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LDAP Component

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The LDAP Component is used to search, manage, and maintain Internet Directory (LDAP) servers.

Syntax

nsoftware.IPWorks.Ldap

Remarks

The LDAP Component supports both plaintext and SSL/TLS connections. When connecting over SSL/TLS the SSLServerAuthentication event allows you to check the server identity and other security attributes. The SSLStatus event provides information about the SSL handshake. Additional SSL related settings are also supported via the Config method.

The LDAP Component implements a standard LDAP client as specified in RFC 1777, 2251, and other LDAP RFCs. Support for both LDAP v2 and v3 is provided.

The first step in using the component is specifying the ServerName, a DN (Distinguished Name) to bind as, and optionally a Password. Then you can call one or more of the component methods to act upon the server. Server responses are normally received through the Result event. The only exceptions are search requests which result in one or more SearchResult events, followed by a final SearchComplete event.

Attributes are set and returned through the Attributes collection. Other command arguments are specified through other properties. These are specified in detail in each method.

Search filters are to be specified as string arguments to the Search method. The format must be a standard LDAP search string as specified in RFC 1558. Other search attributes are set in properties such as SearchScope, SearchTimeLimit, SearchSizeLimit, SearchReturnValues, and SearchDerefAliases.

The component operates synchronously by default (waits for a response before returning control to the caller), however, the component may also operate asynchronously (return control immediately), by setting Timeout to 0. Please refer to the Timeout property for more information.

Property List


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

AcceptDataEnables or disables data reception from the server.
AttributesAttributes for the current entry.
AuthMechanismThe authentication mechanism to be used when connecting to the LDAP server.
ConnectedShows whether the component is connected.
DeleteOldRDNControls whether the old RDN (Relative Distinguished Name) should be deleted.
DNThe Distinguished Name used as the base for LDAP operations.
FirewallA set of properties related to firewall access.
IdleThe current status of the component.
LDAPVersionThe version of LDAP used.
LocalHostThe name of the local host or user-assigned IP interface through which connections are initiated or accepted.
MessageIdThe message identifier for the next LDAP request.
PageSizeThe maximum number of results per page for the Search method.
PasswordThe password used to authenticate to the LDAP server.
ReferencesCollection of references returned from the server.
ResultCodeThe result code returned in the last server response.
ResultDescriptionThe descriptive text returned in the last server response (if any).
ResultDNThe Distinguished Name returned in the last server response (if any).
SearchDerefAliasesControls alias dereferencing during searching.
SearchReturnValuesControls whether the search operation returns values of attributes, or only types.
SearchScopeControls the scope of LDAP search operations.
SearchSizeLimitMaximum number of entries that can be returned by the next search operation.
SearchTimeLimitA time limit for the next search operation (in seconds).
ServerNameThe name or address of the LDAP server.
ServerPortThe server port for the LDAP connection (default is 389).
SortAttributesA string of attribute names to sort on with optional relative matching rules.
SSLAcceptServerCertInstructs the component to unconditionally accept the server certificate that matches the supplied certificate.
SSLCertThe certificate to be used during SSL negotiation.
SSLEnabledWhether TLS/SSL is enabled.
SSLProviderTBD.
SSLServerCertThe server certificate for the last established connection.
SSLStartModeDetermines how the component starts the SSL negotiation.
TimeoutA timeout for the component.

Method List


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

AbandonAsks the server to abandon a request.
AddAdds an entry specified by DN to the directory server using the type and value attributes defined in the Attributes properties.
AttrReturns the value of the specified LDAP attribute.
BindConnects and binds to the directory server.
ChangePasswordChanges the password for the specified user.
CompareCompares attributes and values with those of the entry specified by DN .
ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
ConnectConnets to the remote host without performing any action.
DeleteDeletes an entry specified by DN from the directory server.
DoEventsProcesses events from the internal message queue.
ExtendedRequestPerforms an LDAP V3 Extended Operation.
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.
ModifyPerforms an LDAP 'modify' operation on the entry specified by DN .
ModifyRDNPerforms an LDAP 'modify RDN' operation an entry specified by DN .
MoveToDNPerforms an LDAP 'modify' operation on the entry specified by DN by changing its superior.
PauseDataPauses data reception.
ProcessDataRe-enables data reception after a call to PauseData
ResetReset the component.
SearchSearches the directory server using the base object specified in DN and the search filter SearchFilter .
UnbindUnbinds from the directory server.

Event List


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

ComputerListFired for each computer entry returned.
ConnectedFired immediately after a connection completes (or fails).
ConnectionStatusFired to indicate changes in connection state.
DisconnectedFired when a connection is closed.
ErrorInformation about errors during data delivery.
ExtendedResponseFired for LDAP V3 Extended Responses.
GroupListFired for each group entry returned.
PITrailProvides detailed information about the interaction with the server.
ResultFired for every server response, except search responses.
SearchCompleteFired upon completion of a search operation.
SearchPageFired for every page returned from a search operation.
SearchResultFired for every entry returned from a search operation.
SearchResultReferenceFired for every result reference returned from a search operation.
SSLServerAuthenticationFired after the server presents its certificate to the client.
SSLStatusShows the progress of the secure connection.
UserListFired once for each user entry returned.

Configuration Settings


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

DomainControllerReturns the name of the domain controller.
FriendlyGUIDWhether to return GUID attribute values in a human readable format.
FriendlySIDWhether to return SID attribute values in a human readable format.
MaxAttributesInstructs component to save the amount of attributes specified that are returned by the server.
RequestControlsControls to include in the request.
ResponseControlsControls present in the response.
UseDefaultDCWhether to connect to the default Domain Controller when calling Bind.
CloseStreamAfterTransferIf true, the component will close the upload or download stream after the transfer.
ConnectionTimeoutSets a separate timeout value for establishing a connection.
FirewallAutoDetectTells the component whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.
FirewallHostName or IP address of firewall (optional).
FirewallListenerIf true, the component binds to a SOCKS firewall as a server (IPPort only).
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 component 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.
UseNTLMv2Whether to use NTLM V2.
CACertFilePathsThe paths to CA certificate files when using Mono on Unix/Linux.
LogSSLPacketsControls whether SSL packets are logged when using the internal security API.
ReuseSSLSessionDetermines if the SSL session is reused.
SSLCACertsA newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL client authentication.
SSLCheckCRLWhether to check the Certificate Revocation List for the server certificate.
SSLCipherStrengthThe minimum cipher strength used for bulk encryption.
SSLEnabledCipherSuitesThe cipher suite to be used in an SSL negotiation.
SSLEnabledProtocolsUsed to enable/disable the supported security protocols.
SSLEnableRenegotiationWhether the renegotiation_info SSL extension is supported.
SSLIncludeCertChainWhether the entire certificate chain is included in the SSLServerAuthentication event.
SSLKeyLogFileThe location of a file where per-session secrets are written for debugging purposes.
SSLNegotiatedCipherReturns the negotiated ciphersuite.
SSLNegotiatedCipherStrengthReturns the negotiated ciphersuite strength.
SSLNegotiatedCipherSuiteReturns the negotiated ciphersuite.
SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeReturns the negotiated key exchange algorithm.
SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeStrengthReturns the negotiated key exchange algorithm strength.
SSLNegotiatedProtocolReturns the negotiated protocol version.
SSLProviderThe name of the security provider to use.
SSLSecurityFlagsFlags that control certificate verification.
SSLServerCACertsA newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL server certificate validation.
TLS12SignatureAlgorithmsDefines the allowed TLS 1.2 signature algorithms when UseInternalSecurityAPI is True.
TLS12SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for ECC.
TLS13KeyShareGroupsThe groups for which to pregenerate key shares.
TLS13ProviderThe TLS 1.3 implementation to be used.
TLS13SignatureAlgorithmsThe allowed certificate signature algorithms.
TLS13SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for (EC)DHE key exchange.
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.
GUIAvailableTells the component whether or not a message loop is available for processing events.
LicenseInfoInformation about the current license.
UseInternalSecurityAPITells the component whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

AcceptData Property (LDAP Component)

Enables or disables data reception from the server.

Syntax

public bool AcceptData { get; set; }
Public Property AcceptData As Boolean

Default Value

True

Remarks

This property enables or disables data reception from the server. Setting the property to False, temporarily disables data reception. Setting the property to True, re-enables data reception.

Note: It is recommended to use the PauseData or ProcessData method instead of setting this property.

This property is not available at design time.

Attributes Property (LDAP Component)

Attributes for the current entry.

Syntax

public LDAPAttributeList Attributes { get; }
Public Property Attributes As LDAPAttributeList

Remarks

This property contains a collection of all of the attributes for the current entry. Each attribute's details are found in the fields of the LDAPAttribute type.

After a Search, this property will be populated with the attributes of each search results and can be read within the SearchResult event (one event for each resulting DN).

During an LDAP Modify operation, this property describes the modifications that are to be made to the attributes. You may specify the attribute, the new value, and the operation to be executed by the server in this property.

This collection is indexed from 0 to Count - 1.

This property is not available at design time.

AuthMechanism Property (LDAP Component)

The authentication mechanism to be used when connecting to the LDAP server.

Syntax

public LdapAuthMechanisms AuthMechanism { get; set; }

enum LdapAuthMechanisms { lamSimple, lamDigestMD5, lamNegotiate, lamKerberos, lamSASLExternal }
Public Property AuthMechanism As LdapAuthMechanisms

Enum LdapAuthMechanisms lamSimple lamDigestMD5 lamNegotiate lamKerberos lamSASLExternal End Enum

Default Value

0

Remarks

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

0 (lamSimple - default) Plaintext authentication
1 (lamDigestMD5) DIGEST-MD5 authentication
2 (lamNegotiate) NTLM/Negotiate authentication
6 (lamKerbers) Kerberos authentication
7 (lamSASLExternal) TBD

Connected Property (LDAP Component)

Shows whether the component is connected.

Syntax

public bool Connected { get; set; }
Public Property Connected As Boolean

Default Value

False

Remarks

This property is used to determine whether or not the component is connected to the remote host.

Note: It is recommended to use the Connect or Disconnect method instead of setting this property.

This property is not available at design time.

DeleteOldRDN Property (LDAP Component)

Controls whether the old RDN (Relative Distinguished Name) should be deleted.

Syntax

public bool DeleteOldRDN { get; set; }
Public Property DeleteOldRDN As Boolean

Default Value

True

Remarks

This property controls whether the old Relative Distinguished Name (RDN) should be deleted. It is used when ModifyRDN is called. The default value is True, which instructs the server to delete the old RDN.

This property is not available at design time.

DN Property (LDAP Component)

The Distinguished Name used as the base for LDAP operations.

Syntax

public string DN { get; set; }
Public Property DN As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

Also the base object during LDAP searches.

The Distinguished Name is provided in string format as specified by RFC 1779. Example (Setting DN)

LDAPControl.DN = "uid=TThompson,ou=Employees,dc=server" LDAPControl.DN = "Domain\Username"

Firewall Property (LDAP Component)

A set of properties related to firewall access.

Syntax

public Firewall Firewall { get; set; }
Public Property Firewall As Firewall

Remarks

This is a Firewall type property which contains fields describing the firewall through which the component will attempt to connect.

Idle Property (LDAP Component)

The current status of the component.

Syntax

public bool Idle { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property Idle As Boolean

Default Value

True

Remarks

Idle will be False if the component is currently busy (communicating and/or waiting for an answer), and True at all other times.

This property is read-only.

LDAPVersion Property (LDAP Component)

The version of LDAP used.

Syntax

public int LDAPVersion { get; set; }
Public Property LDAPVersion As Integer

Default Value

3

Remarks

This property contains the version of LDAP used. The default value is 3 (for LDAPv3).

This property is not available at design time.

LocalHost Property (LDAP Component)

The name of the local host or user-assigned IP interface through which connections are initiated or accepted.

