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Net::LDAP for Ruby


Pure Ruby LDAP library.

A LDAP client library written in pure Ruby.


The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an Internet protocol for accessing distributed directory services.

Net::LDAP is a feature-complete LDAP support library written in pure Ruby. It supports most LDAP client features and a subset of server features as well.

  • Standards-based (going for RFC 4511)

  • Portable: 100% Ruby

  • Compatible with Ruby 1.8.6.

  • Backporting some Ruby Net::LDAP v0.2 features.


Net::LDAP is a pure Ruby library. It does not require any external libraries.

You can install the RubyGems version of Net::LDAP available at GitHub:

gem install my-ruby-net-ldap --source=


See Net::LDAP for documentation and usage samples.


Net::LDAP was originally developed by:

  • Francis Cianfrocca <>

Contributions since:

  • Austin Ziegler <>

  • Emiel van de Laar <>

  • Dimitrij Denissenko <>

  • Nowhere Man


Copyright (C) 2006 by Francis Cianfrocca

Please read the file LICENSE for licensing restrictions on this library. In the simplest terms, this library is available under the same terms as Ruby itself.

Available under the same terms as Ruby. See LICENSE in the main distribution for full licensing information.

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