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Creating LDAP address book entries to share
Authored by: tji on Jan 23, '04 04:32:08PM

This is a good tip.. Many applications, like Mozilla, can use LDAP directories for their address book.

In my system, the naming structure was slightly different. It didn't contain my domain components. My DN was just "uid=tji, cn=users". This is probably due to some configuration option when I installed Jaguar.

It would be nice if the Address Book application allowed you to write to the directory server. The PHPLDAPAdmin interface is okay, but could be much better. To use this a s a full Address Book, you will also probably want to add attributes to the user record.. I like to keep birth dates, anniversaries, etc.

Also, as the author mentioned, this can expose sensitive OS and user information via LDAP.. If you want to dig into the OpenLDAP configuration, you can set access controls, but the config is a bit complex. Also, I hesitate to monkey with the config files too much, as they will probably get overwritten in an application or OS upgrade.



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