This section covers using LDAP data sources to add list members. Please note, you must have experience of querying LDAP directories.
The Unix Section provides an LDAP(Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) driven Authorisation Service which provides a DIT (Directory Information Tree) that contains all schools OU's (Organisational Units) partitioned at college level. These OU's are contained below the authorisation suffix and organised by college.
This service is available to users within the university's local area network and you do not need to provide a username and password. You can, of course, use a different LDAP service.
Login to the web interface.
On the left hand side of the page, you will see the lists you own and the lists you are a member of.
Select a list you want to add members to by clicking on the blue "admin" icon.
Click on "Edit List Config", then click on "Data sources setup".
First thing, choose whether you want to notify subscribers or not.
Scrolling down the page, you will see "LDAP query inclusion".
The following is an example of a ldap query which returns email addresses of Unix Section staff:
short name for this source: Unix
remote host: authorise.is.ed.ac.uk
SSL ciphers used: ALL
use SSL (LDAPS): Yes
SSL version: sslv3
search scope: sub
connection timeout: 300 seconds
filter: eduniOrganisation=ITI Unix Systems
extracted attribute: mail
selection (if multiple): all
The fields which you need to change are "short name", "suffix" and "filter". Once you have put in the appropriate information, click on "Update" at the bottom of the page to commit the changes.
This article was published on Nov 11, 2013