ldap_unbind kills the link descriptor. So, if you want to rebind as another user, just bind again; don't unbind. Otherwise, you'll have to open up a new connection.
(PHP 4, PHP 5)
ldap_unbind — Unbind from LDAP directory
Unbinds from the LDAP directory.
An LDAP link identifier, returned by ldap_connect().
TRUE in caso di successo,
FALSE in caso di fallimento.