ezldap - LDAP, but easier.¶
ezldap is an object-oriented Python LDAP API and command-line LDAP client to make working with your directory server as fast and easy as possible.
Although several very comprehensive LDAP API’s currently exist (notably python-ldap and ldap3), neither are particularly easy to use and generally focus more on the specifics of communicating via LDAP rather than exposing an easy to use high-level API. This package is designed to do that. The target audience of this package is system administrators and support staff who are on a timeline and just need to add a user or write a quick script in a portable manner.
So how is ezldap different? It is a wrapper around the ldap3 API that gives access to easily perform a number of high-level tasks like searching an LDAP directory, adding a user and sending them an email, or resetting someone’s password securely. This process is streamlined by a configuration script that autodetects as many LDAP configuration values as possible and automates future connections to the directory server. Additionally, additions to an LDAP directory are performed using a set of configurable LDIF templates, making it very quick to customize the behavior of certain actions (like adding a group). Finally, for most tasks, a command-line interface is provided, for users who just want to get started doing stuff.
import ezldap with ezldap.auto_bind() as con: con.add_user('username', 'groupname', 'password')
# a password will be automatically generated ezldap add_user username groupname
For a quick tour of what ezldap can do, why not check out the package walkthrough?