Information Services

Add list members via data sources - web interface

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:

SSL ciphers used: ALL

use SSL (LDAPS): Yes

SSL version: tls

remote password:

remote user:

suffix: ou=people,ou=central,dc=authorise,dc=ed,dc=ac,dc=uk

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.