Re: [Evolution] Active Directory

Yeah, ActiveDirectory is just LDAP.  There's a special active directory
backend in connector that has a better/more logical mapping of evolution
fields to active directory fields, and it handles authentication better.


On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 16:55 -0400, Wise, Jeremey wrote:

Figured it out. What the issue was is that AD does not allow you to view
objects that are nested in "folders" (pardon the technical term). What
was happening is that he account was searching and returning results
from the higher level without searching the 'subfolders'. Changing the
setting "Search Scope" to SUB alowed it to parse the 'folders' to find
all my contacts. I also had the "Search Base" set too low down the tree.

Summery: Contact lookups from AD servers does work. You can use
Evolution as an Outlook replacement (statement of exchange fredian


On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 16:20, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 15:55 -0400, Wise, Jeremey wrote: 
Pardon my being a whiner but doesn't this make Evolution as an Exchange
replacement rather broken.

Who ever said it was an Exchange replacement?

 I puchased Evolution under the pretense that
I could replace all major functionality. Being able to query to whom in
corporate the message will be going to is rather critical in nature.

Evolution only speaks the IETF blessed standard protocols. AD is not
an IETF protocol, it's a proprietary Microsoft product (it's not a
protocol afaik). AD is accessed via the proprietary Exchange protocol
(which is not publicly documented and would be a royal pita to reverse
engineer). Connector works with Exchange only when Exchange opens up
the WebDAV interfaces. Perhaps Connector can talk to your AD, but
Evolution certainly cannot.


Now that I am done ranting: Is it (or has someone) build a local
OpenLDAP server and connection from it to AD, then pointed Evolution to
the local Open LDAP service for name lookup? Based on my limited RTFM it
seems this not only can be done but is the only route to get Linux to
speak to AD (ie not just modifications to a client but having to
impliment the full server on each host). 

Input greatly apreaciated.

On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 14:20, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
Evolution doesn't support Active Directory, it only supports LDAP
(unless Connector supports AD, but that's a separate product that I
know very little about - same for most every Evolution hacker).


On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 14:55 -0400, Wise, Jeremey wrote: 
How do I get Evolution to talk to active directory for email account
lookup. I googled around. This is the only major catch for migration
from Outlook to Evolution. It is a 'show stopper' though as I can't type
worth a darn.

Pointing me to documentation is perfectly fine. I googled around and hit
only stuff from RH 6.2 erra.


Jeremey Wise.
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