Problem

A Forum reader recently asked:

“I need to know how many users I have per container, so I found the DSI Flags to get information about one object. Is an SDK available to make a Java program that can be invoked via scripting to get that info?”

And here’s the reply from Akos Szechy …

Solution

No ideas about Java, but if you can do an LDAP query (which should work from Java) you can ask for the operational attributes with a “+” sign. You will find a subordinate count there, like this:

ldapsearch -h host -p 389 -x -D cn=admin,o=services -w password -s base -b
o=services +

# services
dn: o=services
modifiersName: cn=ADMIN,o=SERVICES
GUID:: QGDWZHKo2gGAqa4BAgAAAA==
usedBy: #0#
revision: 20
subschemaSubentry: cn=schema
federationBoundary: t=CPL-ASZECHY-LINUXTREE
structuralObjectClass: Organization
createTimestamp: 20060228155343Z
modifyTimestamp: 20061208114232Z
subordinateCount: 36
entryFlags: 4
localEntryID: 32781

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By: akoska
Mar 28, 2007
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