Connecting Ring contacts to LDAP¶
It is possible for Ring to search contacts in an LDAP directory. At the moment, this is only possible with the Gnome client. This is done by configuring gnome-contacts and evolution to search LDAP for contacts.
Connecting gnome-contacts to LDAP¶
- Open Evolution
- From the contacts tab, right click and select New Address Book
- Fill the requested information depending on your LDAP configuration. Here is an example:
Connecting to LDAP section:¶
|Type||On LDAP Servers|
|name||<choose a name>|
|Autocomplete with this address book||checked|
|server||hostname of your LDAP server|
|port||port of your LDAP server|
|Authentication Method||Using distinguished name (DN)|
|Authentication Username||<ldap username>|
Using LDAP section:¶
|Browse until limit is reached||checked|
- Launch gnome-contacts. You should be asked for your LDAP password and the LDAP contacts will appear.
- Launch Ring and your LDAP contacts will be shown.