Syntax

public string LocalHost { get; set; }
Public Property LocalHost As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

The LocalHost property 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 component initiate connections (or accept in the case of server components) only through that interface.

If the component is connected, the LocalHost property 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).

NOTE: LocalHost is not persistent. You must always set it in code, and never in the property window.

MessageId Property (LDAP Component)

The message identifier for the next LDAP request.

Syntax

public int MessageId { get; set; }
Public Property MessageId As Integer

Default Value

1

Remarks

This property contains the message identifier for the next LDAP request. If a custom value is needed, this property must be set before calling any other methods. The component increments this property automatically after each request.

This property is not available at design time.

PageSize Property (LDAP Component)

The maximum number of results per page for the Search method.

Syntax

public int PageSize { get; set; }
Public Property PageSize As Integer

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property contains the maximum number of results per page for the Search method. The default value is 0 (no paging). If set to a value greater than zero, results will be paged, i.e. returned in blocks of maximum PageSize results.

For each page sent by the server, a SearchPage event will fire. you may decide to cancel or continue displaying results from within this event.

Note: LDAP paging functionality is described by LDAP extension RFCs and may or may not be implemented by the LDAP server being accessed.

Password Property (LDAP Component)

The password used to authenticate to the LDAP server.

Syntax

public string Password { get; set; }
Public Property Password As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property contains the password used to authenticate to the LDAP server. Leave this value empty if no password is required.

This property is not available at design time.

References Property (LDAP Component)

Collection of references returned from the server.

Syntax

public LDAPReferenceList References { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property References As LDAPReferenceList

Remarks

This property contains a collection of references returned from the server. References will be SearchResult references if inside a SearchResult or SearchResultReference event in which case they represent URLs to contact to continue the search. References will be regular Result references if inside the Result event or SearchComplete event in which case they represent the URLs to contact in order to complete the requested operation.

This collection is indexed from 0 to Count - 1.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

ResultCode Property (LDAP Component)

The result code returned in the last server response.

Syntax

public int ResultCode { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property ResultCode As Integer

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property contains the result code returned in the last server response. This is identical to the corresponding parameter provided by the last Result, SearchResult, or SearchComplete event.

Possible result codes are:

0 success
1 operationsError
2 protocolError
3 timeLimitExceeded
4 sizeLimitExceeded
5 compareFalse
6 compareTrue
7 authMethodNotSupported
8 strongAuthRequired
9 reserved
10 referral
11 adminLimitExceeded
12 unavailableCriticalExtension
13 confidentialityRequired
14 saslBindInProgress
16 noSuchAttribute
17 undefinedAttributeType
18 inappropriateMatching
19 constraintViolation
20 attributeOrValueExists
21 invalidAttributeSyntax
32 noSuchObject
33 aliasProblem
34 invalidDNSyntax
35 reserved for undefined isLeaf
36 aliasDereferencingProblem
48 inappropriateAuthentication
49 invalidCredentials
50 insufficientAccessRights
51 busy
52 unavailable
53 unwillingToPerform
54 loopDetect
64 namingViolation
65 objectClassViolation
66 notAllowedOnNonLeaf
67 notAllowedOnRDN
68 entryAlreadyExists
69 objectClassModsProhibited
70 reserved for CLDAP
71 affectsMultipleDSAs

All the result codes with the exception of success, compareFalse and compareTrue are to be treated as meaning the operation could not be completed in its entirety. Result codes from 16 to 21 indicate an AttributeProblem, codes 32, 33, 34 and 36 indicate a NameProblem, codes 48, 49 and 50 indicate a SecurityProblem, codes 51 to 54 indicate a ServiceProblem, and codes 64 to 69 and 71 indicate an UpdateProblem.

This property is read-only.

ResultDescription Property (LDAP Component)

The descriptive text returned in the last server response (if any).

Syntax

public string ResultDescription { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property ResultDescription As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property contains the descriptive text returned in the last server response (if any). This is identical to the corresponding parameter provided by the last Result, SearchResult, or SearchComplete event.

This property is read-only.

ResultDN Property (LDAP Component)

The Distinguished Name returned in the last server response (if any).

Syntax

public string ResultDN { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property ResultDN As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property contains the Distinguished Name returned in the last server response (if any). This is identical to the corresponding parameter provided by the last Result, or SearchComplete event.

This property is read-only.

SearchDerefAliases Property (LDAP Component)

Controls alias dereferencing during searching.

Syntax

public LdapSearchDerefAliases SearchDerefAliases { get; set; }

enum LdapSearchDerefAliases { sdaNever, sdaInSearching, sdaFindingBaseObject, sdaAlways }
Public Property SearchDerefAliases As LdapSearchDerefAliases

Enum LdapSearchDerefAliases sdaNever sdaInSearching sdaFindingBaseObject sdaAlways End Enum

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property controls the alias dereferencing during searching. Possible values are:

sdaNever (0) Do not dereference aliases in searching or in locating the base object of the search.
sdaInSearching (1) Dereference aliases in subordinates of the base object in searching, but not in locating the base object of the search.
sdaFindingBaseObject (2) Dereference aliases in locating the base object of the search, but not when searching subordinates of the base object.
sdaAlways (3) Dereference aliases both in searching and in locating the base object of the search.

Default is to never dereference aliases.

SearchReturnValues Property (LDAP Component)

Controls whether the search operation returns values of attributes, or only types.

Syntax

public bool SearchReturnValues { get; set; }
Public Property SearchReturnValues As Boolean

Default Value

True

Remarks

This property controls whether the search operation returns values of attributes, or only types. If only attributes are needed, disabling returning of values will enhance performance.

SearchScope Property (LDAP Component)

Controls the scope of LDAP search operations.

Syntax

public LdapSearchScopes SearchScope { get; set; }

enum LdapSearchScopes { ssBaseObject, ssSingleLevel, ssWholeSubtree }
Public Property SearchScope As LdapSearchScopes

Enum LdapSearchScopes ssBaseObject ssSingleLevel ssWholeSubtree End Enum

Default Value

2

Remarks

This property controls the scope of LDAP search operations. Possible values are:

ssBaseObject (0) Search only the base object.
ssSingleLevel (1) Search only one level, including objects directly below the base object, but not the base object itself.
ssWholeSubtree (2) Search the whole subtree, including the base object itself.

Default is to search the whole subtree.

SearchSizeLimit Property (LDAP Component)

Maximum number of entries that can be returned by the next search operation.

Syntax

public int SearchSizeLimit { get; set; }
Public Property SearchSizeLimit As Integer

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property contains the maximum number of entries that can be returned by the next search operation. This limit is provided as a hint to the directory server. A value of 0 means that no size limits are in effect for the search.

SearchTimeLimit Property (LDAP Component)

A time limit for the next search operation (in seconds).

Syntax

public int SearchTimeLimit { get; set; }
Public Property SearchTimeLimit As Integer

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property contains a time limit for the next search operation (in seconds). This limit is provided as a hint to the directory server. A value of 0 means that no time limits are in effect for the search.

ServerName Property (LDAP Component)

The name or address of the LDAP server.

Syntax

public string ServerName { get; set; }
Public Property ServerName As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the IP address (IP number in dotted internet format) or Domain Name of the directory server. It is set before a connection is attempted and cannot be changed once a connection is in progress.

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.

ServerPort Property (LDAP Component)

The server port for the LDAP connection (default is 389).

Syntax

public int ServerPort { get; set; }
Public Property ServerPort As Integer

Default Value

389

Remarks

This property contains the server port for the LDAP connection (default is 389).

For implicit SSL, use port 636 (please refer to the SSLStartMode property for more information).

A valid port number (a value between 1 and 65535) is required for the connection to take place. The property must be set before a connection is attempted and cannot be changed once a connection is established. Any attempt to change this property while connected will fail with an error.

This property is not available at design time.

SortAttributes Property (LDAP Component)

A string of attribute names to sort on with optional relative matching rules.

Syntax

public string SortAttributes { get; set; }
Public Property SortAttributes As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property contains a string of attribute names to sort on with optional relative matching rules. When set prior to a Search, entries returned by the server will be sorted according to SortAttributes. The format consists of one or more attribute names separated by spaces. Each attribute may be followed by an optional matching rule.

If matching rules are defined, they should be separated from the attribute names with a "/".

Normally the values are returned in ascending order. If descending (reverse) order of sorting is desired, the attribute type must be preceded with a "-".

Examples:

LDAPControl.SortAttributes = "loginTime" LDAPControl.SortAttributes = "name/caseIgnoreSubstringsMatch age/numericStringSubstringsMatch" LDAPControl.SortAttributes = "cn age/1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.27" LDAPControl.SortAttributes = "-cn age/1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.27" Matching Rules for Equality Filters

1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.38objectIdentifierMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.12distinguishedNameMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15caseIgnoreMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.36numericStringMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.41caseIgnoreListMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.27integerMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.6bitStringMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.50telephoneNumberMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.43presentationAddressMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.34uniqueMemberMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.42protocolInformationMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.24generalizedTimeMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.26caseExactIA5Match
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.26caseIgnoreIA5Match

Matching Rules for Inequality Filters

1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.24 generalizedTimeOrderingMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15 caseIgnoreOrderingMatch

Matching Rules for Substring Filters

1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.58 caseIgnoreSubstringsMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.58 telephoneNumberSubstringsMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.58 numericStringSubstringsMatch

Matching Rules for Subschema Attributes

1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.27integerFirstComponentMatch
1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.38objectIdentifierFirstComponentMatch

SSLAcceptServerCert Property (LDAP Component)

Instructs the component to unconditionally accept the server certificate that matches the supplied certificate.

Syntax

public Certificate SSLAcceptServerCert { get; set; }
Public Property SSLAcceptServerCert As Certificate

Remarks

If it finds any issues with the certificate presented by the server, the component will normally terminate the connection with an error.

You may override this behavior by supplying a value for SSLAcceptServerCert. If the certificate supplied in SSLAcceptServerCert is the same as the certificate presented by the server, then the server certificate is accepted unconditionally, and the connection will continue normally.

Please note that this functionality is provided only for cases where you otherwise know that you are communicating with the right server. If used improperly, this property may create a security breach. Use it at your own risk.

SSLCert Property (LDAP Component)

The certificate to be used during SSL negotiation.

Syntax

public Certificate SSLCert { get; set; }
Public Property SSLCert As Certificate

Remarks

The digital certificate that the component will use during SSL negotiation. Set this property to a valid certificate before starting SSL negotiation. To set a certificate, you may set the Encoded field to the encoded certificate. To select a certificate, use the store and subject fields.

SSLEnabled Property (LDAP Component)

Whether TLS/SSL is enabled.

Syntax

public bool SSLEnabled { get; set; }
Public Property SSLEnabled As Boolean

Default Value

False

Remarks

This setting specifies whether TLS/SSL is enabled in the component. When False (default) the component operates in plaintext mode. When True TLS/SSL is enabled.

TLS/SSL may also be enabled by setting SSLStartMode. Setting SSLStartMode will automatically update this property value.

This property is not available at design time.

SSLProvider Property (LDAP Component)

TBD.

Syntax

public LdapSSLProviders SSLProvider { get; set; }

enum LdapSSLProviders { sslpAutomatic, sslpPlatform, sslpInternal }
Public Property SSLProvider As LdapSSLProviders

Enum LdapSSLProviders sslpAutomatic sslpPlatform sslpInternal End Enum

Default Value

0

Remarks

TBD.

SSLServerCert Property (LDAP Component)

The server certificate for the last established connection.

Syntax

public Certificate SSLServerCert { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property SSLServerCert As Certificate

Remarks

SSLServerCert contains the server certificate for the last established connection.

SSLServerCert is reset every time a new connection is attempted.

This property is read-only.

