1. What is LDAP?
LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol which is a client-server protocol for accessing a directory service.
The main idea of LDAP is to keep in one place all the information of a user
(contact details, login, password, permissions),so that it is easier to maintain
by network administrators. For example you can:
- Use the same login/password to login on an Intranet and on your local computer.
- Give specific permissions to a group of user.For example some could access some specific page of your Intranet, or some specific directories on a shared drive.
- Get all the contact details of the people in a company on Outlook for example.
LDAP is used as a phone book on MyPBX so that you can search a key word from your IP phone. MyPBX support LDAP since firmware version x.19.0.23.
This article explains how to use your existing LDAP with different phones. The configuration settings you enter in your phone will alter wildly dependant on how your LDAP server is configured. In this guide, the LDAP settings on all kinds of IP phone are configured according to MyPBX LDAP default settings.
2. Configure LDAP Server on MyPBX
Check the option of “Enable LDAP”, and use default configuration in the other fields. MyPBX acts as one LDAP server.
Default configuration as below:
Root Node: dc=pbx,dc=com
PBX Node: ou=pbx,dc=pbx,dc=com
User Name: cn=admin,dc=pbx,dc=com
Password: (fill in as required)
Then you can add contacts as required.
3. Several kinds of IP phone using LDAP
Some examples are given to illustrate the actual application process, there are Yealink IP Phone, Cisco SPA 50X IP Phone, Zoiper Softphone and Bria Softphone.
1. More details about using LDAP in Yealink IP Phone, please refer the following link:
2. More details about using LDAP in Cisco SPA 50X IP Phone, please refer the following link:
3. More details about using LDAP in Zoiper SoftPhone, please refer the following link:
3. More details about using LDAP in Bria SoftPhone, please refer the following link: