callmanager 5 - phone directory

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Sep 3rd, 2007

Hi, is it possible to create a phone directory on callmanager that I can access via the phone?

I would rather not use ldap to access an external directory.

On callmanager express this is auto created when you add an extension, but this is not the case on callmanager 5.

Hope you can help

Correct Answer by Rob Huffman about 9 years 5 months ago

Hi Norman,

CCM 5.X no longer has an embedded DC Directory but you still have options.

Using the Cisco CallManager Database Versus the Corporate LDAP Directory

Two options exist for using directory information:

**To use only the Cisco CallManager database for users, which is the default functionality when you install Cisco CallManager, Release 5.0, create users with End User Configuration to add to the database (password, names, device association, and so forth). Authentication takes place against the information that is configured in Cisco CallManager Administration. End users and administrators can make password changes if this method is used. This method does not entail LDAP synchronization.

To use the Corporate LDAP directory (either Microsoft Active Directory or Netscape Directory) with Cisco CallManager, the following steps must take place:

For users to use their LDAP corporate directory passwords, the Cisco CallManager administrator must configure LDAP authentication (System > LDAP > LDAP Authentication).

Administrators cannot configure LDAP authentication unless they first configure LDAP synchronization. Doing so blocks further End User configuration.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_administration_guide_chapter09186a008037e2d0.html#wp1071309

End User Configuration

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The End User Configuration window in Cisco CallManager Administration allows the administrator to add, search, display, and maintain information about Cisco CallManager end users.

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Note You can modify end user information only if synchronization with an LDAP server is not enabled. To check whether synchronization with an LDAP server is enabled, use the System > LDAP > LDAP System menu option. In the LDAP System window that displays, ensure that the Enable Synchronizing from LDAP Server check box is not checked. If synchronization is enabled, you can view end user data, but you cannot modify the end user data.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_administration_guide_chapter09186a008037ea15.html#wp1059267

Hope this helps!

Rob

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Rob Huffman Mon, 09/03/2007 - 07:24

Hi Norman,

CCM 5.X no longer has an embedded DC Directory but you still have options.

Using the Cisco CallManager Database Versus the Corporate LDAP Directory

Two options exist for using directory information:

**To use only the Cisco CallManager database for users, which is the default functionality when you install Cisco CallManager, Release 5.0, create users with End User Configuration to add to the database (password, names, device association, and so forth). Authentication takes place against the information that is configured in Cisco CallManager Administration. End users and administrators can make password changes if this method is used. This method does not entail LDAP synchronization.

To use the Corporate LDAP directory (either Microsoft Active Directory or Netscape Directory) with Cisco CallManager, the following steps must take place:

For users to use their LDAP corporate directory passwords, the Cisco CallManager administrator must configure LDAP authentication (System > LDAP > LDAP Authentication).

Administrators cannot configure LDAP authentication unless they first configure LDAP synchronization. Doing so blocks further End User configuration.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_administration_guide_chapter09186a008037e2d0.html#wp1071309

End User Configuration

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The End User Configuration window in Cisco CallManager Administration allows the administrator to add, search, display, and maintain information about Cisco CallManager end users.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Note You can modify end user information only if synchronization with an LDAP server is not enabled. To check whether synchronization with an LDAP server is enabled, use the System > LDAP > LDAP System menu option. In the LDAP System window that displays, ensure that the Enable Synchronizing from LDAP Server check box is not checked. If synchronization is enabled, you can view end user data, but you cannot modify the end user data.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_administration_guide_chapter09186a008037ea15.html#wp1059267

Hope this helps!

Rob

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