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  • After defining your LDAP source and target, you need to identify the specific LDAP data required from a directory service, or, if updating LDAP, the class objects to updated.

  • With the transformation wizard, you can choose LDAP source and target structures. Transformations can be defined from LDAP source structures to any other supported target and from any supported Source Structure to LDAP target.

  • In most cases you will probably choose LDAP as a source or target and another type of structure that you wish to integrate with LDAP.

  • In the transformation wizard, create a new transformation and choose LDAP as the source and target structure:

    • Select the LDAP source which you previously defined so that Jitterbit can expose the objects available to you based on the objects available in your LDAP server:

      • Next, the wizard allows you to view all the classes available in that LDAP Server. If you are using Active Directory, you will probably see many different types of classes listed.

      • Jitterbit provides a Search for capability to narrow down you object search:

        • Choose User the object classes from which to get data. Jitterbit lets you select from among attributes of the source. This saves the user from having to manipulate large tree data structures during transformation. Attributes may come from the root class or an auxiliary class related to the root. e.g., to access exchange mailbox information you will need to access the MailRecipient auxiliary class and select the attributes of interest from that class. To select an auxiliary class, right-click on the root class user and select the auxiliary classes. This will list all associated auxiliary classes and when you select the ones you are interested in then their attributes will become available.
  • Once you have selected all the desired attributes, for the LDAP source you can define a Base Distinguished Name path to start the query from. If you have entered this into the LDAP Source definition, then you do not need to enter anything here; however, if you have not and you need to start querying at a particular path then you can enter it here.

  • Defining the LDAP Target takes the user through an identical journey except LDAP as a target does not include the ability to specify an LDAP Filter as that would not apply to targets.

  • After defining your structures through the transformation wizard Jitterbit will display the LDAP source and target structures and you are ready to start Mapping.