Using dataflake.fakeldap

The class ldap.fakeldap.FakeLDAPConnection can be used as a replacement for the various connection-modeling classes in the module ldap.ldapobject.

If the connection class used by your code can be provided at runtime, simply use the replacement:

from dataflake.fakeldap import FakeLDAPConnection

class MyClass(object):

    def __init__(self, connection_class, uri):
        self.connection = connection_class(uri)


my_object = MyClass(connection_class=FakeLDAPConnection)

If your code imports one of the different LDAP connection classes inside the ldap.ldapobject module directly, you can simply patch in the ldap.fakeldap.FakeLDAPConnection class:

class MyTests(unittest.TestCase):

    def setUp(self):
        from dataflake.fakeldap import FakeLDAPConnection
        from ldap import ldapobject
        self.old_connection_class = ldapobject.LDAPObject
        ldapobject.LDAPObject = FakeLDAPConnection

    def tearDown(self):
        from ldap import ldapobject
        ldapobject.LDAPObject = self.old_connection_class

    def test_something(self):