Address Book X LDAP
Want to transfer contact information to a central LDAP server and keep the LDAP directory updated? This is exactly what ABxLDAP does. It is a companion product to Address Book Server as it does not offer all the rich features. However if you want to use LDAP then it will do the trick for you.
The Address Book X LDAP suite provides a set of tools to share contacts and address book information using a central LDAP directory on the network. The use of LDAP allows many other tools such as Thunderbird and Outlook to access the shared contacts. This is the key factor which distinguishes it from other solution. Within the suite are a number of tools which allow the publishing of contact to an LDAP server as well as several client which provide read-access. Mail and Address Book already have support for an LDAP directory and integrate seamlessly with this suite.
Please take a look at the Getting Started Guide for a overview of the configuration steps.
Furhter installation instructions are included in the Online Manual, which also includes information on getting LDAP up and running.
You can purchase ABxLDAP using Google Checkout and Paypal.
- Tansfer contacts from local Address Book to central LDAP directory.
- iSync integration to transfer contact information in the background in real time
- Support for the following schema mappings is available. Minor configuration changes
could be required.:
- ABxLDAP Person
- Mozilla / Thunderbird
- Microsoft Active Directory's Contact
- Support for Groups
- Schema mapping can be extended to support others
- Support for SSL connection
- German, French and Italian localisation
- Support for multiple e-mail addresses / phone number of the same type (home, work, other or mobile)
- Address Book 4 LDAP allows browsing of all LDAP attributes with read-only access
15th November 2009 - Maintenace release
Restored ability to run on Tiger and Leopard (Mac OS X 10.4 / 5)
3rd September 2009 - Maintenace release
After receiving request to add support for additional fields a new release is now available. This release has also been tested with Snow Leopard (Mac OS X - 10.6) and is recomended for all existing users.
ABxLDAP in the news
Several users have published comments and feedback on various blogs, however this blog in particular provides a balanced review of the product Accessing Mac OS X AddressBook via LDAP on your network as well as ABxLDAP gets better and better
End of life reached
Active development on this project has been stopped, but minor enhancements and bug fixes are still being done. In the near future ABxLDAP will become part of the Address Book Server Suite and included as an optional package with Address Book Client.
Screenshot of ABxLDAP
Presentation / Demo
This presentation demonstrates some of the features and also includes some screenshots.Demonstration / Presentation in PDF
Several features are currently in development and will be included in future releases. Free upgrades are available for all existing users.
If you would like to see the application translated into a different language (other then English / German / French) please send me the suggested translation for it to be included in the future releases. Send your suggestions to : firstname.lastname@example.org.
- OS X 10.4, 10.5 or 10.6
- LDAP directory such as OpenLDAP which is included with OS X