SSLStartMode Property (LDAP Component)

Determines how the component starts the SSL negotiation.

Syntax

public LdapSSLStartModes SSLStartMode { get; set; }

enum LdapSSLStartModes { sslAutomatic, sslImplicit, sslExplicit, sslNone }
Public Property SSLStartMode As LdapSSLStartModes

Enum LdapSSLStartModes sslAutomatic sslImplicit sslExplicit sslNone End Enum

Default Value

3

Remarks

The SSLStartMode property may have one of the following values:

0 (sslAutomatic)If the remote port is set to the standard plaintext port of the protocol (where applicable), the component will behave the same as if SSLStartMode is set to sslExplicit. In all other cases, SSL negotiation will be implicit (sslImplicit).
1 (sslImplicit)The SSL negotiation will start immediately after the connection is established.
2 (sslExplicit)The component will first connect in plaintext, and then explicitly start SSL negotiation through a protocol command such as STARTTLS.
3 (sslNone - default)No SSL negotiation, no SSL security. All communication will be in plaintext mode.

Timeout Property (LDAP Component)

A timeout for the component.

Syntax

public int Timeout { get; set; }
Public Property Timeout As Integer

Default Value

60

Remarks

If the Timeout property is set to 0, all operations return immediately, potentially failing with a WOULDBLOCK error if data cannot be sent immediately.

If Timeout is set to a positive value, data is sent in a blocking manner and the component will wait for the operation to complete before returning control. The component will handle any potential WOULDBLOCK errors internally and automatically retry the operation for a maximum of Timeout seconds.

The component 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 component throws an exception.

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.

Abandon Method (LDAP Component)

Asks the server to abandon a request.

Syntax

public void Abandon(int messageId);

Async Version
public async Task Abandon(int messageId);
public async Task Abandon(int messageId, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Abandon(ByVal MessageId As Integer)

Async Version
Public Sub Abandon(ByVal MessageId As Integer) As Task
Public Sub Abandon(ByVal MessageId As Integer, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method asks the server to abandon the request specified by MessageId. The result of the operation is returned via the Result event.

Add Method (LDAP Component)

Adds an entry specified by DN to the directory server using the type and value attributes defined in the Attributes properties.

Syntax

public void Add();

Async Version
public async Task Add();
public async Task Add(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Add()

Async Version
Public Sub Add() As Task
Public Sub Add(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method adds the entry specified by DN to the directory. All Entries are required to have an objectClass attribute.

In order to add a new entry, first Bind with credentials that will allow you to perform the new addition. To add attributes instead of entries, use the Modify method instead. When specifying multi-valued attributes, specify the attribute type only in the first occurrence of that attribute type in the Attributes collection. Additional occurrences of the same attribute type should specify an attribute type of empty string.

The result of the operation is returned via the Result event.

Example (Add a New Entry, including the multi-valued objectClass attribute)

LDAPControl.DN = "uid=NewUser,ou=Employees,dc=server" LDAPControl.Attributes.Add(new LDAPAttribute("objectClass", "top")) LDAPControl.Attributes.Add(new LDAPAttribute("", "person")) LDAPControl.Attributes.Add(new LDAPAttribute("", "organizationalPerson")) LDAPControl.Attributes.Add(new LDAPAttribute("", "inetorgperson")) LDAPControl.Attributes.Add(new LDAPAttribute("sn", "UserName")) LDAPControl.Attributes.Add(new LDAPAttribute("cn", "New S. UserName")) LDAPControl.Attributes.Add(new LDAPAttribute("uid", "NewUser")) LDAPControl.Add()

Attr Method (LDAP Component)

Returns the value of the specified LDAP attribute.

Syntax

public string Attr(string attrType);

Async Version
public async Task<string> Attr(string attrType);
public async Task<string> Attr(string attrType, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Function Attr(ByVal AttrType As String) As String

Async Version
Public Function Attr(ByVal AttrType As String) As Task(Of String)
Public Function Attr(ByVal AttrType As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task(Of String)

Remarks

This method returns the value of the specified LDAP attribute. If the attribute does not exist, an empty string is returned.

Please refer to the Attributes collection for more information.

Bind Method (LDAP Component)

Connects and binds to the directory server.

Syntax

public void Bind();

Async Version
public async Task Bind();
public async Task Bind(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Bind()

Async Version
Public Sub Bind() As Task
Public Sub Bind(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method connects and binds to the directory server. If the Password property has a value, it is used for authentication. If not, the Bind is performed anonymously. Binding is often required on some directory servers like Active Directory. The result of the operation is returned via the Result event.

Example (Binding)

LDAPControl.DN = "uid=TThompson,ou=Employees,dc=server" LDAPControl.Password = "mypassword" LDAPControl.Bind() LDAPControl.DN = "Domain/Username" LDAPControl.Password = "mypassword" LDAPControl.Bind()

ChangePassword Method (LDAP Component)

Changes the password for the specified user.

Syntax

public void ChangePassword(string user, string oldPassword, string newPassword);

Async Version
public async Task ChangePassword(string user, string oldPassword, string newPassword);
public async Task ChangePassword(string user, string oldPassword, string newPassword, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub ChangePassword(ByVal user As String, ByVal oldPassword As String, ByVal newPassword As String)

Async Version
Public Sub ChangePassword(ByVal user As String, ByVal oldPassword As String, ByVal newPassword As String) As Task
Public Sub ChangePassword(ByVal user As String, ByVal oldPassword As String, ByVal newPassword As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

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 ServerPort 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.

Compare Method (LDAP Component)

Compares attributes and values with those of the entry specified by DN .

Syntax

public void Compare();

Async Version
public async Task Compare();
public async Task Compare(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Compare()

Async Version
Public Sub Compare() As Task
Public Sub Compare(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method compares attributes types and values specified via the Attributes collection, with the values in the directory for the entry specified by DN. The result of the operation is returned via the Result event.

Config Method (LDAP Component)

Sets or retrieves a configuration setting.

Syntax

public string Config(string configurationString);

Async Version
public async Task<string> Config(string configurationString);
public async Task<string> Config(string configurationString, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Function Config(ByVal ConfigurationString As String) As String

Async Version
Public Function Config(ByVal ConfigurationString As String) As Task(Of String)
Public Function Config(ByVal ConfigurationString As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task(Of String)

Remarks

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

These settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the component, 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.

Connect Method (LDAP Component)

Connets to the remote host without performing any action.

Syntax

public void Connect();

Async Version
public async Task Connect();
public async Task Connect(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Connect()

Async Version
Public Sub Connect() As Task
Public Sub Connect(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method establishes a connection with the remote host specified by URL but does not send a request. In most cases it is recommended to use the appropriate method such as Get or Post which will both establish a connection and send a request.

This method may be useful in cases where it is desirable to establish a connection without performing any operatin, for instance testing connectivity.

Delete Method (LDAP Component)

Deletes an entry specified by DN from the directory server.

Syntax

public void Delete();

Async Version
public async Task Delete();
public async Task Delete(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Delete()

Async Version
Public Sub Delete() As Task
Public Sub Delete(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method deletes the entry specified by DN from the directory. The result of the operation is returned via the Result event.

DoEvents Method (LDAP Component)

Processes events from the internal message queue.

Syntax

public void DoEvents();
Public Sub DoEvents()

Remarks

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

ExtendedRequest Method (LDAP Component)

Performs an LDAP V3 Extended Operation.

Syntax

public void ExtendedRequest(string requestName, byte[] requestValue);

Async Version
public async Task ExtendedRequest(string requestName, byte[] requestValue);
public async Task ExtendedRequest(string requestName, byte[] requestValue, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub ExtendedRequest(ByVal RequestName As String, ByVal RequestValue As String)

Async Version
Public Sub ExtendedRequest(ByVal RequestName As String, ByVal RequestValue As String) As Task
Public Sub ExtendedRequest(ByVal RequestName As String, ByVal RequestValue As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method performs an LDAP V3 Extended Operation. RequestName must contain the OID of the operation, and RequestValue may contain an optional value.

Interrupt Method (LDAP Component)

Interrupt the current method.

Syntax

public void Interrupt();

Async Version
public async Task Interrupt();
public async Task Interrupt(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Interrupt()

Async Version
Public Sub Interrupt() As Task
Public Sub Interrupt(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

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

ListComputers Method (LDAP Component)

Lists all computers in the directory.

Syntax

public void ListComputers();

Async Version
public async Task ListComputers();
public async Task ListComputers(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub ListComputers()

Async Version
Public Sub ListComputers() As Task
Public Sub ListComputers(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

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

ListGroupMembers Method (LDAP Component)

List all members of a group.

Syntax

public void ListGroupMembers(string group);

Async Version
public async Task ListGroupMembers(string group);
public async Task ListGroupMembers(string group, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub ListGroupMembers(ByVal group As String)

Async Version
Public Sub ListGroupMembers(ByVal group As String) As Task
Public Sub ListGroupMembers(ByVal group As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

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

ListGroups Method (LDAP Component)

List all groups in the directory.

Syntax

public void ListGroups();

Async Version
public async Task ListGroups();
public async Task ListGroups(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub ListGroups()

Async Version
Public Sub ListGroups() As Task
Public Sub ListGroups(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

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

ListUserGroups Method (LDAP Component)

Lists all groups a user is a part of.

Syntax

public void ListUserGroups(string user);

Async Version
public async Task ListUserGroups(string user);
public async Task ListUserGroups(string user, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub ListUserGroups(ByVal user As String)

Async Version
Public Sub ListUserGroups(ByVal user As String) As Task
Public Sub ListUserGroups(ByVal user As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

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.

Modify Method (LDAP Component)

Performs an LDAP 'modify' operation on the entry specified by DN .

Syntax

public void Modify();

Async Version
public async Task Modify();
public async Task Modify(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Modify()

Async Version
Public Sub Modify() As Task
Public Sub Modify(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method performs an LDAP 'modify' operation on the entry specified by DN. The attribute(s) to modify should be set via the Attributes collection. When specifying multi-valued attributes, specify the attribute type only in the first occurrence of that attribute type in the Attributes collection. Additional occurrences of the same attribute type should specify an attribute type of empty string.

The modification can be a replacement, an addition, or a deletion, depending on the ModOp field of the attribute;. The result of the operation is returned via the Result event.

Example (Modify an Entry - Replace an Attribute Value)

LDAPControl.DN = "uid=TThompson,ou=Employees,dc=server" LDAPControl.Attributes.Add(New LDAPAttribute("url", "www.url1.net", LDAPAttributeModOps.amoReplace)) LDAPControl.Attributes.Add(New LDAPAttribute("", "www.url2.net", LDAPAttributeModOps.amoReplace)) LDAPControl.Modify()

ModifyRDN Method (LDAP Component)

Performs an LDAP 'modify RDN' operation an entry specified by DN .

Syntax

public void ModifyRDN(string newRDN);

Async Version
public async Task ModifyRDN(string newRDN);
public async Task ModifyRDN(string newRDN, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub ModifyRDN(ByVal NewRDN As String)

Async Version
Public Sub ModifyRDN(ByVal NewRDN As String) As Task
Public Sub ModifyRDN(ByVal NewRDN As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method performs an LDAP 'modify RDN' operation on the entry specified by DN.

NewRDN is the new RDN for the entry specified by DN

The result of the operation is returned via the Result event.

MoveToDN Method (LDAP Component)

Performs an LDAP 'modify' operation on the entry specified by DN by changing its superior.

Syntax

public void MoveToDN(string newSuperior);

Async Version
public async Task MoveToDN(string newSuperior);
public async Task MoveToDN(string newSuperior, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub MoveToDN(ByVal NewSuperior As String)

Async Version
Public Sub MoveToDN(ByVal NewSuperior As String) As Task
Public Sub MoveToDN(ByVal NewSuperior As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method performs an LDAP 'modify' operation on the entry specified by DN by changing its superior. None of the entry's attributes will change. DeleteOldRDN property will be set to true to delete the old entry. The result of the operation is returned via the Result event.

