LDAP Attributes Mapping in Mozilla Thunderbird

This section provides a tutorial example on how to search email addresses on a LDAP server and see its mapped attributes in Mozilla Thunderbird.

Once a LDAP server is configured in Mozilla Thunderbird, it will become an address book listed in the "Address Book" manager.

Here is what I did to access email addresses from a LDAP server in the "Address Book" manager.

1. Click "Address Book" in menu. The "Address Book" manager window displayed.

2. Click to open "Herong's LDAP" server listed in the left pane. And enter "herong" to search email addresses from the LDAP server. Matched results are listed.

3. Click to open herong@herongyang.com. Address details are displayed.

LDAP - Search Address in Mozilla Thunderbird
LDAP - Search Address in Mozilla Thunderbird

If are wondering how each address field is populated, here is the mapping table between LDAP attributes and address fields.

Address Field    LDAP Attribute
-------------    --------------
FirstName        givenname
LastName         sn
LastName	       surname
DisplayName      cn
DisplayName      commonname
DisplayName      displayname
NickName         xmozillanickname
PrimaryEmail     mail
SecondEmail      xmozillasecondemail
WorkPhone        telephonenumber
HomePhone        homephone
FaxNumber        fax
FaxNumber        facsimiletelephonenumber
PagerNumber      pager
PagerNumber      pagerphone
CellularNumber   mobile
CellularNumber   cellphone
CellularNumber   carphone
WorkAddress      postofficebox
WorkAddress      streetaddress
WorkCity         l
WorkCity         locality
WorkState        st
WorkState        region
WorkZipCode      postalcode
WorkZipCode      zip
WorkCountry      countryname
JobTitle         title
Department       ou
Department       orgunit
Department       department
Department       departmentnumber
Company          o
Company          company
WorkCountry      countryname
_AimScreenName   nscpaimscreenname
WebPage1         workurl
WebPage2         homeurl
BirthYear        birthyear
Custom1          custom1
Custom2          custom2
Custom3          custom3
Custom4	         custom4
Notes            notes
Notes            description
PreferMailFormat xmozillausehtmlmail
LastModifiedDate modifytimestamp

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Linux Systems

 Cockpit - Web Portal for Administrator

 Process Management

 Files and Directories

 Users and Groups

 File Systems

 Block Devices and Partitions

 LVM (Logical Volume Manager)

 Installing CentOS

 SELinux - Security-Enhanced Linux

 Network Connection on CentOS

 Software Package Manager on CentOS - DNF and YUM

 vsftpd - Very Secure FTP Daemon

 Postfix - Mail Transport Agent (MTA)

 Dovecot - IMAP and POP3 Server

 Email Client Tools - Mail User Agents (MUA)

LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)

 What Is LDAP

 What Is OpenLDAP

 Install OpenLDAP Server on CentOS

 Configure OpenLDAP Server on CentOS

 Use OpenLDAP Client Tools

 Delete or Modify LDAP Entries

 LDIF File Format

 Hierarchical Structure of LDAP Entries

 Install OpenLDAP Server on CentOS 8

 Configure Mozilla Thunderbird to Use LDAP

LDAP Attributes Mapping in Mozilla Thunderbird

 Configure Apple iPhone to Use LDAP

 Administrative Tasks

 References

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