Configuring Mozilla Thunderbird to use UFAD as an Address book Source

Thunderbird users should contact the UF Computing Helpdesk or their College/Department level IT support for assistance and reference this document.

Audience

This documentation is intended for the UF Helpdesk and UF Campus IT. Because a prerequisite of this configuration is not readily available to non-IT users, we recommend that they contact the UF Computing Helpdesk or their College/Department level IT support.

Prerequisites

To begin, you will need to identify the users fully-qualified Active Directory distinguishedName (DN). This value can be pulled from the UFAD Helpdesk app at https://helpdesk.ad.ufl.edu under the DistingushedName column.

Access to the UFAD Helpdesk application is limited to UF Campus IT. Users are encouraged to contact the UF Computing Helpdesk or their College/Department level IT for assistance configuring the Thunderbird address book.

Configuring Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. Click on the hamburger icon in the top-right corner and choose Preferences > Preferences

  2. Click the Composition Icon and under ‘Address Autocompletion’ make sure that Directory Server is checked

  1. Click ‘Edit Directories’

  2. Modify the LDAP properties:

    • Name: UFAD LDAP

    • Hostname: ldap.ad.ufl.edu

    • Base DN: OU=People,OU=UF,dc=ad,dc=ufl,dc=edu

    • Port number: 636

    • Bind DN: The users fully qualified UFAD DistingishedName

    • Use secure connection (SSL): checked

  1. Click OK

  1. Back on the Preferences view, under the Directory Server pull-down, ensure that UFAD LDAP is selected.

  2. Compose a new email and start typing an address; Thunderbird should prompt for a password.

  3. Enter the Gatorlink password of the user and optionally tell Thunderbird to save it.