IPWorks Auth 2022 macOS Edition
Version 22.0 [Build 8369]

ActiveDirectory Module

Properties   Methods   Events   Config Settings   Errors  

The ActiveDirectory module can be used to authenticate users against Active Directory using Kerberos 5.0.

Syntax

IPWorksAuth.Activedirectory

Remarks

The ActiveDirectory class authenticates users against Active Directory. Authentication is performed using the Kerberos protocol defined in RFC 1510 and RFC 4120.

Authentication

When Authenticate is called the class will attempt to authenticate the user with the Active Directory server. The class will communicate with the ADHost to obtain a service ticket and populate AuthToken. The following properties are required when calling this method:

A typical sequence of messages would be:

  • KRB_AS_REQ -> KDC
  • KRB_AS_REP <- KDC
  • KRB_TGS_REQ -> KDC
  • KRB_TGS_REP <- KDC
  • AuthToken is populated with the constructed KRB_AP_REP message.

Communication with the ADHost can be seen through the PITrail event.

Property List


The following is the full list of the properties of the module with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ADHostThe domain name or IP address of the Active Directory server.
ADPortThe port for the Active Directory server.
AuthMechanismThe authentication mechanism to be used when connecting to the Active Directory server.
AuthTokenThe authentication token.
PasswordThe user's password.
SPNThe Service Principal Name (SPN).
TimeoutA timeout for the module.
UserThe name and domain of the user to authenticate.

Method List


The following is the full list of the methods of the module with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AuthenticateAuthenticates the user.
ChangePasswordChanges the password for the specified user.
ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
DoEventsProcesses events from the internal message queue.
InterruptInterrupt the current method.
ListComputersLists all computers in the directory.
ListGroupMembersList all members of a group.
ListGroupsList all groups in the directory.
ListUserGroupsLists all groups a user is a part of.
ResetResets the module properties to their default values.

Event List


The following is the full list of the events fired by the module with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ComputerListFired for each computer entry returned.
ErrorInformation about errors during data delivery.
GroupListFired for each group entry returned.
LogFires once for each log message.
PITrailTraces the messages sent to the server, and the respective replies.
UserListFired once for each user entry returned.

Config Settings


The following is a list of config settings for the module with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

CredentialsCacheFileThe credentials cache file.
EncodeAuthTokenWhether to Base64 encode the AuthToken.
EncryptionTypesThe encryption types used during authentication.
LogKerberosPacketsWhether to include the raw Kerberos packets in PITrail output.
LogLevelThe level of detail that is logged.
UsePlatformKerberosAPIWhether to use the platform Kerberos API.
ConnectionTimeoutSets a separate timeout value for establishing a connection.
FirewallAutoDetectTells the module whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.
FirewallHostName or IP address of firewall (optional).
FirewallPasswordPassword to be used if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall.
FirewallPortThe TCP port for the FirewallHost;.
FirewallTypeDetermines the type of firewall to connect through.
FirewallUserA user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall.
KeepAliveIntervalThe retry interval, in milliseconds, to be used when a TCP keep-alive packet is sent and no response is received.
KeepAliveTimeThe inactivity time in milliseconds before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent.
LingerWhen set to True, connections are terminated gracefully.
LingerTimeTime in seconds to have the connection linger.
LocalHostThe name of the local host through which connections are initiated or accepted.
LocalPortThe port in the local host where the module binds.
MaxLineLengthThe maximum amount of data to accumulate when no EOL is found.
MaxTransferRateThe transfer rate limit in bytes per second.
ProxyExceptionsListA semicolon separated list of hosts and IPs to bypass when using a proxy.
TCPKeepAliveDetermines whether or not the keep alive socket option is enabled.
TcpNoDelayWhether or not to delay when sending packets.
UseIPv6Whether to use IPv6.
AbsoluteTimeoutDetermines whether timeouts are inactivity timeouts or absolute timeouts.
FirewallDataUsed to send extra data to the firewall.
InBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the incoming queue of the socket.
OutBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the outgoing queue of the socket.
BuildInfoInformation about the product's build.
CodePageThe system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.
LicenseInfoInformation about the current license.
UseInternalSecurityAPITells the module whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

ADHost Property (ActiveDirectory Module)

The domain name or IP address of the Active Directory server.

Syntax

public var adHost: String {
  get {...}
  set {...}
}

@property (nonatomic,readwrite,assign,getter=ADHost,setter=setADHost:) NSString* ADHost;

- (NSString*)ADHost;
- (void)setADHost :(NSString*)newADHost;

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the IP address (IP number in dotted internet format) or Domain Name of the Active Directory server.

