Configuration of Netscape for Tecfa LDAP

Try EITHER the basic or the advanced configuration. For other clients, please document yourself.

Basic Configuration

Open the Communicator->AddressBook

File->New Directory

Enter the following:

   Description: TECFA
   LDAP Server:
   Server Root:

   (don't login with name and password and leave port number alone)

Advanced Configuration

WARNING: This may damage your configuration files

NEXT WARNING: This applies only to Netscape 4.51 (for other versions or other clients, please document yourself ! Our LDAP page or the Help button may help .....

Advanced configuration will give you better search options in the address book, e.g. you can sort our students by promotion ...

For more information about Netscape 4.5 configuration, you can read Customizing LDAP Settings For Communicator 4.5 or just blindly follow my instructions:

Avanced Communicator configuration can only be done by the editing the user preferences file !

  1. EXIT Netscape now ! (Save this page as ... before)
  2. Edit with a TEXT EDITOR (ascii) the file preferences.js (or maybe prefs.js on PCs) in your netscape directory. MAKE A COPY BEFORE !!
  3. Add the stuff below (anywhere)

user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.csid", "UTF-8");
user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.description", "TECFA");
user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.filename", "TECFA.na2");
user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.filter1.string", "(& (objectClass=inetOrgPerson) (| (sn=%s) (cn=%s) (ou=%s) (dn=%s)))");
user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.position", 2);
user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.replication.lastChangeNumber", 0);
user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.searchBase", "");
user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.serverName", "");
user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.attributes.custom1", "Promotion:studentPromotion");
user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.attributes.custom2", "Category:studentCategory");
user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.columns", "cn,mail,title,custom2,custom1,telephonenumber");
user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.basicSearchAttributes", "cn,mail,ou,custom2");
user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.attributes.auth", "Prenom et Nom:cn");
user_pref("ldap_2.servers.TECFA.charset", 2);

Finally, You also may try this:
1. Edit->Preferences

2. Open Mail&Newsgroups->Addressing

3. Select TECFA