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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.

'Connection settings:'

  • 'LDAP server:' The IP address and port number of your LDAP server
  • 'Username or DN:' The search query will be initiated using this user. If not specified, the search will be anonymous.
  • 'Password:' The password belonging to this user.
  • 'Security:' When using Active Directory services, this type of authentication is required.

'Search options:' These settings specify the search behaviour of this provider.

  • 'Search DN:' The LDAP addressbook provider will issue the search requests in this DN. E.g. "cn=myaddressbook,dc=test,dc=com" where com is the root node, test is an organization under the root node, and myaddressbook is an organizational unit of test organization.
  • 'Filter:' The LDAP addressbook provider will look for the classes defined here (delimited by colons or semicolons).

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.

  • Addressbook property (first column: Name, Phone, Email): This is the name of the property used by the addressbook in Ozeki Bulk Messenger.
  • LDAP Property (second column): This is the name of the property in your LDAP data source which corresponds with the specified addressbook property. If not specified, the addressbook will not use this property.

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


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