To integrate your LDAP directories with Symantec Messaging Gateway you must first configure data sources. A data source is a set of configuration data that allows your system to easily connect to and use your LDAP server.
When you configure a data source, you configure the parameters for connecting to your LDAP server and the functions that each data source provides.
You can configure multiple data sources for one LDAP server.
Once you have configured your directory data sources, you can configure other features across Symantec Messaging Gateway.
For example, if you want to use your new data source to apply a policy using an LDAP group, you must enable the address resolution function for that data source and configure an address resolution query.
You can configure one or more of the following functions for each of your data sources:
Use the authentication function to securely authenticate end-user login to the Control Center and to authenticate users wishing to send email. The authentication function includes quarantine address resolution, which lets you better manage spam quarantine through improved handling of aliases, distribution lists, and invalid addresses.