Corporate Directory Setup

Cisco Unified Communications Manager uses a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory to store authentication and authorization information about users of Cisco Unified Communications Manager applications that interface with Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Authentication establishes a user right to access the system. Authorization identifies the telephony resources that a user is permitted to use, such as a specific telephone extension.


For more information on directories, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System GuideUnderstanding Directory” chapter.


To install and set up these features, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration GuideLDAP System ConfigurationLDAP Directory Configuration, and LDAP Authentication Configurationchapters.


After completing the LDAP directory configuration, users can use the Corporate Directory service on their Cisco Unified IP Phone to look up users in the corporate directory.