Synchronizing contacts with external sources
Speedy can keep directory contacts aligned with an LDAP source. If you install Estos Metadirectories on the Application Suite server, you'll be able to import and synchronize external contact from virtually any source.
Here is an example on how to create a synchronized directory which imports contacts from Active Directory. The procedure for other sources (e.g. MS Exchange..) is similar. Please refer to Estos Metadirectory documentation.
1. Create a new synchronized directory
On the Speedy Web interface, Manage Directories page, create a new Directory flagging the option Synchronized and enter the IP address of the server Estos Metadirectory is installed on (it can be 127.0.0.1 if it is installed on the Application Suite server). LDAP port will be 712, using the credentials choosen during metadirectory installation.
2. Configuring the replicator
Log onto the server Estos metadirectories is installed on. Open Metadirectory Interface through the Start menu link.
Locate the Replicators and add a new one.
Select the "Import" replicator type.
Select the Data Source type and follow the wizard.
Configure fields mapping using the table below
How to map Estos database fields to Speedy
This table shows how to map Estos Metadirectory fields to Speedy fields.
Source Table = Fields takes from the source
Destination Table (Field Name) = Estos Fields
Destination Table (Assigned Fields) = Source fields assigned to Estos fields
|EstosField Name||Speedy Web Interface Label|
|First name||First Name|
|Last name||Last Name|
|Private Phone 2||Speed Dial Home Phone|
|Business Phone 2||Speed Dial Business Phone|
|Mobile Phone 2||Speed Dial Mobile Phone|
Schedule the replication time.
This setting will not affect Speedy, but Speedy schedule must be shorted than Estos.
Configure Speedy Synchronization in Application Suite web page.
LDAP server address = Server IP where Estos Metadirectory is installed
LDAP server TCP port = TCP port configured in Estos Metadirectory (Default 712)
Username/Password = Used to access in Estos Metadirectory
Ldap path = Check it in Database-View of Estos Admin Interface (Usually used for multiple Replicators)
Run the import manually or configure the Schedule Synchronization.
Click on the Synchronize contacts link. After running Metadirectory import once, you can test the synchronization by clicking "Run Now" or activate daily synchronization. The settings may be different for each directory. Each user will be able to manage his or her directories depending on Speedy permission level.
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