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Allow Address Book to connect to LDAP server Network
There are two pitfalls that may prevent Address Book from connecting to Microsot's LDAP (Active Directory) server:
  1. Default port is 3268; not 389
  2. User name must be in caps; for example DOMAINUSERNAME
[robg adds: I don't have access to an LDAP server to test this one with.]
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Allow Address Book to connect to LDAP server
Authored by: mnb on Mar 26, '07 09:23:36AM

The title of this hint should be changed to:

Allow Address Book to connect to ActiveDirectory servers





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Allow Address Book to connect to LDAP server
Authored by: kainewynd2 on Mar 26, '07 09:58:52AM

That's weird... I have AD LDAP integration using port 389. For Search Base I have: cn=Users,dc=domain,dc=com and for username: jim@domain.com

It's been working fine for me that way for a long time.



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Allow Address Book to connect to LDAP server
Authored by: eableson on Mar 26, '07 12:37:15PM
Umm - actually there's a few subtleties in there. Port 389 will respond happily to LDAP queries, however, if you're working in a multi-domain forest port 3289 will respond to Global Catalog queries, thus including responses from other domains outside of your local domain. Port 389 will still work just fine in most instances.

And for the authentication, you can enter the ID in any case you like. I cringe to add this link here, but it's always better to have the right info. http://www.windowsitlibrary.com/Content/716/06/4.html

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Allow Address Book to connect to LDAP server
Authored by: LostInSpace2011 on Mar 26, '07 04:56:10PM
For those interested in getting LDAP runing on OSX and use it to share contact information take a look at AddressBook4LDAP. Address Book X LDAP transfers contact in the background to a central LDAP directory. The manual also contains instructions on getting LDAP (OpenLDAP) running and configured on OS X and OS X server. Currently you can still download the software for free :-)

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Address Book can automatically search AD
Authored by: brianwells on Mar 26, '07 08:02:11PM
From Address Book Help:

If your computer is set up to access directory services on your network, Address Book automatically searches the directory services for addresses.
So Address Book should see the contacts in Active Directory if you have the computer bound to the Active Directory domain by means of the Directory Access application, making sure to specify that the domain should be used for contacts.

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So, my problem is...
Authored by: porkchop_d_clown on Mar 27, '07 06:04:33AM

How do I figure out where the directory server is? I can connect to the exchange server through entourage, but I've never figured out how to identify the directory server. Putting the exchange server's name in as the LDAP server just gives me a "cannot connect" error.

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Allow Address Book to connect to LDAP server
Authored by: dimzzy on Mar 27, '07 11:52:55PM

Typically LDAP service should be available on domain controller of your network; ask admin or windows co-workers how it's named.

And of course the login should be DOMAIN\USERNAME with backslash in the middle; it got lost in the original post somehow (((



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Allow Address Book to connect to LDAP server
Authored by: porkchop_d_clown on Mar 28, '07 03:57:13AM

okay, thanks.

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Allow Address Book to connect to LDAP server
Authored by: LordBrian on Jan 06, '08 06:02:54AM

Here is what I found to use in Leopard to connect to Windows 2003

Name: Anything as this is just a description

Server: The FQDN of the server i.e. myserver.depicus.com

Port: I used SSL so mine was 636, use the Port Scanner to check if this port is open

Use SSL: Ticked

Allow SS Cert: Ticked

Search Base: cn=Users,dc=depicus,dc=com

Scope: Subtree

Auth: Simple

Username: Domain name in CAPS \ username i.e. DOMAIN\Brian

Password: Your password

Hope this helps somebody.



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