Use paged results in LDAP queries


LDAP servers can page results from a query, allowing for extremely large queries to be fulfilled efficiently. Openfire should be modified to use this method instead of relying on a single "large page" to return results.


LDAP systems with large numbers of users


Trevor Scroggins
March 29, 2008, 11:22 AM

According to Microsoft's documentation and the (expired) Internet draft "Incremental Retrieval of Multi-valued Properties" <>, supportedControl (incorrectly identified in the draft but correctly indentified here) should contain 1.2.840.113556.1.4.802. As far as I know, Active Directory is the only directory that supports this option.

Not all clients correctly parse the results, as the option is not, strictly spearking, implemented in a standard way. The JNDI LDAP provider should work correctly, though.

Daniel Henninger
March 29, 2008, 2:25 AM

Trevor, do you know of a control id for the ranged search results for attributes? In other words, is there a way I could ask the LDAP server "hey, do you support this?" and then use it, similar to the other features?

Daniel Henninger
March 14, 2008, 7:09 PM

That actually shouldn't be the case. The searches do "true ldap searches", so the paged results should be irrelavent assuming you aren't getting back a lot of pages of csm results. =) Anyone else running into problems with searching?

As for the contact list sharing, that's something I plan on looking into. It's kind of bizarre that it takes that long. My assumption is that it's doing a getUsers search even if it doesn't have to. It's hard to say without trying it some more though and watching what occurs.

Andreas Sieferlinger
March 14, 2008, 4:42 PM

I also experienced the Problem that If i enable Contact-List sharing the server takes about 30 seconds and only adds 4 from 16 users to the shared roster
I first thought that this 4 users are only users which are in the first 1000 of results, but they're not.
That's really a problem, do the sharing for all 16 users by hand is some work.

Andreas Sieferlinger
March 14, 2008, 4:17 PM

A short example:
If i search in groups for 'csm' then i get an empty result page, but on the top there are 17 pages shown, so i think this is also an issue related to the paged results, 'cause we have about 40.000 groups

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