Directory Assistant is a small application for managing a LDAP address book. The focus is to create a very easy to use program, with only the few but necessary features. The target is novice users that have their addresses in an LDAP server.
If you want an advanced application targeted at power users, check out GQ.
Directoryassistant 2.1 released!. After a long development pause, there is a new release. Directoryassistant now has a settings dialog and various small fixes, such as better handling for characters that need to be escaped and improved error messages.
Debian includes Directoryassistant in the latest version, so Debian Sid users should be able to install Directoryassistant using apt.
This is a screenshot from version 2.1:
When you double-click the found entry you can edit the entry:
Directoryassistant uses python, gtk2 and ldap:
Unpack the tarball, cd directoryassistant-2.1/, edit the Makefile (by default it will install in prefix /usr/ but you can change that with the prefix line in the Makefile) and run sudo make install.
Configuration is done by config file, but since 2.1 this ia also possible from the GUI. The config file is very simple. An example is shown below:
[My Ldap Server] ldapurl = ldap://your.ldap.server.com/ bind_dn = cn=someaccount,o=someorg bind_password = yourpassword base_dn = ou=department,ou=People,o=someorg startup_search = myfamilyname add_dn = ou=myunit,ou=department,ou=People,o=someorg
The config should be stored in /etc/directoryassistant or $HOME/.directoryassistant
There is very little development on directoryassistant, it just works.
There is a CVS repository in which the development versions are available
Bugs can be reported in our bug tracker.
You can contact me at olivier (at) bluefish dot openoffice dot nl
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