LDAP Address Book

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LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol and is directory of contacts. The LDAP server ldap.aegee.org offers the contact data of all bodies. The same data is available over CardDAV and in https://my.aegee.eu/bodies. It can be setup as address book in different applications. The server is accessible in two modes, both of which enforce encryption of the traffic in different ways:

- port 389, where STARTTLS must be used ( ldap://ldap.aegee.org )

- port 636, LDAP over SSL/TLS (ldaps://ldap.aegee.org )

Mozilla Thunderbird

In Thunderbird 91.0.3 open the Address Book. File → New → LDAP Directory… Provide something as Name, e.g. AEGEE LDAP. As hostname type ldap.aegee.org , Base DN o=AEGEE, tick Use secure connection (SSL), port: 636 → OK. You could reopen the same dialog under Propertis of the new addressbook and select the Offline tab → “Download now”.

Gnome Evolution

Go to File → New → Address Book . Type: “On LDAP Servers” and check “Copy content for offline operation”.

In the tab “Connecting to LDAP” enter as Server: ldap.aegee.org , Leave port: 389, Encryption: STARTTLS, Authentication Method: Anonymous, Username: empty.

In the tab “Using LDAP” enter as Search base “o=AEGEE". (The button ”Find Possible Search Bases“ does not work), Search scope: Subtree. Close the window with OK.

In the “Contacts window” on the new address book the context menu has entry “Refresh”. It downloads the data for locally.