LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)

LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) afrank30

This section contains information about Georgia Tech's LDAP system and ways of accessing it.

LDAP Sub-Topics

Finding GT Accounts Using the Public LDAP Server

Finding GT Accounts Using the Public LDAP Server afrank30

Example code of how to retrieve a person's gtaccount (gburdell1) using command line.

Start command

For each of the examples given below, the command will start with this line:

ldapsearch -x -LLL -h whitepages.gatech.edu -b "dc=whitepages,dc=gatech,dc=edu" 

For example, 

ldapsearch -x -LLL -h whitepages.gatech.edu -b "dc=whitepages,dc=gatech,dc=edu" mail=george.p.burdell@gatech.edu

Use email to find gtaccount


Use unique given or first name


Use unique family/last or surname


Use part of full name




Other ldap variables

Whitepages also lets you narrow your search using other values, such as:

  • building: William C Wardlaw Center
  • telephoneNumber: 404-385-4275
  • displayName OR cn: Burdell,George P
  • title: Web Developer Sr [job title]
  • objectClass: luPerson
  • primaryUid OR uid: gburdell1
  • postalAddress: 0181 [campus mail code]
  • ou: Institute Communications [department]