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Re: Support for Base64 encoded values

On 18/06/17 21:27, "Trent W. Buck" <>
>Hmm, it looks like this is already a solved problem for LDAP?
>    → RFC 4518
>    →  The input string is to be normalized to Unicode Form KC
>       (compatibility composed) as described in [UAX15].  The output is
>       normalized string.
>I don't understand LDAP RFCs very well.
>Does that mean an RFC4518-conformant LDAP *server* will handle
>everything, and
>nslcd's current behaviour is correct?

From my reading of the RFC, it looks like it. Unfortunately, as far as I
can tell openldap does not yet support RFC 4518 according to They also claim that most
LDAP server implementations don’t support RFC 4518 either.

In fact the RFC seems to include a lot more than normalization:

“ The following six-step process SHALL be applied to each presented and
   attribute value in preparation for character string matching rule

  1) Transcode
  2) Map
  3) Normalize
  4) Prohibit
  5) Check bidi
  6) Insignificant Character Handling ”


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