Campus LDAP

By: Richard Glaser - Revised: 2006-07-05 devin


There is a LDAP server on campus that you can setup with Address Book, which would give you simpler functionality as web campus staff directory at Setting up the Address Book in Mac OS X will allow you to automatically lookup emails for persons in mail other mail clients that support it.

Note, searching the LDAP directory is restricted to campus subnets. So, if you want to use it off-campus you will need to connect to the campus VPN.

Add LDAP Configuration

Launch Address Book, open up "Preferences", then select LDAP. Click the "+" to create the "U of U LDAP" configuration.

Address Book -> Preferences -> LDAP

Enter the following information:
  1. For "Name" ,University of Utah LDAP or whatever you want to call it.
  2. For "Server, enter
  3. For "Search Base", enter (that is the letter "o" not the number "0")

Address Book -> Preferences -> LDAP -> U of U LDAP Config

Searching Campus LDAP

Address Book
Once, the campus LDAP configuration has been setup, you can use Address Book to search it. Open the Address Book, click on the "Directories" in the "Group" column and then enter the person you want to search, for example, I enter "chems" in the search...

Address Book -> Directory -> Example

Apple Mail
In regards, to Apple Mail application, you will need to select "Automatically complete addresses" in the Mail -> Preferences -> Composing pane.