PauseData Method (LDAP Component)

Pauses data reception.

Syntax

public void PauseData();

Async Version
public async Task PauseData();
public async Task PauseData(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub PauseData()

Async Version
Public Sub PauseData() As Task
Public Sub PauseData(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method pauses data reception when called. While data reception is paused incoming data will not be processed and events will not fire. Call ProcessData to re-enable data reception.

ProcessData Method (LDAP Component)

Re-enables data reception after a call to PauseData

Syntax

public void ProcessData();

Async Version
public async Task ProcessData();
public async Task ProcessData(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub ProcessData()

Async Version
Public Sub ProcessData() As Task
Public Sub ProcessData(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method re-enables data reception after a previous call to PauseData. To re-enable data reception and allow IPPacket to fire call this method.

Note: This method is only used after previously calling PauseData. It does not need to be called to process data by default.

Reset Method (LDAP Component)

Reset the component.

Syntax

public void Reset();

Async Version
public async Task Reset();
public async Task Reset(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Reset()

Async Version
Public Sub Reset() As Task
Public Sub Reset(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method will reset the component's properties to their default values.

Search Method (LDAP Component)

Searches the directory server using the base object specified in DN and the search filter SearchFilter .

Syntax

Remarks

This method searches the directory server using the base object specified in the DN and the search filter specified in the SearchFilter parameter. Additional search parameters are specified through the SearchScope, SearchDerefAliases, SearchSizeLimit, SearchTimeLimit, and SearchReturnValues properties.

If Attributes are specified before starting a search, the server will only return results that contain a value for the specified attributes.

Results are returned through zero or more SearchResult events, after which a SearchComplete event is fired.

Example (Searching for a User)

LDAPControl.DN = "ou=Employees,dc=server" LDAPControl.Search("uid=TThompson")

A DSE Search (Directory Specific Entries) will search for attributes of the server itself. Example (DSE Search)

LDAPControl.DN = "" LDAPControl.SearchScope = 0 LDAPControl.Search("objectClass=*")

SearchFilter is a string representation of the LDAP search filter used for the search.

The format of the search filter is specified by RFC 1558 and is identical to the format used by most LDAP applications.

The following are examples of search filters, as provided in the RFC:

     (cn=Babs Jensen)
     (!(cn=Tim Howes))
     (&(objectClass=Person)(|(sn=Jensen)(cn=Babs J*)))
     (o=univ*of*mich*)

The complete specification is given by the following BNF:

     <filter> ::= "(" <filtercomp> ")"
     <filtercomp> ::= <and> | <or> | <not> | <item>
     <and> ::= "&" <filterlist>
     <or> ::= "|" <filterlist>
     <not> ::= "!" <filter>
     <filterlist> ::= <filter> | <filter> <filterlist>
     <item> ::= <simple> | <present> | <substring>
     <simple> ::= <attr> <filtertype> <value>
     <filtertype> ::= <equal> | <approx> | <greater> | <less>
     <equal> ::= "="
     <approx> ::= "~="
     <greater> ::= ">="
     <less> ::= "<="
     <present> ::= <attr> "=*"
     <substring> ::= <attr> "=" <initial> <any> <final>
     <initial> ::= NULL | <value>
     <any> ::= "*" <starval>
     <starval> ::= NULL | <value> "*" <starval>
     <final> ::= NULL | <value>

<attr> is a string representing an attribute type as defined in RFC 1777. <value> is a string representing an attribute value, or part of one, and has the form defined in RFC 1779. If a <value> must contain one of the characters '*' or '(' or ')', these should be escaped by preceding them with the backslash '\' character.

Unbind Method (LDAP Component)

Unbinds from the directory server.

Syntax

public void Unbind();

Async Version
public async Task Unbind();
public async Task Unbind(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Unbind()

Async Version
Public Sub Unbind() As Task
Public Sub Unbind(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method unbinds from the directory server and breaks the connection.

ComputerList Event (LDAP Component)

Fired for each computer entry returned.

Syntax

public event OnComputerListHandler OnComputerList;

public delegate void OnComputerListHandler(object sender, LdapComputerListEventArgs e);

public class LdapComputerListEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string name { get; }

  public string operatingSystem { get; }

  public string lastLogon { get; }

  public int logonCount { get; }

  public string dn { get; }

}
Public Event OnComputerList As OnComputerListHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnComputerListHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapComputerListEventArgs)

Public Class LdapComputerListEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property name As String

  Public ReadOnly Property operatingSystem As String

  Public ReadOnly Property lastLogon As String

  Public ReadOnly Property logonCount As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property dn As String

End Class

Remarks

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

Connected Event (LDAP Component)

Fired immediately after a connection completes (or fails).

Syntax

public event OnConnectedHandler OnConnected;

public delegate void OnConnectedHandler(object sender, LdapConnectedEventArgs e);

public class LdapConnectedEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int StatusCode { get; }

  public string Description { get; }

}
Public Event OnConnected As OnConnectedHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnConnectedHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapConnectedEventArgs)

Public Class LdapConnectedEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property StatusCode As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property Description As String

End Class

Remarks

If the connection is made normally, StatusCode is 0 and Description is "OK".

If the connection fails, StatusCode has the error code returned by the TCP/IP stack. Description contains a description of this code. The value of StatusCode is equal to the value of the error.

Please refer to the Error Codes section for more information.

ConnectionStatus Event (LDAP Component)

Fired to indicate changes in connection state.

Syntax

public event OnConnectionStatusHandler OnConnectionStatus;

public delegate void OnConnectionStatusHandler(object sender, LdapConnectionStatusEventArgs e);

public class LdapConnectionStatusEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string ConnectionEvent { get; }

  public int StatusCode { get; }

  public string Description { get; }

}
Public Event OnConnectionStatus As OnConnectionStatusHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnConnectionStatusHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapConnectionStatusEventArgs)

Public Class LdapConnectionStatusEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property ConnectionEvent As String

  Public ReadOnly Property StatusCode As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property Description As String

End Class

Remarks

The ConnectionStatus event is fired when the connection state changes: completion of a firewall or proxy connection, completion of a security handshake, etc.

The ConnectionEvent parameter indicates the type of connection event. Values may include:

Firewall connection complete.
SSL or S/Shell handshake complete (where applicable).
Remote host connection complete.
Remote host disconnected.
SSL or S/Shell connection broken.
Firewall host disconnected.

StatusCode has the error code returned by the TCP/IP stack. Description contains a description of this code. The value of StatusCode is equal to the value of the error.

Disconnected Event (LDAP Component)

Fired when a connection is closed.

Syntax

public event OnDisconnectedHandler OnDisconnected;

public delegate void OnDisconnectedHandler(object sender, LdapDisconnectedEventArgs e);

public class LdapDisconnectedEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int StatusCode { get; }

  public string Description { get; }

}
Public Event OnDisconnected As OnDisconnectedHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnDisconnectedHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapDisconnectedEventArgs)

Public Class LdapDisconnectedEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property StatusCode As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property Description As String

End Class

Remarks

If the connection is broken normally, StatusCode is 0 and Description is "OK".

If the connection is broken for any other reason, StatusCode has the error code returned by the TCP/IP subsystem. Description contains a description of this code. The value of StatusCode is equal to the value of the TCP/IP error.

Please refer to the Error Codes section for more information.

Error Event (LDAP Component)

Information about errors during data delivery.

Syntax

public event OnErrorHandler OnError;

public delegate void OnErrorHandler(object sender, LdapErrorEventArgs e);

public class LdapErrorEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int ErrorCode { get; }

  public string Description { get; }

}
Public Event OnError As OnErrorHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnErrorHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapErrorEventArgs)

Public Class LdapErrorEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property ErrorCode As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property Description As String

End Class

Remarks

The Error event is fired in case of exceptional conditions during message processing. Normally the component throws an exception.

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.

ExtendedResponse Event (LDAP Component)

Fired for LDAP V3 Extended Responses.

Syntax

public event OnExtendedResponseHandler OnExtendedResponse;

public delegate void OnExtendedResponseHandler(object sender, LdapExtendedResponseEventArgs e);

public class LdapExtendedResponseEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int MessageId { get; }

  public string DN { get; }

  public int ResultCode { get; }

  public string ResultDescription { get; }

  public string ResponseName { get; }

  public string ResponseValue { get; }
public byte[] ResponseValueB { get; } }
Public Event OnExtendedResponse As OnExtendedResponseHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnExtendedResponseHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapExtendedResponseEventArgs)

Public Class LdapExtendedResponseEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property MessageId As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property DN As String

  Public ReadOnly Property ResultCode As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property ResultDescription As String

  Public ReadOnly Property ResponseName As String

  Public ReadOnly Property ResponseValue As String
Public ReadOnly Property ResponseValueB As Byte() End Class

Remarks

The first four parameters are the same as the parameters of the Result event. ResponseName and ResponseValue are related to the corresponding parameters of the call to ExtendedRequest.

GroupList Event (LDAP Component)

Fired for each group entry returned.

Syntax

public event OnGroupListHandler OnGroupList;

public delegate void OnGroupListHandler(object sender, LdapGroupListEventArgs e);

public class LdapGroupListEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string name { get; }

  public string description { get; }

  public string dn { get; }

}
Public Event OnGroupList As OnGroupListHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnGroupListHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapGroupListEventArgs)

Public Class LdapGroupListEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property name As String

  Public ReadOnly Property description As String

  Public ReadOnly Property dn As String

End Class

Remarks

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

PITrail Event (LDAP Component)

Provides detailed information about the interaction with the server.

Syntax

public event OnPITrailHandler OnPITrail;

public delegate void OnPITrailHandler(object sender, LdapPITrailEventArgs e);

public class LdapPITrailEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int Direction { get; }

  public string Description { get; }

  public string Message { get; }

}
Public Event OnPITrail As OnPITrailHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnPITrailHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapPITrailEventArgs)

Public Class LdapPITrailEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Direction As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property Description As String

  Public ReadOnly Property Message As String

End Class

Remarks

The PITrail event provides detailed information about all communication with the server. This is useful for debugging purposes.

Direction specifies the origin of the data. Possible values are:

  • 0 - Client
  • 1 - Server

Description is a short description of the current packet. This is human readable and useful for informational logging.

Message contains a hex encoded version of the raw message. This represents the exact value sent over the wire.

Result Event (LDAP Component)

Fired for every server response, except search responses.

Syntax

public event OnResultHandler OnResult;

public delegate void OnResultHandler(object sender, LdapResultEventArgs e);

public class LdapResultEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int MessageId { get; }

  public string DN { get; }

  public int ResultCode { get; }

  public string ResultDescription { get; }

}
Public Event OnResult As OnResultHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnResultHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapResultEventArgs)

Public Class LdapResultEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property MessageId As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property DN As String

  Public ReadOnly Property ResultCode As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property ResultDescription As String

End Class

Remarks

The MessageId parameter identifies the corresponding request. ResultCode and ResultDescription show whether the operation was successful (on a successful operation, the ResultCode is 0). For a full list of possible result codes, see the ResultCode property.

SearchComplete Event (LDAP Component)

Fired upon completion of a search operation.

Syntax

public event OnSearchCompleteHandler OnSearchComplete;

public delegate void OnSearchCompleteHandler(object sender, LdapSearchCompleteEventArgs e);

public class LdapSearchCompleteEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int MessageId { get; }

  public string DN { get; }

  public int ResultCode { get; }

  public string ResultDescription { get; }

}
Public Event OnSearchComplete As OnSearchCompleteHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnSearchCompleteHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapSearchCompleteEventArgs)

Public Class LdapSearchCompleteEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property MessageId As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property DN As String

  Public ReadOnly Property ResultCode As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property ResultDescription As String

End Class

Remarks

The MessageId parameter identifies the corresponding request. ResultCode and ResultDescription show whether the operation was successful (on a successful operation, the ResultCode is 0).

