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This page describes how to create and configure an LDAP server as a target in Jitterbit Studio. For additional information see Using LDAP Sources and Targets.


Creating an LDAP Target

You can choose to create a new LDAP target on its own, or within an existing operation. For more information on how sources and targets work within operations, see Creating an Operation.


Creating a New LDAP Target as a Standalone Target

Within your project within in Jitterbit Design Studio, there are several ways to you create a new LDAP targetLDAP target by any of:

  • Go to File > New > New Target. In the popup, select LDAP as the type.; or

  • In the tree on the left, right-click on TargetTargets and select New Target. In the popup, select LDAP as the type.; or
  • In the top toolbar, click the

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In the popup,


select LDAP


 as the type


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Your new target appears in its own New Target tab in the right pane of the window.




 If you create a standalone target

via one of the above

using any of these methods, note that it is not connected to


an operation.

To use the target you have just created in an operation, follow Use Existing

See Using an Existing LDAP Target in an Existing Operation


 below to use the new target.


Creating a New LDAP Target in an Existing Operation

A target is usually created by default when you create a new operation. If you have already created an operation(The exception is an operation that consists only of a script.) With an existing operation, you can specify the type of the its target as followsby:

  • Within an operation, double-click Double-clicking on the target icon. In ; in the popup, select Create New Target. In the configuration screen, use the Type dropdown to select LDAP.

    Within an operation, right-click on the source icon and select Create New Target.

    ; or

  • Right-clicking on the target icon and selecting Create New Target 

In the configuration screen that appears, use the Type dropdown to select LDAP, as shown above.


Using an Existing LDAP Target in an Existing Operation

A target is created by default when you create a new operation. If you already have To use an existing LDAP target you want to usein an existing operation with a target, you can use it in the operation as followsset it by any of:

  • Within an the operation, double-click clicking on the target icon. In the target icon, and in the resulting popup, select selecting the existing target from desired LDAP target from the list.; or

  • Within an the operation, right-click clicking on the target icon and choose target icon, choosing Select Existing Target. In , and in the resulting popup, select selecting the existing target from desired LDAP target from the list.; or

  • Drag Dragging the existing target from desired LDAP target from the tree on the left and drop dropping it onto the target icon on existing target icon of the operation.

Configuring an

LDAP Target

LDAP Target

After you have created a new LDAP targetan LDAP target, the configuration screen will open in the main view of Design Studio. You can get back return to the configuration screen at any time by double-clicking on the target icon in the operation, or by double-clicking on the target in the tree on the left.

The basic configuration screen should look will appear similar to the example below. Each configurable option is explained as follows.Image Removedthis example:

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  • Name: Enter an appropriate, unique name for your new sourcethe target.
  • Type: Use the dropdown to select LDAP, if it is not already selectedspecified.
  • Connection Parameters: Specify the details for your LDAP connection as follows:
    • Server: Enter the name of the LDAP server you want to post data to. The example uses 'localhost' but here you would enter the server name of your LDAP domain.Login & of the LDAP domain (required).

    • Login and Password: If applicable, enter a username and password that will allow allows access to your the LDAP server. You can leave Leave these fields blank if no username or password is required.


      NOTE: As of version 8.14.0, you can now use global variables and project variables in LDAP sources and targets. This can be used for example to set the username and password for logging into the LDAP server.

    • Use default port: 
    • & Port: By default, this box is checked to use the default port 389. If your LDAP server uses a port other than the default (389), uncheck this box and enter the port number into
    • The default port is 389 for LDAP. For a different port, deselect the Use default port checkbox and enter a port to use in the Port field.
    • Base Distinguished Name: If you wish to  To access the LDAP source target starting from a particular path, you can also supply a Base Distinguished Name. This will be the starting point when querying when querying the LDAP source for target for data when this source target definition is used in an LDAP transformation.
    • Connection Mode: Choose the an appropriate connection security mode. If you choose , if required. When Secure connection is specified, the second checkbox for Enable SSL will then become  becomes available.
    • Test Connection: Click  Clicking the Image Removed button to verify the Image Added button will test the LDAP target; it will fail if unable to make a connection to the LDAP server with the provided connection parameters.
    • Click the Save button in either the main toolbar or the target's toolbar to save the configuration.


TIP: As of Harmony version 8.14.0, you can use global and project variables in LDAP sources and targets. They can be used to specify the server, login, password, and Base Distinguished Name used with the LDAP server.

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