If this property is set to a Domain Name, a DNS request is initiated and upon successful termination of the request, this property is set to the corresponding address. If the search is not successful, an error is returned.

ADPort Property (ActiveDirectory Module)

The port for the Active Directory server.

Syntax

public var adPort: Int32 {
  get {...}
  set {...}
}

@property (nonatomic,readwrite,assign,getter=ADPort,setter=setADPort:) int ADPort;

- (int)ADPort;
- (void)setADPort :(int)newADPort;

Default Value

88

Remarks

This property specifies the port for the Active Directory server. The default value is 88.

AuthMechanism Property (ActiveDirectory Module)

The authentication mechanism to be used when connecting to the Active Directory server.

Syntax

public var authMechanism: ActivedirectoryAuthMechanisms {
  get {...}
  set {...}
}

public enum ActivedirectoryAuthMechanisms: Int32 { case aamSimple = 0 case aamDigestMD5 = 1 case aamNegotiate = 2 case aamKerberos = 6 }

@property (nonatomic,readwrite,assign,getter=authMechanism,setter=setAuthMechanism:) int authMechanism;

- (int)authMechanism;
- (void)setAuthMechanism :(int)newAuthMechanism;

Default Value

6

Remarks

This property specifies the authentication mechanism used. Possible values are:

0 (aamSimple) Plaintext authentication
1 (aamDigestMD5) DIGEST-MD5 authentication
2 (aamNegotiate) NTLM/Negotiate authentication
6 (aamKerbers - default) Kerberos authentication

AuthToken Property (ActiveDirectory Module)

The authentication token.

Syntax

public var authToken: String {
  get {...}
}

public var authTokenB: Data { get {...} }

@property (nonatomic,readonly,assign,getter=authToken) NSString* authToken;

- (NSString*)authToken;

@property (nonatomic,readonly,assign,getter=authTokenB) NSData* authTokenB;

- (NSData*)authTokenB;

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property holds the authentication token.

This property will be populated after calling Authenticate. This may be used in by another entity to authenticate to the service. For instance this may be used in HTTP to authenticate to a web service.

The content of this property is a KRB_AP_REQ message. This is sometimes referred to as an "Authentication Header". It is comprised of the service ticket that was obtained from the TGS and an encrypted authenticator.

This property is read-only.

Password Property (ActiveDirectory Module)

The user's password.

Syntax

public var password: String {
  get {...}
  set {...}
}

@property (nonatomic,readwrite,assign,getter=password,setter=setPassword:) NSString* password;

- (NSString*)password;
- (void)setPassword :(NSString*)newPassword;

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the user's password. This must be set before calling Authenticate.

SPN Property (ActiveDirectory Module)

The Service Principal Name (SPN).

Syntax

public var spn: String {
  get {...}
  set {...}
}

@property (nonatomic,readwrite,assign,getter=SPN,setter=setSPN:) NSString* SPN;

- (NSString*)SPN;
- (void)setSPN :(NSString*)newSPN;

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the Service Principal Name (SPN). This must be set before calling Authenticate.

Timeout Property (ActiveDirectory Module)

A timeout for the module.

Syntax

public var timeout: Int32 {
  get {...}
  set {...}
}

@property (nonatomic,readwrite,assign,getter=timeout,setter=setTimeout:) int timeout;

- (int)timeout;
- (void)setTimeout :(int)newTimeout;

Default Value

60

Remarks

If the Timeout property is set to 0, all operations will run uninterrupted until successful completion or an error condition is encountered.

If Timeout is set to a positive value, the class will wait for the operation to complete before returning control.

The class will use DoEvents to enter an efficient wait loop during any potential waiting period, making sure that all system events are processed immediately as they arrive. This ensures that the host application does not "freeze" and remains responsive.

If Timeout expires, and the operation is not yet complete, the class .

Please note that by default, all timeouts are inactivity timeouts, i.e. the timeout period is extended by Timeout seconds when any amount of data is successfully sent or received.

The default value for the Timeout property is 60 seconds.

User Property (ActiveDirectory Module)

The name and domain of the user to authenticate.

Syntax

public var user: String {
  get {...}
  set {...}
}

@property (nonatomic,readwrite,assign,getter=user,setter=setUser:) NSString* user;

- (NSString*)user;
- (void)setUser :(NSString*)newUser;

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the name and realm/domain of the user. The value specified must be in one of the following formats:

  • user@domain
  • domain/user

Authenticate Method (ActiveDirectory Module)

Authenticates the user.

