To create a new address book:
The "General" tab in a domain address book's configuration section is used to edit its name as well as the organizational unit (delegation) it belongs to:
Once you've typed the name or set the delegation, click "Save" to confirm.
|The asterisk indicates that this field is mandatory. The name cannot be left empty.|
You can now create domain address books that synchronize with LDAP (from BlueMind 3.5.5) and AD (from BlueMind 3.5.11) directories. Among other things, this feature allows you to view large directories and filter – or not – address book contacts.
LDAP address book administration is dependent upon a specific role that needs to be assigned to administrators:
Erratum: AD address books can be created from version 3.5.11, despite some later versions only mentioning LDAP.
This role is independent so that selected administrators are only able to create simple domain address books.
To be able to create address books, the user must also be assigned the role "Manage domain address books".
Like for other roles, this role can be delegated either to a group (e.g. to assign it to all administrators) or individually to specific users only.
To find out more, go to the page about Delegated Administration.
External address books are created the same way as standard address books:
Fill in the information for the directory you want to connect, e.g. an LDAP address book:
This box can only contain the name of an LDAP attribute that meets the following conditions:
The "General" tab in the address book configuration page is used to:
By default, newly-created address books are not shared with any users.
Address book rights can be assigned to:
The following rights can be assigned:
Despite the "can [...] update" mention, users cannot edit LDAP address book contacts as synchronization is restricted to viewing.
The only relevant rights are "can see this address book" and "manage sharing".
By enabling this box, the sharing option's settings are applied to all domain users.
This section is used to select people or groups you want to assign rights to.
Start typing the user's or group's name in the text box and confirm by typing enter or clicking on the name suggested by autocomplete.
This is useful for a sales address book for example, in which the whole sales team (a group) can view client contact cards while the sales manager who has write and administration privileges can create and edit contact cards and if they choose to, give one or several of their colleagues the right to edit contacts too.
For users to be able to view an address book in BlueMind, they must be subscribed to it.
There are two ways to do this:
The address book can then be seen in the Contacts application of the user(s) selected: