[Svn] LDAP Contact Modification

Thomas Bruederli roundcube at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 18:44:37 CEST 2008

richs at whidbey.net wrote:
> 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.

I don't see a reason for that if you can access the LDAP directly from 
within RoundCube.
> B. Provide the option to replace the MySQL address book with LDAP.  This 
> way only one address book would be seen and modifiable.

This depends on C. + requires a config option to disable the local address 
> C. Simply make LDAP modifyable as-is. This appears to be the approach 
> being taken in Thunderbird 3.0.

The rcube_ldap class actually implements the interface defined by the 
rcube_contacts class. The write-methods are currently empty (I didn't know 
much about LDAP then and I still don't). Implementing these methods would 
be the first step.
> 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?

I don't think so.

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

I guess not so far.


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