Syntax

public func authenticate() throws -> Void
- (void)authenticate;

Remarks

This method authenticates the User.

Authentication

When Authenticate is called the class will attempt to authenticate the user with the Active Directory server. The class will communicate with the ADHost to obtain a service ticket and populate AuthToken. The following properties are required when calling this method:

A typical sequence of messages would be:

  • KRB_AS_REQ -> KDC
  • KRB_AS_REP <- KDC
  • KRB_TGS_REQ -> KDC
  • KRB_TGS_REP <- KDC
  • AuthToken is populated with the constructed KRB_AP_REP message.

Communication with the ADHost can be seen through the PITrail event.

ChangePassword Method (ActiveDirectory Module)

Changes the password for the specified user.

Syntax

public func changePassword(user: String, oldPassword: String, newPassword: String) throws -> Void
- (void)changePassword:(NSString*)user :(NSString*)oldPassword :(NSString*)newPassword;

Remarks

This method changes the password for the specified user.

The User parameter is the name of the user for which the password will be changed. OldPassword specifies the current paswsword and NewPassword specifies the new password.

Note: This operation can only be performed over the SSL Port. Set ADPort to the SSL port of the server (typically 636) before calling this method.

Note: If the user is an administrator the old password is not required.

Config Method (ActiveDirectory Module)

Sets or retrieves a configuration setting.

Syntax

public func config(configurationString: String) throws -> String
- (NSString*)config:(NSString*)configurationString;

Remarks

Config is a generic method available in every class. It is used to set and retrieve configuration settings for the class.

These settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the class, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

To set a configuration setting named PROPERTY, you must call Config("PROPERTY=VALUE"), where VALUE is the value of the setting expressed as a string. For boolean values, use the strings "True", "False", "0", "1", "Yes", or "No" (case does not matter).

To read (query) the value of a configuration setting, you must call Config("PROPERTY"). The value will be returned as a string.

DoEvents Method (ActiveDirectory Module)

Processes events from the internal message queue.

Syntax

public func doEvents() throws -> Void
- (void)doEvents;

Remarks

When DoEvents is called, the class processes any available events. If no events are available, it waits for a preset period of time, and then returns.

Interrupt Method (ActiveDirectory Module)

Interrupt the current method.

Syntax

public func interrupt() throws -> Void
- (void)interrupt;

Remarks

If there is no method in progress, Interrupt simply returns, doing nothing.

ListComputers Method (ActiveDirectory Module)

Lists all computers in the directory.

Syntax

public func listComputers() throws -> Void
- (void)listComputers;

Remarks

This method lists all computers in the directory. The ComputerList event will be fired once for each computer returned.

ListGroupMembers Method (ActiveDirectory Module)

List all members of a group.

Syntax

public func listGroupMembers(group: String) throws -> Void
- (void)listGroupMembers:(NSString*)group;

Remarks

This method lists all members of the specified group. The UserList event will be fired once for each member returned.

ListGroups Method (ActiveDirectory Module)

List all groups in the directory.

Syntax

public func listGroups() throws -> Void
- (void)listGroups;

Remarks

This method lists all groups in the directory. The GroupList event will be fired once for each group returned.

ListUserGroups Method (ActiveDirectory Module)

Lists all groups a user is a part of.

Syntax

public func listUserGroups(user: String) throws -> Void
- (void)listUserGroups:(NSString*)user;

Remarks

This method lists all groups that the user specified by user is a part of. The GroupList event will fire once for each group the user is a part of.

Reset Method (ActiveDirectory Module)

Resets the component properties to their default values.

Syntax

public func reset() throws -> Void
- (void)reset;

Remarks

This method resets the properties to their default values.

ComputerList Event (ActiveDirectory Module)

Fired for each computer entry returned.

Syntax

func onComputerList(name: String, operatingSystem: String, lastLogon: String, logonCount: Int32, dn: String)
- (void)onComputerList:(NSString*)name :(NSString*)operatingSystem :(NSString*)lastLogon :(int)logonCount :(NSString*)dn;

Remarks

This event is fired once for each computer returned when the ListComputers method is called.

Error Event (ActiveDirectory Module)

Information about errors during data delivery.

Syntax

func onError(errorCode: Int32, description: String)
- (void)onError:(int)errorCode :(NSString*)description;

Remarks

The Error event is fired in case of exceptional conditions during message processing. Normally the class .

ErrorCode contains an error code and Description contains a textual description of the error. For a list of valid error codes and their descriptions, please refer to the Error Codes section.

GroupList Event (ActiveDirectory Module)

Fired for each group entry returned.

