Configuring LDAP Settings

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an open standard protocol that is commonly used to communicate with directory servers. Common examples include Microsoft Active Directory, Lotus Domino, SunOne/iPlanet Directory Server and Novell eDirectory. To learn more, visit icons8-external-link-32.png.

Go to Basic Configuration > LDAP Servers to view or configure one or more connections to your organization’s LDAP server. ArcTitan can use LDAP in the following ways:

  • To assist when validating a user login

  • To expand email addresses in non-enveloped emails

  • To provide user account lists in the user directory, mailbox reader and folder replication tabs.

Follow the steps below to add a new LDAP connection.

  1. Click Create New Server and a new server connection form displays.

  2. Complete the following fields:

    • LDAP Server: The name of the LDAP server that ArcTitan attempts to connect to for authentication purposes.

    • LDAP Port: The name of the port that ArcTitan uses to connect to for authentication purposes (default: 636).

    • LDAP Connection Type: select the type of LDAP connection you want to create.

  3. Click Fetch Base DN and the LDAP Base DN field automatically populates.

  4. Using the table below as a reference, complete the other fields in this form.



LDAP Services:

Select the type of LDAP service(s) you want to use.

LDAP directory user:

The user of the LDAP directory, who has read-only permission to search the LDAP directory.

LDAP directory password:

LDAP directory password.

Confirm password:

LDAP directory password.

LDAP user DN:

Root of search for the user in the LDAP directory.

LDAP append base DN:

Base DN text that is appended to the user DN before being used in an LDAP bind to login to the account.

LDAP translate users

Specifies whether the login user should be searched in each search DN path or combines the login ID with the user DN to create an LDAP bind user.

LDAP search DNs

LDAP path(s) where users and distribution groups can be found.

LDAP unique user id attribute

LDAP unique user ID attribute which is required only when Solar Archive uses the restriction mode of GUID.

Associate all email domains

Specifies whether all the email domains, registered in the company settings, should be associated with the LDAP server.

Email Domains

Domain name(s) which determine if an email is inbound, outbound, or internal.


Type of LDAP connection being created.

LDAP primary field name

User's primary SMTP email address.

LDAP primary field pattern

Regular expression that specifies how to extract the email address.

LDAP secondary field name

User's alternative (alias) email address(es).

LDAP secondary field pattern

The regular expression that specifies how to extract the alternate email address.

LDAP display field name

Full name of the user that will be displayed.

LDAP translation key

LDAP attribute name.

LDAP creation date field

The date on which the LDAP account is created.

LDAP Attribute for IMAP Username

The username that will be used to login to the iMAP server when restoring mails to the inbox.

Public Folder Identifier Field

A unique identifier that is used to read a public folder LDAP account. This identifier allows users to switch identity to an account to which they have access to the public folder.

LDAP secondary field format

Format of the secondary field that will be used as an LDAP search term.

LDAP member field name

LDAP field name that has the distribution group members.

Use display name in search

Specifies whether or not the LDAP user’s display name is used in a search.