Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 7 weeks ago

#2170 closed change (fixed)

Setup central online company phonebook

Reported by: fred Assignee: fred
Priority: P3 Milestone:
Module: Office-IT Keywords:
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Blocking: Platform: Unknown
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: yes
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With more people equipped with a work phone it woule be nice to be able to look up colleague's phone number right on your phone instead of having to open the People directory document on Google Docs.

Our DECT phone system supports several options for a centrally managed online / on-device phonebook.
These options are:

  • LDAP connection
  • XML file (static or dynamic via CGI script) on a web server

Since we currently do not have an LDAP directory, we can only use the XML option for now, which means the data on the web server must be manually updated whenever there is a staff change.

Details on the Gigaset XML phone book search protocol can be found here:

What to change

  • Setup a web server on the office network (or use one of the existing servers)
  • Create the XML file with the phonebook information
  • Change the configuration of the Gigaset DECT controller to make use of the XML phonebook
  • Inform users about the new feature

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by fred

  • Blocked By 1961 added

I set up an nginx webserver on server01 (cologne1) which is so far being used for the WLAN controller software.
The phonebook can be reached at the URL http://phonebook.eyeo.intern/phonebook.xml

Unfortunately we this URL is not accessible from the phones right now, because they are still sitting "outside" of the office network / outside of the firewall.

So I regard the network redesign as a blocker for this issue now.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by fred

  • Tester set to Unknown
  • Verified working unset

Since we now do have an LDAP server (UCS) and the LDAP approach is the better way of implementing the phonebook, I have removed the nginx setup from server1 (cologne1) again.

Instead, I have created a system user called "phonebookuser" that is used by the DECT phone controller device to conenct to the UCS openLDAP server and retrieve the information for the central phonebook.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by fred

  • Blocked By 1961 removed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Verified working set

comment:4 Changed 7 weeks ago by Salman86

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