Syntax

func onGroupList(name: String, description: String, dn: String)
- (void)onGroupList:(NSString*)name :(NSString*)description :(NSString*)dn;

Remarks

This event is fired once for each group entry returned when either of the ListGroups or ListUserGroups methods are called.

Log Event (ActiveDirectory Module)

Fires once for each log message.

Syntax

func onLog(logLevel: Int32, message: String, logType: String)
- (void)onLog:(int)logLevel :(NSString*)message :(NSString*)logType;

Remarks

This event fires once for each log message generated by the class. The verbosity is controlled by the LogLevel setting.

LogLevel indicates the level of the Message. Possible values are:

0 (None) No events are logged.
1 (Info - default) Informational events are logged.
2 (Verbose) Detailed data are logged.
3 (Debug) Debug data are logged.

The value 1 (Info) logs basic information, including the URL, HTTP version, and status details.

The value 2 (Verbose) logs additional information about the request and response.

The value 3 (Debug) logs the headers and body for both the request and response, as well as additional debug information (if any).

LogType identifies the type of log entry. Possible values are:

  • Info
  • Verbose
  • Debug

PITrail Event (ActiveDirectory Module)

Traces the messages sent to the server, and the respective replies.

Syntax

func onPITrail(direction: Int32, message: String)
- (void)onPITrail:(int)direction :(NSString*)message;

Remarks

The PITrail event is useful for debugging purposes. It shows all the interaction between the client and the server. To include the raw packets set LogKerberosPackets to True.

The Message parameter contains the full text of the message. The Direction parameter shows the originator of the message:

0 (Client)The Message originates from the client.
1 (Server)The Message originates from the server.
2 (Info)The Message is an informative message originating from the client software (the class code).

UserList Event (ActiveDirectory Module)

Fired once for each user entry returned.

Syntax

func onUserList(name: String, description: String, lastLogon: String, memberOf: String, dn: String)
- (void)onUserList:(NSString*)name :(NSString*)description :(NSString*)lastLogon :(NSString*)memberOf :(NSString*)dn;

Remarks

This event is fired once for each user entry returned when the ListGroupMembers method is called.

Config Settings (ActiveDirectory Module)

The class accepts one or more of the following configuration settings. Configuration settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the class, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

ActiveDirectory Config Settings

CredentialsCacheFile:   The credentials cache file.

This setting specifies the path to a credentials cache file. If specified, the credentials are read from this file.

EncodeAuthToken:   Whether to Base64 encode the AuthToken.

This setting specifies whether AuthToken is Base64 encoded after calling Authenticate. The default value is False.

EncryptionTypes:   The encryption types used during authentication.

This setting specifies a comma separated list of encryption types used during authentication. Possible values are:

  • rc4-hmac
  • des-cbc-md5
  • aes128-cts-hmac-sha1-96
The default value is "des-cbc-md5,rc4-hmac,aes128-cts-hmac-sha1-96".
LogKerberosPackets:   Whether to include the raw Kerberos packets in PITrail output.

This settings specifies whether to include the raw Kerberos packet in the Message parameter of the PITrail event. When True the Kerberos packet will be encoded and present in the Message parameter. The default value is False. This may be enabled for troubleshooting purposes.

LogLevel:   The level of detail that is logged.

This setting controls the level of detail that is logged through the Log event. Possible values are:

0 (None) No events are logged.
1 (Info - default) Informational events are logged.
2 (Verbose) Detailed data are logged.
3 (Debug) Debug data are logged.

The value 1 (Info) logs basic information, including the URL, HTTP version, and status details.

The value 2 (Verbose) logs additional information about the request and response.

The value 3 (Debug) logs the headers and body for both the request and response, as well as additional debug information (if any).

UsePlatformKerberosAPI:   Whether to use the platform Kerberos API.

This setting determines if the platform's Kerberos API is used. By default the class does not rely on any platform APIs to perform Kerberos authentication. Use of the platform API may be enabled by setting this to True. The default value is False.

Note: This functionality is only available on Windows.

TCPClient Config Settings

ConnectionTimeout:   Sets a separate timeout value for establishing a connection.

When set, this configuration setting allows you to specify a different timeout value for establishing a connection. Otherwise, the class will use Timeout for establishing a connection and transmitting/receiving data.

FirewallAutoDetect:   Tells the class whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.

This configuration setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallHost:   Name or IP address of firewall (optional).

If a FirewallHost is given, requested connections will be authenticated through the specified firewall when connecting.

If the FirewallHost setting is set to a Domain Name, a DNS request is initiated. Upon successful termination of the request, the FirewallHost setting is set to the corresponding address. If the search is not successful, an error is returned.

