EncodeForDN

Description

This function encodes the given string for safe output in LDAP Distinguished Names.

Returns

Encoded string

Category

Display and formatting functions

Syntax

encodeForDN (string, [,canonicalize])

History

ColdFusion (2018 release): Renamed parameter inputString to string.

Added in ColdFusion 10.

See also

Parameters

Parameter Description
string Required. The string to encode.
canonicalize Optional . If set to true, canonicalization happens before encoding. If set to false, the given input string will just be encoded. The default value for  canonicalize  is false. When this parameter is not specified, canonicalization will not happen. By default, when canonicalization is performed, both mixed and multiple encodings will be allowed. To use any other combinations you should canonicalize using canonicalize method and then perform encoding.

Example

<cfscript>
  departmentId = "Human Resources <CTO>";
  searchStart = "ou=" & encodeForDN(departmentId) & ",dc=uconn,dc=edu";
  cfldap(  
             server = "ldap.uconn.edu", 
             action = "query",
             name = "results" ,
             start = "#searchStart#", 
             filter = "cn=Robert Jones" ,
             attributes = "cn,description,o,title,mail,telephonenumber", 
             sort = "cn ASC");
</cfscript>
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