Directory service account basic settings

The following table provides information and tips for entering basic LDAP settings in the Outlook Accounts preferences dialog box.



Account description

This is how your account is labeled in Outlook. You can give the account any name that is helpful to you.

LDAP server

Enter the name of the server that is provided by your Internet service provider or system administrator.

Override default port

To be able to edit the port number that follows the server address, select this check box.

Use SSL to connect (recommended)

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is an encryption technology that helps improve the security of the account.


The administrator of the LDAP server determines whether the server requires authentication, and if this is the case, what kind of authentication it uses.

User name

Enter your user name for the LDAP server.


Enter your password for the LDAP server.

Kerberos ID

If you have an Exchange account, you may already see one or more Kerberos IDs to select from. Or, click the Kerberos ID pop-up menu, and then click Create a New ID.

Important: When you create a new ID in Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard) or earlier, you are asked for your name, password, and realm. Realm is another name for a "domain." In the Authenticate to Kerberos dialog box, in the Name field, enter your Account ID. This is sometimes the part of your e-mail address before the "@" symbol. In the Realm field, you must enter the domain name in all uppercase letters, such as "ALPINESKIHOUSE.COM".

See also

Directory service account advanced settings

About adding accounts

Add an Exchange account

Find a contact

Add a directory service (LDAP) account

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