SquidGuard LDAP User Search and Special Characters

So I had a problem with the ldapusersearch string as some eejit has created an OU with spaces and an apostrophe in the name. So the characters are represented as:

comma %2c
space %20
apostrophe %27

For example (entirely fictional organisation):

src staff {
ldapusersearch  ldap://dc.ads.domain.uk:3268/dc=ads,dc=domain,dc=uk?sAMAccountName?sub?(&(sAMAccountName=%s)(memberOf=cn=All%20Staff%2cOU=King%27s%20College%20Dublin%2cdc=ads%2cdc=domain%2cdc=uk))


3 Responses to “SquidGuard LDAP User Search and Special Characters”

  1. Benjamin E. Nichols

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