Tutorial for creating LDAP address book
You can use the LDAP protocol with Ozeki Bulk Messenger to import contacts from an LDAP server. There are endless possibilities for configuring such connection, so in this tutorial we will present how you can properly configure the LDAP connection to import contacts from the LDAP server.
Step 1 - Make an address book
First of all please select 'Step 1 - Make an address book' in the 'Fist steps' section found on the 'Quick Start' tab.
Figure 1 - Selecting 'Step 1 - Make an address book'
Step 2 - Create LDAP address book
Click on the 'Create new Address book' button.
The 'Address book details' window will appear on the right. This is where you can select the type of the address book you would like to create. In this case please select 'LDAP'.
Figure 2 - Creating a new address book
Step 3 - Provide a name for your Address book
In the 'Address book name:' field you can give a name for your address book to make identification easier.
'Search options:' These settings specify the search behaviour of this provider.
Figure 3 - Creating a new address book
Step 4 - Property Mappings
You can use the 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 attribute column of the Ldapadmin application.
Figure 5 - OpenLDAP attributes
If you wish to use the Active directory of Windows Server, you can find the attribute names under the attribute editor tab, in the attribute column.
Figure 6 - Active Directory Attributes
Now you have successfully connected your database.
Step 5 - Manage contacts
Please click "Contacts".
Figure 7 - Managing contacts
Here you can manage your imported contacts and add new ones or refresh the list manually.
Figure 8 - Managing contacts