[Svn] LDAP Contact Modification

richs at whidbey.net richs at whidbey.net
Fri Apr 11 17:22:13 CEST 2008

Hi all,

We're planning (internally) to change the way LDAP address books behave 
in Roundcube, by permitting users to modify their contacts.  This way 
the address book can be updated and shared with desktop clients.

There are several ways to do this.

A. Add an "Import from LDAP" and "Export to LDAP" button, allowing 
someone to synchronize MySQL with LDAP at will.

B. Provide the option to replace the MySQL address book with LDAP.  This 
way only one address book would be seen and modifiable.

C. Simply make LDAP modifyable as-is. This appears to be the approach 
being taken in Thunderbird 3.0.

In case I missed it, has anyone worked on this so far?  Justin if you're 
still on the list, is this something you might have already thought up?

We're also curious if/how others are modifying LDAP address books. Turba?

In a related question, has anyone worked on the Import/Export address 
book feature (since September 2007 or so?).

Reading from LDAP works great already, but without a convenient way to 
change this information, it has limited applications.  We're hoping if 
we do this that we'll be able to make it generic enough to commit.

Thanks for any feedback!

Rich Sandberg
richs at whidbey.net

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