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FPCLdapMatchingPatterns Collection

Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004/2006 SDK

The FPCLdapMatchingPatterns collection contains an ordered set of all the FPCLdapMatchingPattern objects defined in an ISA Server array. Each FPCLdapMatchingPattern object represents a logon string pattern that is mapped to a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server set. When the logon string supplied by an LDAP user matches the pattern specified in one of the FPCLdapMatchingPattern objects, ISA Server queries the LDAP servers in the associated LDAP server set to authenticate the user. (This collection is introduced in ISA Server 2006.)

When Active Directory® directory service authentication is required and the ISA Server computer belongs to a workgroup or to a domain in a forest other than the one that contains the user's account, the ISA Server computer must connect to a domain controller over an LDAP protocol (LDAP, LDAPS, LDAP-GC, and LDAPS-GC are supported) to authenticate the user, and the domain controller acts as an LDAP server. Because each domain controller is only able to authenticate the users in its domain, ISA Server by default queries the global catalog for the forest to validate the user's credentials. The user must enter credentials recognized by Active Directory in one of these formats:

  • SAM account name (domain\username)
  • User principal name (username@domain.com)
  • Distinguished name

When an LDAP user supplies a user name in one of these formats (for example, contoso\stephanie or stephanie@contoso.com), ISA Server tests the logon string patterns in this collection to find a pattern that matches the user name supplied by the user. When a match is found, ISA Server uses the LDAP server set specified in the LDAPServersSet property of the matching FPCLdapMatchingPattern object to authenticate the user. If no match is found, authentication fails. Note that if the user name does not contain any slash (\) or at sign (@) characters, ISA Server adds the default domain of the Web listener to the user name. (For example, stephanie becomes contoso\stephanie.)

The logon string pattern specified in an FPCLdapMatchingPattern object may contain asterisks, as in contoso\* and *@domain.com.

The FPCLdapMatchingPatterns collection is accessed through the LdapMatchingPatterns property of the FPCRuleElements object.

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Inheritance

This collection inherits from the FPCPersist object, which contains methods and properties related to the persistent storage of an object's data. They include methods for exporting an object's data to and importing it from XML documents.

Methods

The FPCLdapMatchingPatterns collection defines the following methods.

Method Description
Add Creates a new FPCLdapMatchingPattern object in the collection and returns a reference to it.
Item Retrieves the requested FPCLdapMatchingPattern object from the collection.
MoveDown Moves the specified logon string pattern one step down the list of logon string patterns, which corresponds to the order in which the logon string patterns are tested to find the matching pattern and the associated LDAP server set.
MoveUp Moves the specified logon string pattern one step up the list of logon string patterns, which corresponds to the order in which the logon string patterns are tested to find the matching pattern and the associated LDAP server set.
Remove Removes the specified FPCLdapMatchingPattern object from the collection.

Properties

The FPCLdapMatchingPatterns collection has the following properties.

Property Description
_NewEnum Gets an enumerator object for the collection.
Count Gets the number of FPCLdapMatchingPattern objects in the collection.

Methods Inherited from FPCPersist

Name Description
CancelWaitForChanges Cancels the registration established by the WaitForChanges method (for use in C and C++ programming only).
CanImport Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the object's properties can be imported from the specified XML document.
Export Writes the stored values of all of the object's properties to the specified XML document.
ExportToFile Writes the stored values of all of the object's properties to the specified XML file.
GetServiceRestartMask Retrieves a 32-bit bitmask of the FpcServices enumerated type that specifies which services need to be restarted for currently unsaved changes to take effect.
Import Copies the values of all of the object's properties from the specified XML document to persistent storage.
ImportFromFile Copies the values of all of the object's properties from the specified XML file to persistent storage.
LoadDocProperties Provides the XML document's properties so that you can know what information can be imported from the document.
Refresh Reads the values of all of the object's properties from persistent storage, overwriting any changes that have not been saved.
Save Writes the current values of all of the object's properties to persistent storage.
WaitForChanges Registers to wait for an event indicating that the contents of the collection have changed (for use in C and C++ programming only).

Properties Inherited from FPCPersist

Name Description
PersistentName Gets the persistent name of the object. The persistent name of an object is a name that is unique for the object at the respective level of the COM object hierarchy.
VendorParametersSets Gets an FPCVendorParametersSets object that can hold sets of custom data for extending the object.

Interfaces for C++ Programming

This collection implements the IFPCLdapMatchingPatterns interface.

Requirements

Client Requires Windows XP.
Server Requires Windows Server 2003.
Version Requires Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006.
IDL

Declared in Msfpccom.idl.

See Also

COM Objects

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