Users and groups in an LDAP directory are described by a variety of attributes. For example, the value for a user's first name is often stored as the givenname
attribute and the last name as the sn
(surname) attribute. Not all LDAP directories define attributes in the same way.
To display accurate information about users and groups in the IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ user interface, such as names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses when Lotus Quickr controls directory services, you might need to change some of the default attributes. For example, by default the Lotus Quickr assumes an LDAP directory uses the sn
attribute to define a user's last name. However, if your LDAP directory uses the lastname
attribute instead, you must use the qpconfig.xml file to specify the correct attribute.
Perform the following steps to customize the attributes displayed for users and groups:
- Change values in the <schema> element of the qpconfig.xml file as required by your LDAP directory. The following example shows lastname for the <last_name> value instead of the default value of sn.
Using distinguished names as the display name is not supported.
- Save the modified qpconfig.xml file.
- Enter the following command at the server console to restart the HTTP task on the server:
- If there are existing places, use the qptool updatemember command to update places to reflect the change. This step is not necessary if you have updated only attributes that are used in authentication, for example <display_name>, because these are updated automatically when you restart the http task.
If your LDAP directory server allows anonymous access, ensure it will return the attributes you specify.
Parent topic: Customizing Lotus Quickr control of directory services: qd85