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Manage LDAP Objects in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for LDAP.

The CData JDBC Driver for LDAP seamlessly integrates LDAP objects into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access LDAP objects as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for LDAP in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate LDAP Objects into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register LDAP objects as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    To establish a connection, the following properties under the Authentication section must be provided:

    • Valid User and Password credentials (e.g., Domain\BobF or cn=Bob F,ou=Employees,dc=Domain).
    • Server information, including the IP or host name of the Server, as well as the Port.
    • BaseDN: This will limit the scope of LDAP searches to the height of the distinguished name provided.

      Note: Specifying a narrow BaseDN may greatly increase performance; for example, cn=users,dc=domain will only return results contained within cn=users and its children.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the LDAP JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.ldap.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:ldap:User=Domain\BobF;Password=bob123456;Server=10.0.1.1;Port=389;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to LDAP objects. LDAP entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with LDAP objects as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the LDAP API.