SearchPage Event (LDAP Component)

Fired for every page returned from a search operation.

Syntax

public event OnSearchPageHandler OnSearchPage;

public delegate void OnSearchPageHandler(object sender, LdapSearchPageEventArgs e);

public class LdapSearchPageEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int MessageId { get; }

  public string DN { get; }

  public int ResultCode { get; }

  public string ResultDescription { get; }

  public bool CancelSearch { get; set; }

}
Public Event OnSearchPage As OnSearchPageHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnSearchPageHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapSearchPageEventArgs)

Public Class LdapSearchPageEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property MessageId As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property DN As String

  Public ReadOnly Property ResultCode As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property ResultDescription As String

  Public Property CancelSearch As Boolean

End Class

Remarks

This event is where the client can decide whether to continue with the Search operation or not. The signature is very similar to the SearchComplete event, with the addition of a CancelSearch parameter. If the search should be canceled (no more pages), the CancelSearch parameter should be set to true.

SearchResult Event (LDAP Component)

Fired for every entry returned from a search operation.

Syntax

public event OnSearchResultHandler OnSearchResult;

public delegate void OnSearchResultHandler(object sender, LdapSearchResultEventArgs e);

public class LdapSearchResultEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int MessageId { get; }

  public string DN { get; }

}
Public Event OnSearchResult As OnSearchResultHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnSearchResultHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapSearchResultEventArgs)

Public Class LdapSearchResultEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property MessageId As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property DN As String

End Class

Remarks

MessageId identifies the corresponding search request. DN contains the Distinguished Name of the entry, while the attribute type and value provided in the Attributes collection, show the list of retrieved attributes for the entry.

Every search operation results in a sequence of 0 or more SearchResult events, a sequence of 0 or more SearchResultReference events, followed by a SearchComplete event.

SearchResultReference Event (LDAP Component)

Fired for every result reference returned from a search operation.

Syntax

public event OnSearchResultReferenceHandler OnSearchResultReference;

public delegate void OnSearchResultReferenceHandler(object sender, LdapSearchResultReferenceEventArgs e);

public class LdapSearchResultReferenceEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int MessageId { get; }

  public string LdapUrl { get; }

}
Public Event OnSearchResultReference As OnSearchResultReferenceHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnSearchResultReferenceHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapSearchResultReferenceEventArgs)

Public Class LdapSearchResultReferenceEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property MessageId As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property LdapUrl As String

End Class

Remarks

MessageId identifies the corresponding search request. LdapUrl contains a URL reference to server that can be used for continuing the search operation.

Every search operation results in a sequence of 0 or more SearchResult events, a sequence of 0 or more SearchResultReference events, followed by a SearchComplete event.

SSLServerAuthentication Event (LDAP Component)

Fired after the server presents its certificate to the client.

Syntax

public event OnSSLServerAuthenticationHandler OnSSLServerAuthentication;

public delegate void OnSSLServerAuthenticationHandler(object sender, LdapSSLServerAuthenticationEventArgs e);

public class LdapSSLServerAuthenticationEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string CertEncoded { get; }
public byte[] CertEncodedB { get; } public string CertSubject { get; } public string CertIssuer { get; } public string Status { get; } public bool Accept { get; set; } }
Public Event OnSSLServerAuthentication As OnSSLServerAuthenticationHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnSSLServerAuthenticationHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapSSLServerAuthenticationEventArgs)

Public Class LdapSSLServerAuthenticationEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property CertEncoded As String
Public ReadOnly Property CertEncodedB As Byte() Public ReadOnly Property CertSubject As String Public ReadOnly Property CertIssuer As String Public ReadOnly Property Status As String Public Property Accept As Boolean End Class

Remarks

This event is where the client can decide whether to continue with the connection process or not. The Accept parameter is a recommendation on whether to continue or close the connection. This is just a suggestion: application software must use its own logic to determine whether to continue or not.

When Accept is False, Status shows why the verification failed (otherwise, Status contains the string "OK"). If it is decided to continue, you can override and accept the certificate by setting the Accept parameter to True.

SSLStatus Event (LDAP Component)

Shows the progress of the secure connection.

Syntax

public event OnSSLStatusHandler OnSSLStatus;

public delegate void OnSSLStatusHandler(object sender, LdapSSLStatusEventArgs e);

public class LdapSSLStatusEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string Message { get; }

}
Public Event OnSSLStatus As OnSSLStatusHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnSSLStatusHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapSSLStatusEventArgs)

Public Class LdapSSLStatusEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Message As String

End Class

Remarks

The event is fired for informational and logging purposes only. Used to track the progress of the connection.

UserList Event (LDAP Component)

Fired once for each user entry returned.

Syntax

public event OnUserListHandler OnUserList;

public delegate void OnUserListHandler(object sender, LdapUserListEventArgs e);

public class LdapUserListEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string name { get; }

  public string description { get; }

  public string lastLogon { get; }

  public string memberOf { get; }

  public string dn { get; }

}
Public Event OnUserList As OnUserListHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnUserListHandler(sender As Object, e As LdapUserListEventArgs)

Public Class LdapUserListEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property name As String

  Public ReadOnly Property description As String

  Public ReadOnly Property lastLogon As String

  Public ReadOnly Property memberOf As String

  Public ReadOnly Property dn As String

End Class

Remarks

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

Certificate Type

This is the digital certificate being used.

Remarks

This type describes the current digital certificate. The certificate may be a public or private key. The fields are used to identify or select certificates.

Fields

EffectiveDate
String

This is the date on which this certificate becomes valid. Before this date, it is not valid. The following example illustrates the format of an encoded date:

23-Jan-2000 15:00:00.

Encoded
String

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded). This field is used to assign a specific certificate. The Store and Subject fields also may be used to specify a certificate.

When Encoded is set, a search is initiated in the current Store for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, Subject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, Subject is set to an empty string.

EncodedB
Byte []

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded). This field is used to assign a specific certificate. The Store and Subject fields also may be used to specify a certificate.

When Encoded is set, a search is initiated in the current Store for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, Subject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, Subject is set to an empty string.

ExpirationDate
String

This is the date the certificate expires. After this date, the certificate will no longer be valid. The following example illustrates the format of an encoded date:

23-Jan-2001 15:00:00.

ExtendedKeyUsage
String

This is a comma-delimited list of extended key usage identifiers. These are the same as ASN.1 object identifiers (OIDs).

Fingerprint
String

This is the hex-encoded, 16-byte MD5 fingerprint of the certificate.

The following example illustrates the format: bc:2a:72:af:fe:58:17:43:7a:5f:ba:5a:7c:90:f7:02

FingerprintSHA1
String

This is the hex-encoded, 20-byte SHA-1 fingerprint of the certificate.

The following example illustrates the format: 30:7b:fa:38:65:83:ff:da:b4:4e:07:3f:17:b8:a4:ed:80:be:ff:84

FingerprintSHA256
String

This is the hex-encoded, 32-byte SHA-256 fingerprint of the certificate.

The following example illustrates the format: 6a:80:5c:33:a9:43:ea:b0:96:12:8a:64:96:30:ef:4a:8a:96:86:ce:f4:c7:be:10:24:8e:2b:60:9e:f3:59:53

Issuer
String

This is the issuer of the certificate. This field contains a string representation of the name of the issuing authority for the certificate.

PrivateKey
String

This is the private key of the certificate (if available). The key is provided as PEM/Base64-encoded data.

Note: The PrivateKey may be available but not exportable. In this case, PrivateKey returns an empty string.

PrivateKeyAvailable
Boolean

This field shows whether a PrivateKey is available for the selected certificate. If PrivateKeyAvailable is True, the certificate may be used for authentication purposes (e.g., server authentication).

PrivateKeyContainer
String

This is the name of the PrivateKey container for the certificate (if available). This functionality is available only on Windows platforms.

PublicKey
String

This is the public key of the certificate. The key is provided as PEM/Base64-encoded data.

PublicKeyAlgorithm
String

This field contains the textual description of the certificate's public key algorithm. The property contains either the name of the algorithm (e.g., "RSA" or "RSA_DH") or an object identifier (OID) string representing the algorithm.

PublicKeyLength
Integer

This is the length of the certificate's public key (in bits). Common values are 512, 1024, and 2048.

SerialNumber
String

This is the serial number of the certificate encoded as a string. The number is encoded as a series of hexadecimal digits, with each pair representing a byte of the serial number.

SignatureAlgorithm
String

The field contains the text description of the certificate's signature algorithm. The property contains either the name of the algorithm (e.g., "RSA" or "RSA_MD5RSA") or an object identifier (OID) string representing the algorithm.

Store
String

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

The StoreType field denotes the type of the certificate store specified by Store. If the store is password protected, specify the password in StorePassword.

Store is used in conjunction with the Subject field to specify client certificates. If Store has a value, and Subject or Encoded is set, a search for a certificate is initiated. Please see the Subject field for details.

Designations of certificate stores are platform-dependent.

The following are designations of the most common User and Machine certificate stores in Windows:

MYA certificate store holding personal certificates with their associated private keys.
CACertifying authority certificates.
ROOTRoot certificates.

When the certificate store type is PFXFile, this property must be set to the name of the file. When the type is PFXBlob, the property must be set to the binary contents of a PFX file (i.e. PKCS12 certificate store).

StoreB
Byte []

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

The StoreType field denotes the type of the certificate store specified by Store. If the store is password protected, specify the password in StorePassword.

Store is used in conjunction with the Subject field to specify client certificates. If Store has a value, and Subject or Encoded is set, a search for a certificate is initiated. Please see the Subject field for details.

Designations of certificate stores are platform-dependent.

The following are designations of the most common User and Machine certificate stores in Windows:

MYA certificate store holding personal certificates with their associated private keys.
CACertifying authority certificates.
ROOTRoot certificates.

When the certificate store type is PFXFile, this property must be set to the name of the file. When the type is PFXBlob, the property must be set to the binary contents of a PFX file (i.e. PKCS12 certificate store).

StorePassword
String

If the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.

StoreType
CertStoreTypes

This is the type of certificate store for this certificate.

The component supports both public and private keys in a variety of formats. When the cstAuto value is used the component will automatically determine the type. This field can take one of the following values:

0 (cstUser - default)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a certificate store owned by the current user. Note: this store type is not available in Java.
1 (cstMachine)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a machine store. Note: this store type is not available in Java.
2 (cstPFXFile)The certificate store is the name of a PFX (PKCS12) file containing certificates.
3 (cstPFXBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in PFX (PKCS12) format.
4 (cstJKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a Java Key Store (JKS) file containing certificates. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
5 (cstJKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in Java Key Store (JKS) format. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
6 (cstPEMKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a PEM-encoded file that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
7 (cstPEMKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
8 (cstPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
9 (cstPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
10 (cstSSHPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains an SSH-style public key.
11 (cstP7BFile)The certificate store is the name of a PKCS7 file containing certificates.
12 (cstP7BBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) representing a certificate store in PKCS7 format.
13 (cstSSHPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains an SSH-style public key.
14 (cstPPKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
15 (cstPPKBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
16 (cstXMLFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a certificate in XML format.
17 (cstXMLBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a certificate in XML format.
18 (cstJWKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
19 (cstJWKBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
20 (cstSecurityKey)The certificate is present on a physical security key accessible via a PKCS11 interface.

To use a security key the necessary data must first be collected using the CertMgr component. The ListStoreCertificates method may be called after setting CertStoreType to cstSecurityKey, CertStorePassword to the PIN, and CertStore to the full path of the PKCS11 dll. The certificate information returned in the CertList event's CertEncoded parameter may be saved for later use.

