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Connect to LDAP Objects in IntelliJ

Integrate connectivity to LDAP objects with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for LDAP enables you to access LDAP as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to LDAP objects in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for LDAP

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to LDAP objects.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.ldap.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.ldap.LDAPDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:ldap: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      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.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:ldap:User=Domain\BobF;Password=bob123456;Server=10.0.1.1;Port=389;

Edit and Save LDAP Objects

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor. You can also modify records in the Table Editor.