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pokeitwithastick

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I'm trying to get my office set up to use the LDAP address book in KMS so we can all have the same contacts. All of the workstations are running TB2.0x-3.0x. The address book in Tbird lets you access a LDAP directory but I don't know the first thing about it and Wikipedia has a article on the subject that is denser than I am.
I need to fill in the fields in the New LDAP Directory that go like this:

Name: (this could be anything I think)
Hostname: (this I assume is my server's IP address)
Base DN: (huh?)
Port number: 389
Bind DN: (huh?)
Use secure connection (SSL): (not checked by default)

Thanks
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BudDurland

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I think what you need is:

BaseDN = fn=ContactRoot
BindDN = <your kerio account name or email address>

The first time tBird access the LDAP, you'll be prompted for your password. You have the option to save it so you won't be asked again.

Good is better than evil because it's nicer
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pokeitwithastick

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In order to test this directory server I would need to know that when I put addresses in my Contacts list thru the webmail they will be listed in the LDAP server. Is this the case?

If so I'll create a test address entry thru webmail and then see if I can see it when I isolate my LDAP address book in Tbird.

Thanks.

EDIT:
So in TB I isolated the LDAP address book thru Tools>Options>Composition>Addressing and then selecting only the Directory server as the active address autocompletion book and I got no joy when I created a new message and strated typing in addresses to the addy bar.
Also I R-clicked on the LDAP addy book and go to the properties>offline>download now and when I do it says "replication succeeded", so either there's no entries or it's not connecting...

[Updated on: Wed, 11 February 2009 21:45]

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pokeitwithastick

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All Righty. So We've ignored this issue long enough.
I've been asked to solve it and if I can't we're moving to either exchange or gmail.
I still can't get LDAP to work in Thunderbird.
I know I've got addresses saved in Kerio because my Android phone has created them on the work account and I can see them in webmail.

When I try to create a LDAP address book in Tbird 7 i still get no joy.
This is my LDAP properties window in Tbird
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If i can't solve this we are moving to another platform. Oops I already said that.

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BudDurland

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I have LDAP working on my machine:

Name: WorkLDAP
Hostname: mail.example.com
BaseDn: objectClass=Person
Port Number: 636
Bind DN: <my user name>

On the 'Advanced' tab, I have:

Search filter: (objectclass=person)

t-bird will insist that you configure an exception for the server certificate if you are using an internally generated one


Hope this helps

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Pavel Dobry (Kerio)

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pokeitwithastick wrote on Thu, 13 October 2011 17:14
All Righty. So We've ignored this issue long enough.
I've been asked to solve it and if I can't we're moving to either exchange or gmail.
I still can't get LDAP to work in Thunderbird.
I know I've got addresses saved in Kerio because my Android phone has created them on the work account and I can see them in webmail.

When I try to create a LDAP address book in Tbird 7 i still get no joy.
This is my LDAP properties window in Tbird
./fa/2346/0/
If i can't solve this we are moving to another platform. Oops I already said that.


There is no problem with LDAP lookup from Thunderbird. Make sure that Kerio Connect is listening on port 389 (and the port is not used by other system service). This is clearly a configuration issue.
You can also enable debug logging for LDAP server (see the manual). It will tell you where is the problem.
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