When using a certificate, pass the previously saved security key information as the Store and set StorePassword to the PIN.

Code Example: SSH Authentication with Security Key certmgr.CertStoreType = CertStoreTypes.cstSecurityKey; certmgr.OnCertList += (s, e) => { secKeyBlob = e.CertEncoded; }; certmgr.CertStore = @"C:\Program Files\OpenSC Project\OpenSC\pkcs11\opensc-pkcs11.dll"; certmgr.CertStorePassword = "123456"; //PIN certmgr.ListStoreCertificates(); sftp.SSHCert = new Certificate(CertStoreTypes.cstSecurityKey, secKeyBlob, "123456", "*"); sftp.SSHUser = "test"; sftp.SSHLogon("myhost", 22);

21 (cstBCFKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store). Note: this store type is only available in Java and .NET.
22 (cstBCFKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store) format. Note: this store type is only available in Java and .NET.
99 (cstAuto)The store type is automatically detected from the input data. This setting may be used with both public and private keys and can detect any of the supported formats automatically.

Subject
String

This is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.

This field will be populated with the full subject of the loaded certificate. When loading a certificate the subject is used to locate the certificate in the store.

If an exact match is not found, the store is searched for subjects containing the value of the property.

If a match is still not found, the property is set to an empty string, and no certificate is selected.

The special value "*" picks a random certificate in the certificate store.

The certificate subject is a comma separated list of distinguished name fields and values. For instance "CN=www.server.com, OU=test, C=US, E=support@nsoftware.com". Common fields and their meanings are displayed below.

FieldMeaning
CNCommon Name. This is commonly a host name like www.server.com.
OOrganization
OUOrganizational Unit
LLocality
SState
CCountry
EEmail Address

If a field value contains a comma it must be quoted.

SubjectAltNames
String

This field contains comma-separated lists of alternative subject names for the certificate.

ThumbprintMD5
String

This field contains the MD5 hash of the certificate. If the hash does not already exist, it is computed.

ThumbprintSHA1
String

This field contains the SHA-1 hash of the certificate. If the hash does not already exist, it is computed.

ThumbprintSHA256
String

This field contains the SHA-256 hash of the certificate. If the hash does not already exist, it is computed.

Usage
String

This field contains the text description of UsageFlags.

This value will be of one or more of the following strings and will be separated by commas:

  • Digital Signatures
  • Key Authentication
  • Key Encryption
  • Data Encryption
  • Key Agreement
  • Certificate Signing
  • Key Signing

If the provider is OpenSSL, the value is a comma-separated list of X.509 certificate extension names.

UsageFlags
Integer

This field contains the flags that show intended use for the certificate. The value of UsageFlags is a combination of the following flags:

0x80Digital Signatures
0x40Key Authentication
0x20Key Encryption
0x10Data Encryption
0x08Key Agreement
0x04Certificate Signing
0x02Key Signing

Please see the Usage field for a text representation of UsageFlags.

This functionality currently is not available when the provider is OpenSSL.

Version
String

This field contains the certificate's version number. The possible values are the strings "V1", "V2", and "V3".

Constructors

public Certificate();
Public Certificate()

Creates a Certificate instance whose properties can be set. This is useful for use with CERTMGR when generating new certificates.

public Certificate(string certificateFile);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertificateFile As String)

Opens CertificateFile and reads out the contents as an X509 public key.

public Certificate(byte[] certificateData);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertificateData As Byte())

Parses CertificateData as an X509 public key.

public Certificate(CertStoreTypes certStoreType, string store, string storePassword, string subject);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertStoreType As CertStoreTypes, ByVal Store As String, ByVal StorePassword As String, ByVal Subject As String)

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. Store is a file containing the certificate store. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the component will attempt to find the certificate identified by Subject . This can be either a complete or a substring match of the X509 certificate's subject Distinguished Name (DN).

public Certificate(CertStoreTypes certStoreType, string store, string storePassword, string subject, string configurationString);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertStoreType As CertStoreTypes, ByVal Store As String, ByVal StorePassword As String, ByVal Subject As String, ByVal ConfigurationString As String)

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. Store is a file containing the certificate store. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. ConfigurationString is a newline separated list of name-value pairs that may be used to modify the default behavior. Possible values include "PersistPFXKey", which shows whether or not the PFX key is persisted after performing operations with the private key. This correlates to the PKCS12_NO_PERSIST_KEY CyrptoAPI option. The default value is True (the key is persisted). "Thumbprint" - a MD5, SHA1, or SHA256 thumbprint of the certificate to load. When specified, this value is used to select the certificate in the store. This is applicable to cstUser, cstMachine, cstPublicKeyFile, and cstPFXFile store types. "UseInternalSecurityAPI" shows whether the platform (default) or the internal security API is used when performing certificate-related operations. After the store has been successfully opened, the component will attempt to find the certificate identified by Subject . This can be either a complete or a substring match of the X509 certificate's subject Distinguished Name (DN).

public Certificate(CertStoreTypes certStoreType, string store, string storePassword, byte[] encoded);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertStoreType As CertStoreTypes, ByVal Store As String, ByVal StorePassword As String, ByVal Encoded As Byte())

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. Store is a file containing the certificate store. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the component will load Encoded as an X509 certificate and search the opened store for a corresponding private key.

public Certificate(CertStoreTypes certStoreType, byte[] storeBlob, string storePassword, string subject);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertStoreType As CertStoreTypes, ByVal StoreBlob As Byte(), ByVal StorePassword As String, ByVal Subject As String)

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. StoreBlob is a string (binary- or base64-encoded) containing the certificate data. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the component will attempt to find the certificate identified by Subject . This can be either a complete or a substring match of the X509 certificate's subject Distinguished Name (DN).

public Certificate(CertStoreTypes certStoreType, byte[] storeBlob, string storePassword, string subject, string configurationString);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertStoreType As CertStoreTypes, ByVal StoreBlob As Byte(), ByVal StorePassword As String, ByVal Subject As String, ByVal ConfigurationString As String)

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. StoreBlob is a string (binary- or base64-encoded) containing the certificate data. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the component will attempt to find the certificate identified by Subject . This can be either a complete or a substring match of the X509 certificate's subject Distinguished Name (DN).

public Certificate(CertStoreTypes certStoreType, byte[] storeBlob, string storePassword, byte[] encoded);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertStoreType As CertStoreTypes, ByVal StoreBlob As Byte(), ByVal StorePassword As String, ByVal Encoded As Byte())

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. Store is a string (binary- or base64-encoded) containing the certificate store. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the component will load Encoded as an X509 certificate and search the opened store for a corresponding private key.

Firewall Type

The firewall the component will connect through.

Remarks

When connecting through a firewall, this type is used to specify different properties of the firewall such as the firewall Host and the FirewallType.

Fields

AutoDetect
Boolean

This field tells the component whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.

FirewallType
FirewallTypes

This field determines the type of firewall to connect through. The applicable values are the following:

fwNone (0)No firewall (default setting).
fwTunnel (1)Connect through a tunneling proxy. Port is set to 80.
fwSOCKS4 (2)Connect through a SOCKS4 Proxy. Port is set to 1080.
fwSOCKS5 (3)Connect through a SOCKS5 Proxy. Port is set to 1080.
fwSOCKS4A (10)Connect through a SOCKS4A Proxy. Port is set to 1080.

Host
String

This field contains the name or IP address of firewall (optional). If a Host is given, the requested connections will be authenticated through the specified firewall when connecting.

If this field is set to a Domain Name, a DNS request is initiated. Upon successful termination of the request, this field is set to the corresponding address. If the search is not successful, the component throws an exception.

Password
String

This field contains a password if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall. If Host is specified, the User and Password fields are used to connect and authenticate to the given firewall. If the authentication fails, the component throws an exception.

Port
Integer

This field contains the TCP port for the firewall Host. See the description of the Host field for details.

Note that this field is set automatically when FirewallType is set to a valid value. See the description of the FirewallType field for details.

User
String

This field contains a user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall. If the Host is specified, this field and Password fields are used to connect and authenticate to the given Firewall. If the authentication fails, the component throws an exception.

Constructors

public Firewall();
Public Firewall()

LDAPAttribute Type

An attribute for the current entry.

Remarks

This type describes an attribute for the current LDAP entry. The ModOp field is only used in Modify operations.

Fields

AttributeType
String

Attribute type for the current entry.

If the value of AttributeType is an empty string, then Value that contains the corresponding value is part of a set of values, and the attribute type for the set is specified in the previous attribute of the collection with a non-empty AttributeType.

ModOp
LDAPAttributeModOps

An operation to apply on attributes during an LDAP modify operation.

Possible values include:

amoAdd (0)amoAdd will add the specified value to the given attribute, creating the attribute if it does not already exist.
amoDelete (1)amoDelete will delete the specified value from the given attribute. If all or none of the values are specified for the value, the entire attribute will be deleted; otherwise only the specific value(s) listed will be removed.
amoReplace (2)amoReplace will replace all existing values of the given attribute with the new values specified.

Value
String

Attribute value for the current entry.

If the value is part of a set of values, the AttributeType that contains the corresponding attribute type is an empty string, and the attribute type for the set is specified in the previous attribute of the collection with a non-empty AttributeType.

ValueB
Byte []

Attribute value for the current entry.

If the value is part of a set of values, the AttributeType that contains the corresponding attribute type is an empty string, and the attribute type for the set is specified in the previous attribute of the collection with a non-empty AttributeType.

Constructors

public LDAPAttribute();
Public LDAPAttribute()
public LDAPAttribute(string attributeType);
Public LDAPAttribute(ByVal AttributeType As String)
public LDAPAttribute(string attributeType, string value);
Public LDAPAttribute(ByVal AttributeType As String, ByVal Value As String)
public LDAPAttribute(string attributeType, string value, LDAPAttributeModOps LDAPAttributeModOp);
Public LDAPAttribute(ByVal AttributeType As String, ByVal Value As String, ByVal LDAPAttributeModOp As LDAPAttributeModOps)

LDAPReference Type

A reference returned from the server.

Remarks

This type describes an LDAP Reference, which may be queried inside the SearchResult, SearchResultReference, Result, or SearchComplete events.

When inside a SearchResult or SearchResultReference event, References will be a search result reference (aka continuation reference), in which case they represent URLs to contact to continue the search.

When inside a Result or SearchComplete event, a Reference will be a regular referral in which case it represents the URL to contact in order to complete the requested operation.

Fields

URL
String

The url of the LDAP reference. If inside a SearchResult or SearchResultReference event, it represents a URL to contact to continue the search. If inside the Result event or SearchComplete event it represents the URL to contact in order to complete the requested operation.

Constructors

public LDAPReference();
Public LDAPReference()

Configuration Settings (LDAP Component)

The component 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 component, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

LDAP Configuration Settings

DomainController:   Returns the name of the domain controller.

This setting may be queried to return the name of the default domain controller in Active Directory domains.

Note: This functionality is only available in Windows.

Note: This functionality is not available in Java.

FriendlyGUID:   Whether to return GUID attribute values in a human readable format.

When inspecting object attributes this setting determines whether GUID attributes such as "objectGUID" are returned as binary objects or converted into a human readable string such as "708d9374-d64a-49b2-97ea-489ddc717703". When set to True a friendly string value is returned. When set to False (default) a binary object is returned.

FriendlySID:   Whether to return SID attribute values in a human readable format.

When inspecting object attributes this setting determines whether SID attributes such as "objectSid" are returned as binary objects or converted into a human readable string such as "S-1-5-21-4272240814-246508344-1325542772-12464". When set to True a friendly string value is returned. When set to False (default) a binary object is returned.

MaxAttributes:   Instructs component to save the amount of attributes specified that are returned by the server.

