UnboundID LDAP SDK for Java 6.0.8

We have just released version 6.0.8 of the UnboundID LDAP SDK for Java. It is available for download from GitHub and SourceForge, and it is available in the Maven Central Repository.

Note that this is the last release for which the LDAP SDK source code will be maintained in both the GitHub and SourceForge repositories. The LDAP SDK was originally hosted in a subversion repository at SourceForge, but we switched to GitHub as the primary repository a few years ago. We have been relying on GitHub’s support for accessing git repositories via subversion to synchronize changes to the legacy SourceForge repository, but that support is being discontinued. The SourceForge project will continue to remain available for the discussion forum, mailing lists, and release downloads, but up-to-date source code will only be available on GitHub.

You can find the release notes for the 6.0.8 release (and all previous versions) at https://docs.ldap.com/ldap-sdk/docs/release-notes.html, but here’s a summary of the changes:

  • We added a DN.getDNRelativeToBaseDN method that can be used to retrieve the portion of DN that is relative to a given base DN (that is, the portion of a DN with the base DN stripped off). For example, if you provide it with a DN of “uid=test.user,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com” and a base DN of “dc=example,dc=com”, then the method will return “uid=test.user,ou=People”.
  • We added LDAPConnectionPool.getServerSet and LDAPThreadLocalConnectionPool.getServerSet methods that can be used to retrieve the server set that the connection pool uses to establish new connections for the pool.
  • We updated the Filter class to alternative methods with shorter names for constructing search filters from their individual components. For example, as an alternative to calling the Filter.createANDFilter method for constructing an AND search filter, you can now use Filter.and, and as an alternative to calling Filter.createEqualityFilter, you can now use Filter.equals. The older versions with longer method names will remain available for backward compatibility.
  • We added support for encrypted PKCS #8 private keys, which require a password to access the private key. The PKCS8PrivateKey class now provides methods for creating the encrypted PEM representation of the key, and the PKCS8PEMFileReader class now has the ability to read encrypted PEM files. We also updated the manage-certificates tool so that the export-private-key and import-certificate subcommands now support encrypted private keys.
  • We updated PassphraseEncryptedOutputStream to use a higher key factory iteration count by default. When using the strongest available 256-bit AES encryption, it now follows the latest OWASP recommendation of 600,000 PBKDF2 iterations. You can still programmatically explicitly specify the iteration count when creating a new output stream if desired, and we have also added system properties that can override the default iteration count without any code change.
  • We added a PassphraseEncryptedOutputStream constructor that allows you to provide a PassphraseEncryptedStreamHeader when creating a new instance of the output stream. This will reuse the secret key that was already derived for the provided stream header (although with newly generated initialization vector), which can be significantly faster than deriving a new secret key from the same passphrase.
  • We added a new ObjectTrio utility class that can be useful in cases where you need to reference three typed objects as a single object (for example, if you want a method to be able to return three objects without needing to define a new class that encapsulates those objects). This complements the existing ObjectPair class that supports two typed objects.
  • We updated the documentation to include RFC 9371 in the set of LDAP-related specifications. This RFC formalizes the process for requesting a private enterprise number (PEN) to use as the base object identifier (OID) for your own definitions (e.g., for use in defining custom attribute types or object classes). The OID-related documentation has also been updated to provide a link to the IANA site that you can use to request an official base OID for yourself or your organization.