With Release 5.3, we can easily integrate the information that is stored on our corporate directory server with our Cisco MeetingPlace system. By using LDAP technology, Release 5.3 creates an all-inclusive meta-directory that combines and synchronizes Microsoft Active Directory or Netscape/SunOne/iPlanet directory information with Cisco MeetingPlace system information.
Benefits of Release 5.3 include the following:
For new Cisco MeetingPlace enterprise systems, Release 5.3 eliminates the need to manually create new profiles in the Cisco MeetingPlace system.
For existing systems, Release 5.3 simplifies ongoing maintenance of user information in the system. Name changes, additions, deletions, and changes in status can be automatically propagated from your corporate directory to the Cisco MeetingPlace system.
Release 5.3 supports the following directory servers:
Microsoft Active Directory 2000 and 2003:
Microsoft Active Directory allows you to store, access, manipulate organizational information about users and resources, and manage all elements of a networked environment, such as computers, groups, users, policies, and other user-defined objects.
Netscape/SunOne/iPlanet LDAP Directory Server Version 4 and Version 5:
Netscape/SunOne/iPlanet is a general purpose LDAP directory that stores, publishes, and centrally manages users and network resources.
Cisco CallManager directory
Synchronizations of user data from the Cisco CallManager directory allow the Cisco MeetingPlace system to support IP telephony users who are configured in Cisco CallManager.
In order to integrate Cisco MeetingPlace server with Active Directory we need to install/configure Cisco MeetingPlace Directory Services. We can follow the given url for complete Cisco MeetingPlace and AD integration :