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RE: Getting started, little directional help please


If you check the schema definitions that came with OpenLDAP , you'll see
that the inetorgperson objectclass (derived from the familiar
organizationalPerson) allows the mail attribute. You might use this
objectclass, or else derive your own class from inetorgperson. 
To use the inetorgperson schema, you must edit your slapd.conf.

Don't create separate subtrees for Netscape and Outlook. Rather, just
use the same base DN for both.
If you want to set up different permissions for Netscape and Outlook
users, then do so.

See the entry in the FAQ r.e. Outlook integration. You'll see a note on
what attributes are required in order to integrate with Outlook. Outlook
integration (NOT Outlook Express -- they make totally different LDAP
queries) is VERY specific.

Finally, another trick is to check your OpenLDAP logs after you make a
query using some client e.g. Netscape. You'll see exactly what query was
made & then you'll know what fields and indexes the directory requires
in order to respond to the request.
See the entry in the FAQ on indexing to improve performance.


-----Original Message-----
From: Randy Schapel [mailto:rschapel@edtech.mcc.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 3:12 PM
To: openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
Subject: Getting started, little directional help please

Greetings All:
   Was hoping some one here could point me in the right direction.
I am looking to implement Directory service using LDAP. Initialy I just
to have an address book that is accessible from squirrlemail, netscape
possibly outlook. Now I have downloaded and compiled version 2.0.11 and
using Berkly for the back end. As far as the configuration goes, I think
have that up and running fine (good enough for a simple addressbook, ie
ssl).  Now from what I can tell I am going to need to use the "mail"
attribute, none of the default obectclasses use this? I feel like i
might be
missing something, though it just may be how it really is. Now I checked
FAQ and "implementation HOWTO", did a little searching on the archives,
I got a number of hits due to how common the word is. I am currently
ready to create my own objectclasses, but it seems as though I need to
register to get myself an OID. Its starts hitting me, this is allot of
to go through to get a addressbook working, hence this email. Am I
headed in
the wrong direction? I am going to do something close to what was in
"Implementation HOWTO" for netscape and Outlook (figure I'll worry bout
first then see how squirrelmail looks up the data). Also from these docs
looks as though i am going to need to have 2 separate OU's for netscape
Outlook (a third for SQ mail?). This doesn't seem right either, do you
these some how? Any docs you can point me toward would be great, any
that you recommend also ( i did a search on this as well a message from
was what I found, hoping there is some newer stuff out there.)  Thanks
any help you can through my way!

--Randy Schapel