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Re: [Phpgroupware-users] LDAP based address book

From: Brian Johnson
Subject: Re: [Phpgroupware-users] LDAP based address book
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 13:54:26 +0000

Others will likely respond with better info, but even though I don't use ldap
for my contacts (just authentication) I can maybe start you in the right

>From my understanding, when you select that phpgroupware should store it's
contacts in ldap it actually stores them in the database and exports them to

Every change to a contact through phpgroupware then updates the info in the
ldap server

So you can use the ldap contacts with other programs but any changes made by
those programs will not be reflected in phpgroupware and will eventually be
overwritten by phpgroupware

My understanding is that this concept is required because of the inherent
limitations of the ldap system and it's inet org contact standard

Christian Rost (address@hidden) wrote:
> Hi,
> we are using Thunderbird and Outlook (Express) and connected their address 
> books to our
> directory and search for the "mail", "cn", ... attrributes of all user 
> accounts. The
> user accounts
> are stored under "ou=People" as proposed by the PADL Migration-Tools. For 
> additional
> adresses, our
> users maintain their own local address book.
> Is there way to use the phpGW address book in the same way as we're using the 
> Outlook/
> Thunderbird
> address book. That means, read only lookup to information stored in the LDAP 
> tree under
> "ou=People"
> and read/ write access to an private address book stored elsewhere within the 
> LDAP tree
> or in MySQL
> By doing it this way, we can still use the information attached to the 
> user-profiles and
> don't have
> to maintain a copy of these Informations.
> Cheers,
> Christian
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