iChat and LDAP

Rob Mauizi asked if there was some way to configure Address Book and iChat such that you could lookup and add UVM buddies, identified by their NetIDs in your Jabber sessions.

Almost. Using Directory Access, confgured it for LDAPv3. In People mappings, mapped local IMHandle to uvmLDAP uid. IMHandle is used by Address Book to display contact’s IM address. Unfortunately, this is interpreted ONLY as AIM info, so if you lookup "Smith" in iChat AIM buddy window, it grabs the persons IMHandle (in oour case, uid) ; if you lookup "Smith" in Jabber buddy window, get right Name Address email, but leaves Jabber ID blank. Grrr.

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