Accessing LDAP via web

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Sun Oct 18 23:12:19 UTC 2009

In the last episode (Oct 18), carmel_ny said:
> On Sun, 18 Oct 2009 20:57:52 +0700 (ICT)
> Olivier Nicole (Olivier.Nicole at replied:
> >> I am probably doing this all wrong. I have an OpenLDAP server set up
> >> that works correctly.  I wanted to be able to access it via "LDAP://"
> >> from my laptop when traveling.  Unfortunately, that is not working. 
> >> When
> >
> >An LDAP server is not something that you access through a web browser.
> >
> >The naming of the form ldap:// does not mean you can access it with
> >Firefox or IE, or other web browser.
> >
> >Now you may consider installing something like phpldapadmin that lets you
> >administer an LDAP server through a web interface.
> I have email clients on my laptops that can access the LDAP server when
> connected via my LAN.  When traveling that is not readily possible (is
> it)?  Therefore, how can I accomplish this or is it not possible?
> Remember, I am not attempting to administer the LDAP server, but rather
> access its stored data.

You will probably want to use an email client to access the ldap database. 
Seamonkey, for example, has an Address Book window where you can add an
external LDAP directory server and then do searches on it.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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