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Global Address Book (take II)
OK, I've left this one out here for a couple of days now with no
responses as yet. Now I know that a few folks here have indeed
implemented a global address book. This would seem to suggest that
either I've asked a question that is out of line on this list or that
there is some other reason for it not to be an article of interest.
As I apparently have none, I could use a clue in this regards. ;-)
Jim C wrote:
I've got authentication based on LDAP working and I've got SSL/TLS
Thing is that there are two major things that LDAP is used for and the
other is as a global directory service.
I would feel like I was missing out if I didn't try both. ;-) I've not
had much luck so far in getting this to fly.
Gimme a hand with this and I'll see that it goes into the FAQ-O-Matic.
It doesn't currently seem to be there.
Browseing in GQ shows that I have the following basic structure:
Note that the proxy user is not currently in use. I am doing things over
TLS/SSL and using anonymous binds.
I haven't disallowed cleartext communications yet though, because I am
My slapd.conf has the following schema arrangement:
/etc/openldap/schema/local.schema is currently empty.
So far I've created an ldif from a fake user in my Mozilla Address book.
I did this so that I could view the exported ldif which looks like this:
dn: cn=John Test, email@example.com
cn: John Test
homePostalAddress: 7979 Toad Rd. #1
postalAddress: 123 Quantum Driver #5
title: Mr. Mr.
ou: Department of Fiscal Obfuscation
o: Chaos Inc.
custom1: Other Custom1
custom2: Other Custom2
custom3: Other Custom3
custom4: Other Custom4
description: Notes go here.
... and so the question is "Where do I go from here?"
I obviously need to insert the information but where is a good place and
how should I go about doing it?
I could put it under "dc=microverse,dc=net" I've also considered putting
it under the user information so that
each user could have his or her own individual address book. I could
also create a new top level entry
called "dc=Addressbook" or something. If it is just a matter of
preference then I still could use a clue
as to how to go about doing this insertion.