This config should be set when populating the Attributes collection as a result of an LDAP search. This value represents the number of LDAP attributes that are to be saved in the collection.

To save all items to the collection, set this config to -1. If no items are wanted, set this to 0, which will not save any to the collection. The default for this config is -1, so all items will be included in the collection.

You may still add to the Attributes collection when this config is set. This config only specifies a max for returned attributes.

RequestControls:   Controls to include in the request.

This setting may be used to specify LDAP controls in the request. The expected format is a space separated sequence of OIDs and hex encoded values. For instance a single control with a value of 04 may be sent like: ldap.Config("RequestControls=1.2.826.0.1.3344810.2.3 04"); To send a control without a value specify only the OID. For instance: ldap.Config("RequestControls=1.3.6.1.4.1.42.2.27.8.5.1");

ResponseControls:   Controls present in the response.

This setting holds the LDAP controls returned in the response (if any). The format is a space separated sequence of OIDs and hex encoded values. For instance: Log(ldap.Config("ResponseControls")); May output something like: 1.2.826.0.1.3344810.2.3 04

UseDefaultDC:   Whether to connect to the default Domain Controller when calling Bind.

If this setting is set to True ServerName does not need to be set before calling Bind in Active Directory domains. When True the component will query the system for the default Domain Controller and attempt to establish a connection with that server.

Note: This functionality is only available in Windows.

Note: This functionality is not available in Java.

IPPort Configuration Settings

CloseStreamAfterTransfer:   If true, the component will close the upload or download stream after the transfer.

This setting determines whether the input or output stream is closed after the transfer completes. When set to True (default), all streams will be closed after a transfer is completed. In order to keep streams open after the transfer of data, set this to False. the default value is True.

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 component will use Timeout for establishing a connection and transmitting/receiving data.

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

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

FirewallListener:   If true, the component binds to a SOCKS firewall as a server (IPPort only).

This entry is for IPPort only and does not work for other components that descend from IPPort.

If this entry is set, the component acts as a server. RemoteHost and RemotePort are used to tell the SOCKS firewall in which address and port to listen to. The firewall rules may ignore RemoteHost, and it is recommended that RemoteHost be set to empty string in this case.

RemotePort is the port in which the firewall will listen to. If set to 0, the firewall will select a random port. The binding (address and port) is provided through the ConnectionStatus event.

The connection to the firewall is made by calling the Connect method.

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 component throws an exception.

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

FirewallPort:   The TCP port for the FirewallHost;.

Note that the FirewallPort is set automatically when FirewallType is set to a valid value.

NOTE: This setting is provided for use by components 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 components 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 component throws an exception.

NOTE: This setting is provided for use by components 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 acknowledgement is received from the remote host the keep-alive packet will be re-sent. This 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 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), there are two scenarios for determining how long the connection will linger. The first, if LingerTime is 0 (default), the system will attempt to send pending data for a connection until the default IP protocol timeout expires.

In the second scenario, 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 component returns control immediately, the system could hold system resources until all pending data is 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 (by a client acknowledgment, for example), 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, to leave the socket connection linger. This value is 0 by default, which means it will use the default IP protocol 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 component initiate connections (or accept in the case of server components) only through that interface.

If the component 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 component binds.

This must be set before a connection is attempted. It instructs the component 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 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 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 component will use IPv4 exclusively. When set to 1, the component will use IPv6 exclusively. To instruct the component 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

UseNTLMv2:   Whether to use NTLM V2.

When authenticating with NTLM this setting specifies whether NTLM V2 is used. By default this value is False and NTLM V1 will be used. Set this to True to use NTLM V2.

SSL Configuration Settings

CACertFilePaths:   The paths to CA certificate files when using Mono on Unix/Linux.

This setting specifies the paths on disk to CA certificate files when using Mono on Unix/Linux. It is not applicable in any other circumstances.

The value is formatted as a list of paths separated by semicolons. The component will check for the existence of each file in the order specified. When a file is found the CA certificates within the file will be loaded and used to determine the validity of server certificates.

The default value is:

/etc/ssl/ca-bundle.pem;/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt;/etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt;/etc/pki/tls/cacert.pem

LogSSLPackets:   Controls whether SSL packets are logged when using the internal security API.

When the UseInternalSecurityAPI configuration setting is True, this setting controls whether SSL packets should be logged. By default, this setting is False, as it is only useful for debugging purposes.

When enabled, SSL packet logs are output using the SSLStatus event, which will fire each time an SSL packet is sent or received.

Enabling this setting has no effect if UseInternalSecurityAPI is False.

ReuseSSLSession:   Determines if the SSL session is reused.

If set to true, the component will reuse the context if and only if the following criteria are met:

  • The target host name is the same.
  • The system cache entry has not expired (default timeout is 10 hours).
  • The application process that calls the function is the same.
  • The logon session is the same.
  • The instance of the component is the same.

SSLCACerts:   A newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL client authentication.

This setting specifies one or more CA certificates to be included in the request when performing SSL client authentication. Some servers require the entire chain, including CA certificates, to be presented when performing SSL client authentication. The value of this setting is a newline (CrLf) separated list of certificates. For instance:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEKzCCAxOgAwIBAgIRANTET4LIkxdH6P+CFIiHvTowDQYJKoZIhvcNAQELBQAw
...
eWHV5OW1K53o/atv59sOiW5K3crjFhsBOd5Q+cJJnU+SWinPKtANXMht+EDvYY2w
F0I1XhM+pKj7FjDr+XNj
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
\r \n
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEFjCCAv6gAwIBAgIQetu1SMxpnENAnnOz1P+PtTANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFADBp
..
d8q23djXZbVYiIfE9ebr4g3152BlVCHZ2GyPdjhIuLeH21VbT/dyEHHA
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

SSLCheckCRL:   Whether to check the Certificate Revocation List for the server certificate.

This setting specifies whether the component will check the Certificate Revocation List specified by the server certificate. If set to true the component will first obtain the list of CRL URLs from the server certificate's CRL distribution points extension. The component will then make HTTP requests to each CRL endpoint to check the validity of the server's certificate. If the certificate has been revoked or any other issues are found during validation the component throws an exception.

When set to false (default) the CRL check will not be performed by the component.

SSLCipherStrength:   The minimum cipher strength used for bulk encryption.

This minimum cipher strength largely dependent on the security modules installed on the system. If the cipher strength specified is not supported, an error will be returned when connections are initiated.

Please note that this setting contains the minimum cipher strength requested from the security library. The actual cipher strength used for the connection is shown by the SSLStatus event.

Use this setting with caution. Requesting a lower cipher strength than necessary could potentially cause serious security vulnerabilities in your application.

When the provider is OpenSSL, SSLCipherStrength is currently not supported. This functionality is instead made available through the OpenSSLCipherList config setting.

SSLEnabledCipherSuites:   The cipher suite to be used in an SSL negotiation.

The enabled cipher suites to be used in SSL negotiation.

By default, the enabled cipher suites will include all available ciphers ("*").

The special value "*" means that the component will pick all of the supported cipher suites. If SSLEnabledCipherSuites is set to any other value, only the specified cipher suites will be considered.

Multiple cipher suites are separated by semicolons.

Example values when UseInternalSecurityAPI is False (default): obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=*"); obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=CALG_AES_256"); obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=CALG_AES_256;CALG_3DES"); Possible values when UseInternalSecurityAPI is False (default) include:

  • CALG_3DES
  • CALG_3DES_112
  • CALG_AES
  • CALG_AES_128
  • CALG_AES_192
  • CALG_AES_256
  • CALG_AGREEDKEY_ANY
  • CALG_CYLINK_MEK
  • CALG_DES
  • CALG_DESX
  • CALG_DH_EPHEM
  • CALG_DH_SF
  • CALG_DSS_SIGN
  • CALG_ECDH
  • CALG_ECDH_EPHEM
  • CALG_ECDSA
  • CALG_ECMQV
  • CALG_HASH_REPLACE_OWF
  • CALG_HUGHES_MD5
  • CALG_HMAC
  • CALG_KEA_KEYX
  • CALG_MAC
  • CALG_MD2
  • CALG_MD4
  • CALG_MD5
  • CALG_NO_SIGN
  • CALG_OID_INFO_CNG_ONLY
  • CALG_OID_INFO_PARAMETERS
  • CALG_PCT1_MASTER
  • CALG_RC2
  • CALG_RC4
  • CALG_RC5
  • CALG_RSA_KEYX
  • CALG_RSA_SIGN
  • CALG_SCHANNEL_ENC_KEY
  • CALG_SCHANNEL_MAC_KEY
  • CALG_SCHANNEL_MASTER_HASH
  • CALG_SEAL
  • CALG_SHA
  • CALG_SHA1
  • CALG_SHA_256
  • CALG_SHA_384
  • CALG_SHA_512
  • CALG_SKIPJACK
  • CALG_SSL2_MASTER
  • CALG_SSL3_MASTER
  • CALG_SSL3_SHAMD5
  • CALG_TEK
  • CALG_TLS1_MASTER
  • CALG_TLS1PRF
Example values when UseInternalSecurityAPI is True: obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=*"); obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA"); obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA;TLS_DH_ANON_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA"); Possible values when UseInternalSecurityAPI is True include:
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DH_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_DH_DSS_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DH_DSS_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_MD5
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA

When TLS 1.3 is negotiated (see SSLEnabledProtocols) only the following cipher suites are supported:

  • TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256
  • TLS_AES_128_GCM_SHA256

SSLEnabledCipherSuites is used together with SSLCipherStrength.

SSLEnabledProtocols:   Used to enable/disable the supported security protocols.

Used to enable/disable the supported security protocols.

Not all supported protocols are enabled by default (the value of this setting is 4032). If you want more granular control over the enabled protocols, you can set this property to the binary 'OR' of one or more of the following values:

TLS1.312288 (Hex 3000)
TLS1.23072 (Hex C00) (Default)
TLS1.1768 (Hex 300) (Default)
TLS1 192 (Hex C0) (Default)
SSL3 48 (Hex 30)
SSL2 12 (Hex 0C)

When the provider is OpenSSL, SSLCipherStrength is currently not supported. This functionality is instead made available through the OpenSSLCipherList setting.

Note: TLS 1.1 and TLS1.2 support are only available starting with Windows 7.

Note: Enabling TLS 1.3 will automatically set UseInternalSecurityAPI to True.

SSLEnableRenegotiation:   Whether the renegotiation_info SSL extension is supported.

This setting specifies whether the renegotiation_info SSL extension will be used in the request when using the internal security API. This setting is true by default, but can be set to false to disable the extension.

This setting is only applicable when UseInternalSecurityAPI is set to true.

SSLIncludeCertChain:   Whether the entire certificate chain is included in the SSLServerAuthentication event.

This setting specifies whether the Encoded parameter of the SSLServerAuthentication event contains the full certificate chain. By default this value is False and only the leaf certificate will be present in the Encoded parameter of the SSLServerAuthentication event.

If set to True all certificates returned by the server will be present in the Encoded parameter of the SSLServerAuthentication event. This includes the leaf certificate, any intermediate certificate, and the root certificate.

Note: When UseInternalSecurityAPI is set to True this value is automatically set to True. This is needed for proper validation when using the internal provider.

SSLKeyLogFile:   The location of a file where per-session secrets are written for debugging purposes.

This setting optionally specifies the full path to a file on disk where per-session secrets are stored for debugging purposes.

When set, the component will save the session secrets in the same format as the SSLKEYLOGFILE environment variable functionality used by most major browsers and tools such as Chrome, Firefox, and cURL. This file can then be used in tools such as Wireshark to decrypt TLS traffice for debugging purposes. When writing to this file the component will only append, it will not overwrite previous values.

Note: This setting is only applicable when UseInternalSecurityAPI is set to True.

SSLNegotiatedCipher:   Returns the negotiated ciphersuite.