Note: This setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallPassword:   Password to be used if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall.

If FirewallHost is specified, the FirewallUser and FirewallPassword settings are used to connect and authenticate to the given firewall. If the authentication fails, the class .

Note: This setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallPort:   The TCP port for the FirewallHost;.

The FirewallPort is set automatically when FirewallType is set to a valid value.

Note: This configuration setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallType:   Determines the type of firewall to connect through.

The appropriate values are as follows:

0No firewall (default setting).
1Connect through a tunneling proxy. FirewallPort is set to 80.
2Connect through a SOCKS4 Proxy. FirewallPort is set to 1080.
3Connect through a SOCKS5 Proxy. FirewallPort is set to 1080.
10Connect through a SOCKS4A Proxy. FirewallPort is set to 1080.

Note: This setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallUser:   A user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall.

If the FirewallHost is specified, the FirewallUser and FirewallPassword settings are used to connect and authenticate to the Firewall. If the authentication fails, the class .

Note: This setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

KeepAliveInterval:   The retry interval, in milliseconds, to be used when a TCP keep-alive packet is sent and no response is received.

When set, TCPKeepAlive will automatically be set to True. A TCP keep-alive packet will be sent after a period of inactivity as defined by KeepAliveTime. If no acknowledgment is received from the remote host, the keep-alive packet will be sent again. This configuration setting specifies the interval at which the successive keep-alive packets are sent in milliseconds. This system default if this value is not specified here is 1 second.

Note: This value is not applicable in macOS.

KeepAliveTime:   The inactivity time in milliseconds before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent.

When set, TCPKeepAlive will automatically be set to True. By default, the operating system will determine the time a connection is idle before a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) keep-alive packet is sent. This system default if this value is not specified here is 2 hours. In many cases, a shorter interval is more useful. Set this value to the desired interval in milliseconds.

Linger:   When set to True, connections are terminated gracefully.

This property controls how a connection is closed. The default is True.

In the case that Linger is True (default), two scenarios determine how long the connection will linger. In the first, if LingerTime is 0 (default), the system will attempt to send pending data for a connection until the default IP timeout expires.

In the second scenario, if LingerTime is a positive value, the system will attempt to send pending data until the specified LingerTime is reached. If this attempt fails, then the system will reset the connection.

The default behavior (which is also the default mode for stream sockets) might result in a long delay in closing the connection. Although the class returns control immediately, the system could hold system resources until all pending data are sent (even after your application closes).

Setting this property to False forces an immediate disconnection. If you know that the other side has received all the data you sent (e.g., by a client acknowledgment), setting this property to False might be the appropriate course of action.

LingerTime:   Time in seconds to have the connection linger.

LingerTime is the time, in seconds, the socket connection will linger. This value is 0 by default, which means it will use the default IP timeout.

LocalHost:   The name of the local host through which connections are initiated or accepted.

The LocalHost setting contains the name of the local host as obtained by the gethostname() system call, or if the user has assigned an IP address, the value of that address.

In multi-homed hosts (machines with more than one IP interface) setting LocalHost to the value of an interface will make the class initiate connections (or accept in the case of server classs) only through that interface.

If the class is connected, the LocalHost setting shows the IP address of the interface through which the connection is made in internet dotted format (aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd). In most cases, this is the address of the local host, except for multi-homed hosts (machines with more than one IP interface).

LocalPort:   The port in the local host where the class binds.

This must be set before a connection is attempted. It instructs the class to bind to a specific port (or communication endpoint) in the local machine.

Setting this to 0 (default) enables the system to choose a port at random. The chosen port will be shown by LocalPort after the connection is established.

LocalPort cannot be changed once a connection is made. Any attempt to set this when a connection is active will generate an error.

This; setting is useful when trying to connect to services that require a trusted port in the client side. An example is the remote shell (rsh) service in UNIX systems.

MaxLineLength:   The maximum amount of data to accumulate when no EOL is found.

MaxLineLength is the size of an internal buffer, which holds received data while waiting for an EOL string.

If an EOL string is found in the input stream before MaxLineLength bytes are received, the DataIn event is fired with the EOL parameter set to True, and the buffer is reset.

If no EOL is found, and MaxLineLength bytes are accumulated in the buffer, the DataIn event is fired with the EOL parameter set to False, and the buffer is reset.

The minimum value for MaxLineLength is 256 bytes. The default value is 2048 bytes.

MaxTransferRate:   The transfer rate limit in bytes per second.

This configuration setting can be used to throttle outbound TCP traffic. Set this to the number of bytes to be sent per second. By default, this is not set and there is no limit.

