We are using DIRAPI to connect to our corporate ActiveDirectory and it seems impossible to do so without getting an exception logged in our application log, even on successful operations. This is a concern since the exception creates noise potentially hiding real issues.
The problem is described in http://t211471.apache-directory-api.apachetalks.us/binding-and-active-directory-t211471.html but the resolution is not sufficient for our purposes.
The issue is caused by this bit of code in BindRequestImpl:
The comment even indicates that the call might be perfectly valid. I think it would be much better to either drop the exception completely, or – if it is required in other scenarios – to skip the attempt of creating the DN field completely if some flag is set (extra parameter / field / subclass). Since the name field is private it can not be done from the client side.
This is a potential showstopper for us – we do not like telling our support staff to ignore exceptions in logs.