Configuring business cards using an LDAP directoryAdded by IBM on November 23, 2011 | Version 1 (Original)
|Follow these steps to configure the business card using an LDAP directory. Domino® LDAP is considered an LDAP directory.
Follow these steps to configure the business card using an LDAP directory. Domino
® LDAP is considered an LDAP directory.
Before you begin
Before you start setting up your business cards, be sure the following conditions are true for your site.
- IBM® Lotus® Domino and IBM Sametime Community Server have been installed and configured
- Sametime authentication is configured to use an LDAP directory
- The LDAP server is running and accessible by the Sametime Community Server
- All LDAP attributes needed by Business Card are accessible for query via anonymous connection or by using a specific bind account and password
- The Sametime Community Server is running
- For Domino LDAP only: To allow anonymous users to access required user details, you can edit the All Servers document in names.nsf. Under the LDAP tab, all LDAP attributes that you want to be retrieved by anonymous users should be added to the list of Anonymous Users Can Query.
About this task
This task must be completed separately for each server within a Sametime Community Server cluster.
- Log in to the Integrated Solutions Console.
- Click Sametime System Console -> Sametime Servers -> Sametime Community Servers.
- In the Sametime Community Servers list, click the deployment name of the server with the business card information that you want to add or change.
- Click the Business Card tab.
- In the Business Card Contents section, select the attribute you want displayed in users' business cards, and then click Add to include the selected attribute. If you do not want to display any pre-selected information, select each attribute, and then click Remove.
- Under Attribute Definition, choose Attribute Values that are appropriate for your deployment. Each LDAP directory has its own naming schema, so be sure to confirm that each attribute value selected for display is mapped to the correct LDAP attribute as defined by your LDAP schema. If you prefer to map another attribute value to the attribute name instead of the default value, then choose User Defined.
The following table lists the default attribute value that is mapped to each attribute name.
Table 1. Attribute names and values
|Attribute Name||Attribute Value|
LDAP does not contain the postalAddress
field. The value retrieved for this LDAP attribute is the concatenation of City
, and Country
. Also, Domino
LDAP contains a hidden field for the ou
attribute. This field cannot be set through the Domino
LDAP, and a third-party LDAP management tool can be used to add a value to it.
- If you select User Defined for an Attribute Value, then enter an attribute to map to the Attribute Name.
- Click OK.
- Restart the Sametime Community Server.
What to do next
In a configuration where:
- Sametime is configured with LDAP
- UserInfo is configured to ignore configuration updates
- The Sametime ID is configured to an attribute different then a DN
You must add additional parameters to the UserInfoConfig.xml
file to correctly support this type of Sametime ID.
Parent topic: Managing business cards
- Open theUserInfoConfig.xml file.
- Locate the StorageDetail tag of the relevant LDAP and add the following flags:
UserIdAttribute= <the chosen attribute for userid such as cn>
PersonObjectClass= <the required object class such as OrganizationalPerson>
- Save and close the file.
- Restart the server.