Re: LDAP NamingException while getting attributes

Nigel Wade <>
Tue, 18 Sep 2007 09:51:49 +0100
Sharif Islam wrote:

javax.naming.NamingException: [LDAP: error code 1 - 000020D6: SvcErr:
DSID-031006CC, problem 5012 (DIR_ERROR), data 0

I am able to bind fine with my active directory server, but when I try
to get any attributeu, I get the above error. I need to get the
givenName and sn. I think I am proving the wrong context?

String ldap_search_context ="OU=users,DC=mycompany,DC=com";
String attlist[] = {"sn"}
              DirContext ctx = new InitialDirContext(env);
           NamingEnumeration answer = null;
           System.out.println("Connection toString: " + ctx.toString());
           Attributes matchAttrs = new BasicAttributes(true);
           matchAttrs.put(new BasicAttribute("cn","username"));

The BasicAttribute you want to match needs to be a valid directory search

new BasicAttribute("(cn=username)")

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