July 30, 2023

tLDAPConnection – Docs for ESB 7.x


Creates a connection to an LDAP Directory server.

tLDAPConnection can be invoked by other components that need to access
the LDAP Directory server, e.g., tLDAPInput,
tLDAPOutput, etc.

tLDAPConnection Standard properties

These properties are used to configure tLDAPConnection running in the Standard Job framework.

The Standard
tLDAPConnection component belongs to the Databases family.

The component in this framework is available in all Talend

Basic settings

Property type

Either Built-in or


Built-in: No property data stored


Repository: Select the repository
file in which the properties are stored. The fields that follow are
completed automatically using the data retrieved.


LDAP Directory server IP address.


Listening port number of server.


Select the protocol type on the list.

LDAP: no encryption is used

LDAPS: secured LDAP. When this
option is chosen, the Advanced CA
check box appears. Once selected, the advanced mode allows you to
specify the directory and the keystore password of the certificate
file for storing a specific CA. However, you can still deactivate
this certificate validation by selecting the Trust all certs check box.

TLS: certificate is used. When this
option is chosen, the Advanced CA
check box appears and is used the same way as that of the LDAPS type.

Base DN

Path to user’s authorized tree leaf.

User and Password

Fill in the User and Password as required by the

Note that the login must match the LDAP syntax requirement to be
valid. e.g.: “cn=Directory Manager”.

To enter the password, click the […] button next to the
password field, and then in the pop-up dialog box enter the password between double quotes
and click OK to save the settings.

Alias dereferencing

Select the option on the list. Never improves search performance if you are sure
that no aliases is to be dereferenced. By default, Always is to be used:

Always: Always dereference

Never: Never dereferences

Searching:Dereferences aliases only
after name resolution.

Finding: Dereferences aliases only
during name resolution

Referral handling

Select the option on the list:

Ignore: does not handle request

Follow:does handle request

Advanced settings

tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to gather the job processing metadata at a
job level as well as at each component level.


Usage rule

This component is to be used with other LDAP components,
especially with tLDAPInput and

Related scenarios

This component is closely related to tLDAPInput and
tLDAPOutput as it frees you from filling in the
connection details repeatedly if multiple LDAP input/output components exist.

For tLDAPConnection related scenarios, see Inserting data in mother/daughter tables.

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