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Digital Certificates

Searching Address Books for Certificates in Outlook 2007

The university has set up two ways that you can easily find the public certificates for faculty and staff. This will let you send them encrypted information without requiring them to first send you a signed message.

  • Operating System: Windows XP and Vista

  • Application: Outlook 2007

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook.

  2. From the Tools menu, select Account Settings.

  3. Select the Address Books tab.

  4. Click New.

  5. For Directory or Address Book Type, select Internet Directory Service (LDAP) and click Next.

  6. In the Server Name field, enter "" (or the name of your LDAP server, if different).

  7. Select the More Settings button.

  8. You will see a message saying that you will need to restart Outlook at the end up of this setup procedure to activate your new address book. Select OK to continue.

  9. On the Connection tab, be sure that "" appears in the Display Name field. Leave the port number as it is.

  10. Select the Search tab. In the Search base area, select Custom and enter "dc=directory,dc=utexas,dc=edu" and then click OK.

Note:If you are connecting to an LDAP server other than the UT Directory, this line may be different. Check with your System Administrator.

  1. Select Next.

  2. At this point, one of two things can happen depending on whether or not you have set up any address books previously.

    • If you see a screen saying "Congratulations," select Finish.

    • If you see a screen offering to let you choose a directory or address book, select Finish. You should then see the "Congratulations" screen. Select Finish.

  3. Exit Outlook, then restart it.

Last updated January 5, 2012 @ 10:01 am

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