Created 10 09 2005 - Update 08 17 2009
Fun with LDAP

1.  Some quick notes from a simple LDAP test
2.  LDAP Browsing Software


1.  Some quick notes from a simple LDAP test
LDAP Server
Server                    Windows 2000 Server with DNS, Active Directory and Exchange 2000

Server IP Address         192.168.10.62
Server Domain Name        tds1.lab


iR TCP/IP Configuration
IP Address                192.168.10.104
Subnet                    255.255.255.0
Gateway                   0.0.0.0   
DNS Server settings       192.168.10.62
Domain Name               tsd1.lab

(Make sure you can ping the LDAP server prior to LDAP Registration)


iR LDAP Registration
Additional Settings, System Settings, Down Arrow, Register LDAP Server, Register
Server Name               Anything you want.  This will be the name you see when you choose a registered LDAP server
Server Address            192.168.10.62 (Could be the FQDN)
Location to Start search  dc=tsd1,dc=lab (Not mantatory but will speed up searches in larger trees)
Use SSL                   off
Login Information         Select Use, Enter a user with permission to use LDAP with correct context.  I'll use administrator
                          User      
                          Password   xxxx
Finished                  Press Done serveral times to complete


iR Address book query using LDAP
Additional Functions, Address Book settings, Register, Search on Server, Select your LDAP server
Choose simple or detailed search


Troubleshooting
Make sure you can ping the LDAP Server
Check and recheck your configuration
TCP/IP changes require a reboot, did you?
Grab a packet capture tool and see who is saying what


2.  LDAP Browsing Software
JXplorer is a pretty wicked Open Source alternative
http://www.jxplorer.org/

Softerra's LDAP Administrator is nice but not free  :-(
http://www.ldapadministrator.com/

LDP.exe is a Windows 2000 Support Tools utility
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224543

I used to use Jarek Gawor LDAP Brower.
I could not get it to play nice with SSL
Sadly it's not free anymore.
http://www.openchannelsoftware.com/projects/LDAP_Browser_Editor

Here's some of my notes for LDAP Browser if you happen to find it;
Ensure you have a Java VM installed
Start the tool with the batch file lbe.bat
quick connect, host
click/unclick port number in case you forget the default port number (Clear text is 389 SSL 636)
Enter IP or FQDN into host
Click Use Fetch DNs
Uncheck Anonymous bind
Under User info enter proper user DN and password
In my case, I entered and this accounts password

Here's some screen shots


This will work with the Fetch DN's.  It 's a good test



Edit the Base DN: to remove Schema and Configuration



Here's the result of the above configuration





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