ProxyExceptionsList:   A semicolon separated list of hosts and IPs to bypass when using a proxy.

This configuration setting optionally specifies a semicolon-separated list of hostnames or IP addresses to bypass when a proxy is in use. When requests are made to hosts specified in this property, the proxy will not be used. For instance:

www.google.com;www.nsoftware.com

TCPKeepAlive:   Determines whether or not the keep alive socket option is enabled.

If set to True, the socket's keep-alive option is enabled and keep-alive packets will be sent periodically to maintain the connection. Set KeepAliveTime and KeepAliveInterval to configure the timing of the keep-alive packets.

Note: This value is not applicable in Java.

TcpNoDelay:   Whether or not to delay when sending packets.

When true, the socket will send all data that is ready to send at once. When false, the socket will send smaller buffered packets of data at small intervals. This is known as the Nagle algorithm.

By default, this config is set to false.

UseIPv6:   Whether to use IPv6.

When set to 0 (default), the class will use IPv4 exclusively. When set to 1, the class will use IPv6 exclusively. To instruct the class to prefer IPv6 addresses, but use IPv4 if IPv6 is not supported on the system, this setting should be set to 2. The default value is 0. Possible values are:

0 IPv4 Only
1 IPv6 Only
2 IPv6 with IPv4 fallback

Socket Config Settings

AbsoluteTimeout:   Determines whether timeouts are inactivity timeouts or absolute timeouts.

If AbsoluteTimeout is set to True, any method which does not complete within Timeout seconds will be aborted. By default, AbsoluteTimeout is False, and the timeout is an inactivity timeout.

Note: This option is not valid for UDP ports.

FirewallData:   Used to send extra data to the firewall.

When the firewall is a tunneling proxy, use this property to send custom (additional) headers to the firewall (e.g. headers for custom authentication schemes).

InBufferSize:   The size in bytes of the incoming queue of the socket.

This is the size of an internal queue in the TCP/IP stack. You can increase or decrease its size depending on the amount of data that you will be receiving. Increasing the value of the InBufferSize setting can provide significant improvements in performance in some cases.

Some TCP/IP implementations do not support variable buffer sizes. If that is the case, when the class is activated the InBufferSize reverts to its defined size. The same happens if you attempt to make it too large or too small.

OutBufferSize:   The size in bytes of the outgoing queue of the socket.

This is the size of an internal queue in the TCP/IP stack. You can increase or decrease its size depending on the amount of data that you will be sending. Increasing the value of the OutBufferSize setting can provide significant improvements in performance in some cases.

Some TCP/IP implementations do not support variable buffer sizes. If that is the case, when the class is activated the OutBufferSize reverts to its defined size. The same happens if you attempt to make it too large or too small.

Base Config Settings

BuildInfo:   Information about the product's build.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the product's build.

CodePage:   The system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.

The default code page is Unicode UTF-8 (65001).

The following is a list of valid code page identifiers:

