LDAP: Shared Contact Groups on a Network

The LDAP protocol was created to let users share contact information over a network by sharing access to a central directory. LDAP allows a company to maintain a shared set of contact information. Many companies keep a common LDAP address book for all their employees or for client contacts.

To learn how to add a remote directory to your available contact folders, see Contact Management. Remote groups of contacts appear under the On LDAP Servers item in the shortcut bar. They work like a local folder of cards, with the following exceptions:

Configuring Evolution to use LDAP

For information about setting up Evolution to use LDAP, refer to Contact Management.