1.4 - Preparation to code
In order to develop with the Apache Directory LDAP API, you first have to use a Java 5 JDK or higher.
Second, you have to download the API. This package contains not only the LDAP API, but also all the needed jars (like commons-lang, slf4j...).
If you are using Maven, you don't even have to refer all the libraries that are found in the package, they will be deduced automatically. You will just have to add a dependency on shared-all.jar :
<dependency> <groupId>org.apache.directory.shared</groupId> <artifactId>shared-all</artifactId> </dependency>
This is it, you should be ready to code !