IdentifierName
037IBM EBCDIC - U.S./Canada
437OEM - United States
500IBM EBCDIC - International
708Arabic - ASMO 708
709Arabic - ASMO 449+, BCON V4
710Arabic - Transparent Arabic
720Arabic - Transparent ASMO
737OEM - Greek (formerly 437G)
775OEM - Baltic
850OEM - Multilingual Latin I
852OEM - Latin II
855OEM - Cyrillic (primarily Russian)
857OEM - Turkish
858OEM - Multilingual Latin I + Euro symbol
860OEM - Portuguese
861OEM - Icelandic
862OEM - Hebrew
863OEM - Canadian-French
864OEM - Arabic
865OEM - Nordic
866OEM - Russian
869OEM - Modern Greek
870IBM EBCDIC - Multilingual/ROECE (Latin-2)
874ANSI/OEM - Thai (same as 28605, ISO 8859-15)
875IBM EBCDIC - Modern Greek
932ANSI/OEM - Japanese, Shift-JIS
936ANSI/OEM - Simplified Chinese (PRC, Singapore)
949ANSI/OEM - Korean (Unified Hangul Code)
950ANSI/OEM - Traditional Chinese (Taiwan; Hong Kong SAR, PRC)
1026IBM EBCDIC - Turkish (Latin-5)
1047IBM EBCDIC - Latin 1/Open System
1140IBM EBCDIC - U.S./Canada (037 + Euro symbol)
1141IBM EBCDIC - Germany (20273 + Euro symbol)
1142IBM EBCDIC - Denmark/Norway (20277 + Euro symbol)
1143IBM EBCDIC - Finland/Sweden (20278 + Euro symbol)
1144IBM EBCDIC - Italy (20280 + Euro symbol)
1145IBM EBCDIC - Latin America/Spain (20284 + Euro symbol)
1146IBM EBCDIC - United Kingdom (20285 + Euro symbol)
1147IBM EBCDIC - France (20297 + Euro symbol)
1148IBM EBCDIC - International (500 + Euro symbol)
1149IBM EBCDIC - Icelandic (20871 + Euro symbol)
1200Unicode UCS-2 Little-Endian (BMP of ISO 10646)
1201Unicode UCS-2 Big-Endian
1250ANSI - Central European
1251ANSI - Cyrillic
1252ANSI - Latin I
1253ANSI - Greek
1254ANSI - Turkish
1255ANSI - Hebrew
1256ANSI - Arabic
1257ANSI - Baltic
1258ANSI/OEM - Vietnamese
1361Korean (Johab)
10000MAC - Roman
10001MAC - Japanese
10002MAC - Traditional Chinese (Big5)
10003MAC - Korean
10004MAC - Arabic
10005MAC - Hebrew
10006MAC - Greek I
10007MAC - Cyrillic
10008MAC - Simplified Chinese (GB 2312)
10010MAC - Romania
10017MAC - Ukraine
10021MAC - Thai
10029MAC - Latin II
10079MAC - Icelandic
10081MAC - Turkish
10082MAC - Croatia
12000Unicode UCS-4 Little-Endian
12001Unicode UCS-4 Big-Endian
20000CNS - Taiwan
20001TCA - Taiwan
20002Eten - Taiwan
20003IBM5550 - Taiwan
20004TeleText - Taiwan
20005Wang - Taiwan
20105IA5 IRV International Alphabet No. 5 (7-bit)
20106IA5 German (7-bit)
20107IA5 Swedish (7-bit)
20108IA5 Norwegian (7-bit)
20127US-ASCII (7-bit)
20261T.61
20269ISO 6937 Non-Spacing Accent
20273IBM EBCDIC - Germany
20277IBM EBCDIC - Denmark/Norway
20278IBM EBCDIC - Finland/Sweden
20280IBM EBCDIC - Italy
20284IBM EBCDIC - Latin America/Spain
20285IBM EBCDIC - United Kingdom
20290IBM EBCDIC - Japanese Katakana Extended
20297IBM EBCDIC - France
20420IBM EBCDIC - Arabic
20423IBM EBCDIC - Greek
20424IBM EBCDIC - Hebrew
20833IBM EBCDIC - Korean Extended
20838IBM EBCDIC - Thai
20866Russian - KOI8-R
20871IBM EBCDIC - Icelandic
20880IBM EBCDIC - Cyrillic (Russian)
20905IBM EBCDIC - Turkish
20924IBM EBCDIC - Latin-1/Open System (1047 + Euro symbol)
20932JIS X 0208-1990 & 0121-1990
20936Simplified Chinese (GB2312)
21025IBM EBCDIC - Cyrillic (Serbian, Bulgarian)
21027Extended Alpha Lowercase
21866Ukrainian (KOI8-U)
28591ISO 8859-1 Latin I
28592ISO 8859-2 Central Europe
28593ISO 8859-3 Latin 3
28594ISO 8859-4 Baltic
28595ISO 8859-5 Cyrillic
28596ISO 8859-6 Arabic
28597ISO 8859-7 Greek
28598ISO 8859-8 Hebrew
28599ISO 8859-9 Latin 5
28605ISO 8859-15 Latin 9
29001Europa 3
38598ISO 8859-8 Hebrew
50220ISO 2022 Japanese with no halfwidth Katakana
50221ISO 2022 Japanese with halfwidth Katakana
50222ISO 2022 Japanese JIS X 0201-1989
50225ISO 2022 Korean
50227ISO 2022 Simplified Chinese
50229ISO 2022 Traditional Chinese
50930Japanese (Katakana) Extended
50931US/Canada and Japanese
50933Korean Extended and Korean
50935Simplified Chinese Extended and Simplified Chinese
50936Simplified Chinese
50937US/Canada and Traditional Chinese
50939Japanese (Latin) Extended and Japanese
51932EUC - Japanese
51936EUC - Simplified Chinese
51949EUC - Korean
51950EUC - Traditional Chinese
52936HZ-GB2312 Simplified Chinese
54936Windows XP: GB18030 Simplified Chinese (4 Byte)
57002ISCII Devanagari
57003ISCII Bengali
57004ISCII Tamil
57005ISCII Telugu
57006ISCII Assamese
57007ISCII Oriya
57008ISCII Kannada
57009ISCII Malayalam
57010ISCII Gujarati
57011ISCII Punjabi
65000Unicode UTF-7
65001Unicode UTF-8