Returns the ciphersuite negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g. IPDaemon) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedCipher[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedCipherStrength:   Returns the negotiated ciphersuite strength.

Returns the strength of the ciphersuite negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g. IPDaemon) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedCipherStrength[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedCipherSuite:   Returns the negotiated ciphersuite.

Returns the ciphersuite negotiated during the SSL handshake represented as a single string.

Note: For server components (e.g. IPDaemon) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedCipherSuite[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedKeyExchange:   Returns the negotiated key exchange algorithm.

Returns the key exchange algorithm negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g. IPDaemon) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedKeyExchange[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeStrength:   Returns the negotiated key exchange algorithm strength.

Returns the strenghth of the key exchange algorithm negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g. IPDaemon) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeStrength[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedProtocol:   Returns the negotiated protocol version.

Returns the protocol version negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g. IPDaemon) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedProtocol[connId]");

SSLProvider:   The name of the security provider to use.

Change this setting to use security providers other than the system default.

Use this setting with caution. Disabling SSL security or pointing to the wrong provider could potentially cause serious security vulnerabilities in your application.

The special value "*" (default) picks the default SSL provider defined in the system.

The special value "Internal" picks the internal SSL implementation. This does not rely on any system libraries. This is equivalent to setting UseInternalSecurityAPI to True.

Note: On Windows systems, the default SSL Provider is "Microsoft Unified Security Protocol Provider" and cannot be changed except to a value of "Internal".

SSLSecurityFlags:   Flags that control certificate verification.

The following flags are defined (specified in hexadecimal notation). They can be or-ed together to exclude multiple conditions:

0x00000001Ignore time validity status of certificate.
0x00000002Ignore time validity status of CTL.
0x00000004Ignore non-nested certificate times.
0x00000010Allow unknown Certificate Authority.
0x00000020Ignore wrong certificate usage.
0x00000100Ignore unknown certificate revocation status.
0x00000200Ignore unknown CTL signer revocation status.
0x00000400Ignore unknown Certificate Authority revocation status.
0x00000800Ignore unknown Root revocation status.
0x00008000Allow test Root certificate.
0x00004000Trust test Root certificate.
0x80000000Ignore non-matching CN (certificate CN not-matching server name).

This functionality is currently not available in Java or when the provider is OpenSSL.

SSLServerCACerts:   A newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL server certificate validation.

This setting optionally specifies one or more CA certificates to be used when verifying the server certificate. When verifying the server's certificate the certificates trusted by the system will be used as part of the verification process. If the server's CA certificates are not installed to the trusted system store, they may be specified here so they are included when performing the verification process. This setting should only be set if the server's CA certificates are not already trusted on the system and cannot be installed to the trusted system store.

The value of this setting is a newline (CrLf) separated list of certificates. For instance:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEKzCCAxOgAwIBAgIRANTET4LIkxdH6P+CFIiHvTowDQYJKoZIhvcNAQELBQAw
...
eWHV5OW1K53o/atv59sOiW5K3crjFhsBOd5Q+cJJnU+SWinPKtANXMht+EDvYY2w
F0I1XhM+pKj7FjDr+XNj
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
\r \n
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEFjCCAv6gAwIBAgIQetu1SMxpnENAnnOz1P+PtTANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFADBp
..
d8q23djXZbVYiIfE9ebr4g3152BlVCHZ2GyPdjhIuLeH21VbT/dyEHHA
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

TLS12SignatureAlgorithms:   Defines the allowed TLS 1.2 signature algorithms when UseInternalSecurityAPI is True.

This setting specifies the allowed server certificate signature algorithms when UseInternalSecurityAPI is True and SSLEnabledProtocols is set to allow TLS 1.2.

When specified the component will verify that the server certificate signature algorithm is among the values specified in this setting. If the server certificate signature algorithm is unsupported the component throws an exception.

The format of this value is a comma separated list of hash-signature combinations. For instance: IPPort.Config("UseInternalSecurityAPI=true"); IPPort.Config("SSLEnabledProtocols=3072"); //TLS 1.2 IPPort.Config("TLS12SignatureAlgorithms=sha256-rsa,sha256-dsa,sha1-rsa,sha1-dsa"); The default value for this setting is sha512-ecdsa,sha512-rsa,sha512-dsa,sha384-ecdsa,sha384-rsa,sha384-dsa,sha256-ecdsa,sha256-rsa,sha256-dsa,sha224-ecdsa,sha224-rsa,sha224-dsa,sha1-ecdsa,sha1-rsa,sha1-dsa.

In order to not restrict the server's certificate signature algorithm, specify an empty string as the value for this setting, which will cause the signature_algorithms TLS 1.2 extension to not be sent.

TLS12SupportedGroups:   The supported groups for ECC.

This setting specifies a comma separated list of named groups used in TLS 1.2 for ECC.

The default value is ecdhe_secp256r1,ecdhe_secp384r1,ecdhe_secp521r1.

When using TLS 1.2 and UseInternalSecurityAPI is set to True, the values refer to the supported groups for ECC. The following values are supported:

  • "ecdhe_secp256r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp384r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp521r1" (default)

TLS13KeyShareGroups:   The groups for which to pregenerate key shares.

This setting specifies a comma separated list of named groups used in TLS 1.3 for key exchange. The groups specified here will have key share data pregenerated locally before establishing a connection. This can prevent an additional round trip during the handshake if the group is supported by the server.

The default value is set to balance common supported groups and the computational resources required to generate key shares. As a result only some groups are included by default in this setting.

Note: All supported groups can always be used during the handshake even if not listed here, but if a group is used which is not present in this list it will incur an additional round trip and time to generate the key share for that group.

In most cases this setting does not need to be modified. This should only be modified if there is a specific reason to do so.

The default value is ecdhe_x25519,ecdhe_secp256r1,ecdhe_secp384r1,ffdhe_2048,ffdhe_3072

The values are ordered from most preferred to least preferred. The following values are supported:

  • "ecdhe_x25519" (default)
  • "ecdhe_x448"
  • "ecdhe_secp256r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp384r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp521r1"
  • "ffdhe_2048" (default)
  • "ffdhe_3072" (default)
  • "ffdhe_4096"
  • "ffdhe_6144"
  • "ffdhe_8192"

TLS13Provider:   The TLS 1.3 implementation to be used.

This setting specifies the TLS 1.3 implementation which will be used when TLS 1.3 is enabled via SSLEnabledProtocols. Possible values are:

  • 0 (Internal - Default)
  • 1 (Platform)

The platform provider is only supported on Windows 11 / Windows Server 2022 and up. The default internal provider is available on all platforms and is not restricted to any specific OS version.

If set to 1 (Platform provider) please be aware of the following notes:

  • The platform provider is only available on Windows 11 / Windows Server 2022 and up.
  • SSLEnabledCipherSuites and other similar SSL configuration settings are not supported.
  • If SSLEnabledProtocols includes both TLS 1.3 and TLS 1.2 the above restrictions are still applicable even if TLS 1.2 is negotiated. Enabling TLS 1.3 with the platform provider changes the implementation used for all TLS versions.

TLS13SignatureAlgorithms:   The allowed certificate signature algorithms.

This setting holds a comma separated list of allowed signature algorithms. Possible values are:

  • "ed25519" (default)
  • "ed448" (default)
  • "ecdsa_secp256r1_sha256" (default)
  • "ecdsa_secp384r1_sha384" (default)
  • "ecdsa_secp521r1_sha512" (default)
  • "rsa_pkcs1_sha256" (default)
  • "rsa_pkcs1_sha384" (default)
  • "rsa_pkcs1_sha512" (default)
  • "rsa_pss_sha256" (default)
  • "rsa_pss_sha384" (default)
  • "rsa_pss_sha512" (default)
The default value is rsa_pss_sha256,rsa_pss_sha384,rsa_pss_sha512,rsa_pkcs1_sha256,rsa_pkcs1_sha384,rsa_pkcs1_sha512,ecdsa_secp256r1_sha256,ecdsa_secp384r1_sha384,ecdsa_secp521r1_sha512,ed25519,ed448. This setting is only applicable when SSLEnabledProtocols includes TLS 1.3.
TLS13SupportedGroups:   The supported groups for (EC)DHE key exchange.

This setting specifies a comma separated list of named groups used in TLS 1.3 for key exchange. This setting should only be modified if there is a specific reason to do so.

The default value is ecdhe_x25519,ecdhe_x448,ecdhe_secp256r1,ecdhe_secp384r1,ecdhe_secp521r1,ffdhe_2048,ffdhe_3072,ffdhe_4096,ffdhe_6144,ffdhe_8192

The values are ordered from most preferred to least preferred. The following values are supported:

  • "ecdhe_x25519" (default)
  • "ecdhe_x448" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp256r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp384r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp521r1" (default)
  • "ffdhe_2048" (default)
  • "ffdhe_3072" (default)
  • "ffdhe_4096" (default)
  • "ffdhe_6144" (default)
  • "ffdhe_8192" (default)

Socket Configuration 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 component 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 component is activated the OutBufferSize reverts to its defined size. The same happens if you attempt to make it too large or too small.

Base Configuration Settings

BuildInfo:   Information about the product's build.

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

GUIAvailable:   Tells the component whether or not a message loop is available for processing events.

In a GUI-based application, long-running blocking operations may cause the application to stop responding to input until the operation returns. The component will attempt to discover whether or not the application has a message loop and, if one is discovered, it will process events in that message loop during any such blocking operation.

In some non-GUI applications, an invalid message loop may be discovered that will result in errant behavior. In these cases, setting GUIAvailable to false will ensure that the component does not attempt to process external events.

LicenseInfo:   Information about the current license.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the license this instance of a component 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).
UseInternalSecurityAPI:   Tells the component whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

By default the component will use the system security libraries to perform cryptographic functions. When set to False calls to unmanaged code will be made. In certain environments this is not desirable. To use a completely managed security implementation set this setting to True. Setting this to True tells the component to use the internal implementation instead of using the system's security API.

Note: This setting is static. The value set is applicable to all components used in the application.

When this value is set the product's system DLL is no longer required as a reference, as all unmanaged code is stored in that file.

Trappable Errors (LDAP Component)

LDAP Errors

118   Firewall Error. Error message contains detailed description.
301   Index out of range.
331   Bad attribute index.
334   Busy executing current method.
335   Error in search filter.
336   Protocol error.

The component may also return one of the following error codes, which are inherited from other components.

IPPort Errors

100   You cannot change the RemotePort at this time. A connection is in progress.
101   You cannot change the RemoteHost (Server) at this time. A connection is in progress.
102   The RemoteHost address is invalid (0.0.0.0).
104   Already connected. If you want to reconnect, close the current connection first.
106   You cannot change the LocalPort at this time. A connection is in progress.
107   You cannot change the LocalHost at this time. A connection is in progress.
112   You cannot change MaxLineLength at this time. A connection is in progress.
116   RemotePort cannot be zero. Please specify a valid service port number.
117   Cannot change UseConnection option while the component is Active.
135   Operation would block.
201   Timeout.
211   Action impossible in control's present state.
212   Action impossible while not connected.
213   Action impossible while listening.
301   Timeout.
303   Could not open file.
434   Unable to convert string to selected CodePage
1105   Already connecting. If you want to reconnect, close the current connection first.
1117   You need to connect first.
1119   You cannot change the LocalHost at this time. A connection is in progress.
1120   Connection dropped by remote host.

SSL Errors

270   Cannot load specified security library.
271   Cannot open certificate store.
272   Cannot find specified certificate.
273   Cannot acquire security credentials.
274   Cannot find certificate chain.
275   Cannot verify certificate chain.
276   Error during handshake.
280   Error verifying certificate.
281   Could not find client certificate.
282   Could not find server certificate.
283   Error encrypting data.
284   Error decrypting data.

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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