Configuring Lotus Notes directory for use with UnitySync

Created: 2012-04-20 08:09:59
Modified: 2017-05-31 16:28:37
Tags: Lotus Notes / Domino UnitySync


  • Minimum of Notes R5 server is required as an LDAP source for directory synchronization.
  • An account that has add and delete access to the names.nsf database on the Notes server.
  • LDAP
  • Directory Catalog is not supported.

To configure LDAP for use with UnitySync, the following steps will be required:

  1. First, open the server’s address book as an administrator using Notes client. From there select Server/Servers and open the properties of the server you plan to sync with.
  2. LDAP can be configured by selecting the Ports/Internet Ports/Directory tabs from the server properties screen. You must make sure that LDAP is enabled and that it has a valid TCP/IP port that does not conflict with other software. The Name & Password authentication must be set to Yes.
  3. Save the Server configuration screen and select Server/Configurations from the left side. If there is not a configuration entry for your server click Add Configuration. Otherwise edit what’s already in place.
  4. 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.
  5. Select the LDAP tab. Edit the screen and make sure “Allow LDAP users write access” is set to Yes. You can take the defaults for all other options.
  6. If you have just enabled LDAP you may have to restart the server or consult the Lotus Notes documentation on starting the LDAP service.

Logon ID Syntax

Lotus Notes is a direct translation of the FULL user id. There is only one Organization field. All other structure fields are usually Organizational Unit fields. Use the cn=name,o=org format as your UnitySync Login ID.


Example Logon
John Doe cn=John Doe
John Doe/CPS cn=John Doe,o=CPS
John Doe/Products/CPS cn=John Doe,ou=Products,o=CPS
John Doe/Development/Products/CPS cn=John Doe,ou=Development,ou=Products,o=CPS
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