The following is a list of valid code page identifiers for Mac OS only:

IdentifierName
1ASCII
2NEXTSTEP
3JapaneseEUC
4UTF8
5ISOLatin1
6Symbol
7NonLossyASCII
8ShiftJIS
9ISOLatin2
10Unicode
11WindowsCP1251
12WindowsCP1252
13WindowsCP1253
14WindowsCP1254
15WindowsCP1250
21ISO2022JP
30MacOSRoman
10UTF16String
0x90000100UTF16BigEndian
0x94000100UTF16LittleEndian
0x8c000100UTF32String
0x98000100UTF32BigEndian
0x9c000100UTF32LittleEndian
65536Proprietary

LicenseInfo:   Information about the current license.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the license this instance of a class is using. It will return the following information:

  • Product: The product the license is for.
  • Product Key: The key the license was generated from.
  • License Source: Where the license was found (e.g., RuntimeLicense, License File).
  • License Type: The type of license installed (e.g., Royalty Free, Single Server).
  • Last Valid Build: The last valid build number for which the license will work.
UseInternalSecurityAPI:   Tells the class whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

By default the class will use the system security libraries to perform cryptographic functions where applicable. Setting this to tells the class to use the internal implementation instead of using the system's security API.

Trappable Errors (ActiveDirectory Module)

AD Errors

950   Busy performing other action.
951   Invalid username.
952   Received error message. The error message contains the description.
953   Message integrity check error.
954   Unsupported encryption type.

UDP Errors

104   UDP is already Active.
106   You cannot change the LocalPort while the class is Active.
107   You cannot change the LocalHost at this time. A connection is in progress.
109   The class must be Active for this operation.
112   Cannot change MaxPacketSize while the class is Active.
113   Cannot change ShareLocalPort option while the class is Active.
114   Cannot change RemoteHost when UseConnection is set and the class Active.
115   Cannot change RemotePort when UseConnection is set and the class is Active.
116   RemotePort can't be zero when UseConnection is set. Please specify a valid service port number.
117   Cannot change UseConnection while the class is Active.
118   Message can't be longer than MaxPacketSize.
119   Message too short.
434   Unable to convert string to selected CodePage

TCP/IP Errors

10004   [10004] Interrupted system call.
10009   [10009] Bad file number.
10013   [10013] Access denied.
10014   [10014] Bad address.
10022   [10022] Invalid argument.
10024   [10024] Too many open files.
10035   [10035] Operation would block.
10036   [10036] Operation now in progress.
10037   [10037] Operation already in progress.
10038   [10038] Socket operation on non-socket.
10039   [10039] Destination address required.
10040   [10040] Message too long.
10041   [10041] Protocol wrong type for socket.
10042   [10042] Bad protocol option.
10043   [10043] Protocol not supported.
10044   [10044] Socket type not supported.
10045   [10045] Operation not supported on socket.
10046   [10046] Protocol family not supported.
10047   [10047] Address family not supported by protocol family.
10048   [10048] Address already in use.
10049   [10049] Can't assign requested address.
10050   [10050] Network is down.
10051   [10051] Network is unreachable.
10052   [10052] Net dropped connection or reset.
10053   [10053] Software caused connection abort.
10054   [10054] Connection reset by peer.
10055   [10055] No buffer space available.
10056   [10056] Socket is already connected.
10057   [10057] Socket is not connected.
10058   [10058] Can't send after socket shutdown.
10059   [10059] Too many references, can't splice.
10060   [10060] Connection timed out.
10061   [10061] Connection refused.
10062   [10062] Too many levels of symbolic links.
10063   [10063] File name too long.
10064   [10064] Host is down.
10065   [10065] No route to host.
10066   [10066] Directory not empty
10067   [10067] Too many processes.
10068   [10068] Too many users.
10069   [10069] Disc Quota Exceeded.
10070   [10070] Stale NFS file handle.
10071   [10071] Too many levels of remote in path.
10091   [10091] Network subsystem is unavailable.
10092   [10092] WINSOCK DLL Version out of range.
10093   [10093] Winsock not loaded yet.
11001   [11001] Host not found.
11002   [11002] Non-authoritative 'Host not found' (try again or check DNS setup).
11003   [11003] Non-recoverable errors: FORMERR, REFUSED, NOTIMP.
11004   [11004] Valid name, no data record (check DNS setup).

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