Search Microsoft Active Directory with LotusScript

Since many companies use both Lotus Notes and Microsoft, having the ability to search Active Directory from a Lotus Notes view can be helpful. This LotusScript searches AD without having to rely on a third-party driver.

It's common for companies to use both Microsoft Active Directory and Lotus Notes. My organization uses Active Directory

and Lotus Notes side by side to validate Lotus Notes and SharePoint applications. I recently had a request to query Active Directory based on users' profiles that were residing in our Lotus Notes view.

I've implemented the same logic in LotusScript using the Microsoft ADODB driver, which can easily query AD without installing a third-party driver.

This generic function reads Lotus Notes documents and passes the user's common name to the function. The function then searches Active Directory. You must know your Active Directory server name -- or IP address -- to implement this code.

Use this LotusScript to search Active Directory. It uses "userName" as a parameter and performs the search in AD, then returns "0" or "1" to denote "Success" or "Failure" flags.

This code can be extended to create, modify or remove Lotus Notes/Active Directory records or to synchronizes them on a specific schedule.

LotusScript to search Microsoft Actice Directory
(Click on code for enlarged view and script download.)

Call this routine using the following code:

        Set tmpName= New NotesName
(Replace(docProfiles.GetItemValue("Name")(0),"'", "\''")) 
' Replace function will make sure if 
user name contains any single quotes it escape them
        
        isFound =  SearchLDAP(tmpName.Common)

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This was first published in September 2009

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