',
    scope 'sub',
    binddn 'cn=Admin,dc=example,dc=com',
    bindpwd 'admin',
    objectClass '*'

select * from ldapexample;
         mail          |        cn      |    description
 test@example.com      | test           |
 admin@example.com     | admin          | LDAP administrator
 someuser@example.com  | Some Test User |
(3 rows)