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Prepare Directory Servers: Domino/Lotus Notes

2019-08-16 10:31:05
Lotus Notes / Domino System Requirements UnitySync 

Configuration Requirements

For Notes, you’ll need at least a Notes R5 server for directory synchronization. You’ll also need an account that has add and delete access to the names.nsf database on the Notes server. This will sync objects to the primary notes addressbook. To create objects in a secondary notes addressbook, see the alternate instructions below.

Configure LDAP for UnitySync

  1. Open the server’s address book as an administrator using a Notes client.
  2. Select > Server/Servers and open the properties of the server you plan to sync with
  3. Enable LDAP
  4. Ensure that the TCP/IP port is valid and does not conflict with other software
  5. Select Ports > Internet Ports > Directory from the server properties screen.
  6. Set Name & Password authentication to Yes
  7. Save the server configuration screen
  8. Select Server > Configurations
  9. If there is not a configuration entry for your server click Add Configuration. Otherwise edit what’s already in place.
  10. If this is a new configuration we recommend using a global configuration by setting Yes to “Use these settings as the default settings for all servers”. Once this is checked an LDAP tab will appear.
  11. Select the LDAP tab
  12. Set “Allow LDAP users write access” to Yes. (the defaults are OK for the other options)

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have just enabled LDAP you may have to restart the server or consult the Lotus Notes documentation on starting the LDAP service.

Login ID Syntax

You must use the full Lotus Notes User ID when authenticating with UnitySync. UnitySync uses LDAP to access Lotus Notes. Below are some examples of translated User IDs:

= Notes = LDAP
Eric Nichols cn=Eric Nichols
Eric Nichols/Dirwiz cn=Eric Nichols,o=Dirwiz
Eric Nichols/Support/Dirwiz cn=Eric Nichols,ou=Support,o=Dirwiz
Eric Nichols/Development/Support/Dirwiz cn=Eric Nichols,ou=development,ou=Support,o=Dirwiz
Eric Nichols/Dirwiz/US cn=Eric Nichols,o=Dirwiz,c=us

Using Directory Assistance to Write to a Secondary Addressbook

Start with our knowledge base article Can UnitySync read/write secondary addressbooks? for an overview. Then visit our technical white paper, Notes Secondary Addressbook, which specifically details the steps to configure your Secondary Addressbook properly.

Once you have finished configuration, if you have trouble syncing with your secondary addressbook, please refer to this knowledge base article: Configured sync to write to Secondary Addressbook, but still getting errors.

That’s all the configuring that’s needed for UnitySync to automatically read records from all addressbooks. If necessary, use excludes options to limit the objects that are actually pulled from the Source addressbooks.

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