Tutorial for creating LDAP address book
You can use LDAP protocol with Ozeki Bulk Messenger to import contacts from an LDAP server. There are endless possibilities how you can configure this connection, so in this tutorial I will show you what is the right LDAP configuration to collect contacts from the LDAP server.
Step 1 - Create new address book
Select 'Step 1 - Address books' in the 'Fist steps' tab which can be found on the 'Quick Start' page.
Figure 1 - Select 'Step 1 - Addressbooks' point
Step 2 - Create LDAP address book
Click on 'Create new address book' button.
To the right 'Address book details' window can be seen. This is where you can select which type of an address book you would like to create. In this case let's select 'LDAP'.
Figure 2 - Create new address book
Step 3 - Add name for your Address book
At 'Address book name:' Add a name for your address book, so you can easily differentiate them later if you will create more.
'Search options:' These settings specify the search behaviour of this provider.
Figure 3 - Create new address book
Step 4 - Property Mappings
You can use LDAP protocol for collecting contacts from an LDAP server. Here you can add server connection settings and search options.
Figure 4 - Property mappings
If you use OpenLDAP server, you can find the LDAP Property names in the Ldapadmin application, in the attribute column.
Figure 5 - OpenLDAP attributes
If you wish to use Active directory of Windows Server, you can find the attribute names under attribute editor tab in the attribute column.
Figure 6 - Active Directory Attributes
You have successfully connected your database.
Step 5 - Managing contacts
Click on "Contacts".
Figure 7 - Managing contacts
Here you can manage your imported contacts or add new ones and even refresh the list manually.
Figure 8 - Managing contacts