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  • Referrals and PageResultsRequestControl in Active Directory

    We are trying to integrate with an Active Directory server and pull in users from the ldap server into our database.


    What I would like to ideally do is, use the PageResultsRequestControl object and start searching the users from the base DN (the root dn of the ldap server.)

    I would like to obtain results in increments of 100.

    I use spring-ldap 1.2.1 and the ldapTemplate for looking up the users.

    I use the method ldapTemplate.search(String name, String filter,SearchControls, ContextMapper, DirContextProcessor).

    Now here is the issue, when I start searching from the base dn, if I set the referral to follow I get PartialResultsExceptions and don't get results back from the server. The PagedResultsRequestControl object the cookie value is null.

    If I set the referral to throw , I get the LdapReferralException.

    My question is, is there any way in Active Directory that referrals could be followed without me writing code for it.

    Is there any way, I could sort of skip the referral and continue to the next result? Is there any sample code to either follow referrals or skip them.

    Also can I use the PageResultsRequestControl in conjunction with all this.

    What I want to do is that possible?

    Currently to avoid referrals we look at a specific OU which contains all the users, but moving forward that is limited and customers would like to just start their base dn.

    Any code samples will be appreciated.
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