Enter the LDAP attributes on this tab.
|LDAP Server||Specifies the LDAP server to use to authenticate users.|
|Root Directory||Enter the root search directory you want to begin searching against. If
this field is left blank, the search starts at the LDAP default directory.
Click Find Root to locate the default root of the LDAP
The Ricoh ESA has been integrated with ADSI (Active Directory Service Interface). With ADSI, Microsoft is able to offer a COM-component for access to various directory services. ADSI is a component of Windows 2000.
The structure of a directory service is hierarchic and it can be seen as a directory tree: there is a root where you can start from to other entries. The root can contain containers (knots) and leaves. Containers themselves can contain other entries while leaves mark the end of a branch in a directory tree. Every entry in this directory describes an object and has specific attributes. Conceptually the root is the topmost entry in a LDAP hierarchy. This can be illustrated with the Windows file system: the hard disk C: is the root, the directories/folders are the containers and the files are the leaves.
The LDAP standard requires that all LDAP directories maintain a special entry, called the Root DS Entry, or Root DSE. This entry provides a set of standard operational attributes that the user can read to find out fundamental characteristics of the directory and the server. The Root DSE can also provide any number of vendor-specific attributes.
One of the standard operational attributes is defaultNamingContext. This attribute contains the distinguished name (DN) of the root of the directory. In Windows 2000, this is the DN of the Domain container at the root of the current tree. By reading the defaultNamingContext attribute from the Root DSE, you can discover what domain you are logged in to at run time. When you press the Test button, the domain you are logged into is displayed.
Note: When the root is left blank, and you press the Test button, the results may differ from when you actually run the server with Ricoh ESA component (equipped with Authentication). A blank root uses the default value, which is retrieved from the account that you are logged into the machine as. However, when you run the server, you are logged in as LocalSystem (or whichever user name you specify on the Service tab), possibly yielding different results. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you either supply the root or log in to the service with a user name and password different than LocalSystem.
Enter the LDAP credentials to gain access to LDAP server to lookup user entries.
|Searching the Database||
Select from the following options to search the entries in the address book directory services database:
To test the settings, click the Test button and enter a user name as it will be entered on the MFP. This verifies that an email address and display name can be found for the user on the LDAP server.