This series covers the installation and configuration of Google Apps Directory Sync. This, the third part of the series, covers the LDAP Configuration options of Google Apps Directory Sync.
The LDAP Configuration tab allows you to enter the details of your local LDAP server. In this example we are using Active Directory, but the GADS tool also supports others.
This is the type of directory service you are connecting to. In this case we are going to use MS Active Directory, Microsoft’s directory services, but GADS also supports OpenLDAP and Lotus Domino among others
Select either standard LDAP or LDAP+SLL for a secure connection. Depending on the configuration of your Active Directory server you many need to make some additional configuration changes to support SSL.
The standard LDAP port is 389, for SSL use 636.
If your LDAP servers supports anonymous queries select Anonymous, otherwise choose Simple and enter the login details of an account with permission to connect to query the LDAP server.
The Base DN (Distinguished Name) is the top level of your Active Directory server data that you wish GADS to access. For example, if your local domain is “School.com” and you only want GADS to synchronise user accounts in an Organisational Unit called “Teachers” within an Organisational Unit called “Users” use the following syntax:
You can test your configuration by clicking the “Test connection” button at the bottom of the page.