NAU Directory Services (LDAP): Searching the Directory with Mac OS 10.7 and 10.6

Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.6

This guide will show you how to search the NAU LDAP directory in Mac OS X. You will need to have NAU LDAP set up on your device, per these instructions.  Please note that the NAU Directory is also used by the mail application to suggest recipients. Also note that if you are on campus, you will either need to have a wired network connection, or be connected to the "NAU" wireless network.  "NAU-Guest" will not work.  To connect to "NAU" follow these instructions.

Step 1

Address Book Icon

Click the "Address Book" icon in the application bar at the bottom of the screen.


Step 2

Address Book

Click the red ribbon icon above the search bar in the Address Book.


Step 3

Directory Selection

Under the "Directory" list, click the name of your LDAP account. In this example, it is "NAU LDAP."


Step 4

Search Name

Type the name of the person you want to look up in the search bar. Click the name of the person in the list to bring up their contact information on the right-hand side of the window. You can click "Add Contact" to add the person to your Mac's address book, or "Share" to share the person's contact information with another user.



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iOS 7

This guide will show you how to search the NAU LDAP directory on iOS 7. This process is the same for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad devices.  In order to use this guide, you will need to set up NAU LDAP on your device.  To do this, follow these instructions.  Note that if you are on the NAU campus, you will need to connect to the "NAU" wireless network.  "NAU-Guest" will not work.  To connect to "NAU" follow these instructions.

Step 1

iOS 7 Home screen

On the home screen, tap "Contacts."


Step 2

Contact Groups

In the top left-hand corner of the screen, tap "Groups."


Step 3

NAU LDAP Option

Tap the name of your LDAP account. In this example, it is "NAU LDAP."


Step 4


Step 5

LDAP iOS 7 5

Tap the name of the person you are looking up in the list. This will display their contact information in the right-hand pane. You can tap "Create New Contact" to add this person to your device's contact list. "Add to Existing Contact" lets you update the information if this person is already in your device's contact list. "Share Contact" lets you share this person's contact information with another user.



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