I have a drupal install that uses LDAP to authenticate users. I use that same LDAP to return user info such as roles, employee photo, email, role, and the center they work at.

            if ($ds) { 
                $sr=ldap_search($ds, "DC=tpcontact,DC=co,DC=uk",$search);  
                $info = ldap_get_entries($ds, $sr)or die('get info fail');

I need to make it so that the server is pulled from drupal. So, if it is possible to query ldap without reconnecting, I need to do that. Otherwise I need to query the drupal DB's ldap_servers table, the only problem is that I dont have access to a MySql database that has LDAP enabled to see what the field is.

  • can you reword this question to be more clear. Your question doesn't make much sense. Any time you want to query mysql or ldap you have to connect first. A connection only last the duration of a single url page request from a site visitor.
    – tenken
    Feb 21, 2014 at 16:24
  • I've updated my answer with the name of the field that contains the address...
    – Felix Eve
    Feb 21, 2014 at 16:56
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    ok, i see you know the ldap_query, ldap_feeds and ldap_views are all designed to let you run queries like this at any time. you shouldn't have to write the query yourself (but more power to you if you can).
    – tenken
    Feb 21, 2014 at 18:00
  • If you need confidential info removed from a question, you need to flag the question for mod attention. Editing it will not make the info go away.
    – Letharion
    Oct 20, 2014 at 13:51

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So I assume that you are using the LDAP module?

I've not looked into the code they use however I would expect that they will close the connection before your module runs, and even if they don't the connection won't be a global variable so your module will not have access to it.

If you are writing a custom module then you do have access to the DB - just use db_query and fetch the results, or look in your settings file for your connection details. Then you can connect directly to your DB using software like Navicat.

The table ldap_servers has a field called address. This is where you will find the address to your ldap server.

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