PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8
ldap_first_attribute - Return first attribute

ldap_first_attribute( LDAP\Connection$ldap, LDAP\ResultEntry$entry ): string|false

Gets the first attribute in the given entry. Remaining attributes are retrieved by calling ldap_next_attribute successively.

Similar to reading entries, attributes are also read one by one from a particular entry.



An LDAP\Connection instance, returned by ldap_connect.


An LDAP\ResultEntry instance.


ber_identifier is the identifier to internal memory location pointer. It is passed by reference. The same ber_identifier is passed to ldap_next_attribute , which modifies that pointer.


This parameter is no longer used as this is now handled automatically by PHP. For backwards compatibility PHP will not throw an error if this parameter is passed.

Return Values

Returns the first attribute in the entry on success and false on error.


Version Description
8.1.0 The ldap parameter expects an LDAP\Connection instance now; previously, a resource was expected.
8.1.0 The entry parameter expects an LDAP\ResultEntry instance now; previously, a resource was expected.

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