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Python LDAP Applications articles by Matt Butcher¶
This also covers SASL.
Gee, someone waded through the badly documented mysteries of module
The Internet draft of the discontinued IETF working group LDAPEXT is of interest here since the OpenLDAP 2 libs implement this (expired) draft.