ZCS Administrator Guide 8.0
ZCS Administrator Guide 8.0
Open Source Edition


Zimbra LDAP Service > Global Address List

Global Address List
The Global Address List (GAL) is a company directory of users, usually within the organization itself, that is available to all users of the email system. VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server uses the company directory to look up user addresses from within the company.
For each VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server domain you can configure GAL to use:
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The VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server Web Client can search the GAL. When the user searches for a name, that name is turned into an LDAP search filter similar to the following example, where the string %s is the name the user is searching for.
 
GAL Attributes in VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server
The Attributes Mapped to VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server Contact table maps generic GAL search attributes to their VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server contact fields.
LDAP attributes are mapped to GAL entry fields. For example, the LDAP attribute displayName and cn can be mapped to GAL entry field fullName. The mapping is configured in the zimbraGalLdapAttrMap attribute.
VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server GAL Search Parameters
GAL is configured on a per-domain basis. To configure the attributes, you can run the GAL Configuration Wizard from the administration console.
Modifying Attributes
Additions, changes and deletions to the GAL attributes are made through the Zimbra administration console or from the zmprov CLI utility.
Users can modify attributes for their account in the directory when users change their options from the Zimbra Web Client, they also modify the attributes when they change their preferences.
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