Spring LDAP Component

Available since Camel 2.11

The spring-ldap: component provides a Camel wrapper for Spring LDAP.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->

URI format


Where springLdapTemplate is the name of the Spring LDAP Template bean. In this bean, you configure the URL and the credentials for your LDAP access.







The LDAP operation to be performed. Must be one of search, bind, or unbind.



The scope of the search operation. Must be one of object, onelevel, or subtree, see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Directory_Access_Protocol#Search_and_Compare

If an unsupported value is specified for some option, the component throws an UnsupportedOperationException.


The component supports producer endpoint only. An attempt to create a consumer endpoint will result in an UnsupportedOperationException.
The body of the message must be a map (an instance of java.util.Map). This map must contain at least an entry with the key dn that specifies the root node for the LDAP operation to be performed. Other entries of the map are operation-specific (see below).

The body of the message remains unchanged for the bind and unbind operations. For the search operation, the body is set to the result of the search, see http://static.springsource.org/spring-ldap/site/apidocs/org/springframework/ldap/core/LdapTemplate.html#search%28java.lang.String,%20java.lang.String,%20int,%20org.springframework.ldap.core.AttributesMapper%29.

The message body must have an entry with the key filter. The value must be a String representing a valid LDAP filter, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Directory_Access_Protocol#Search_and_Compare.


The message body must have an entry with the key attributes. The value must be an instance of javax.naming.directory.Attributes This entry specifies the LDAP node to be created.


No further entries necessary, the node with the specified dn is deleted.

Key definitions

In order to avoid spelling errors, the following constants are defined in org.apache.camel.springldap.SpringLdapProducer:

  • public static final String DN = "dn"
  • public static final String FILTER = "filter"
  • public static final String ATTRIBUTES = "attributes"
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