How To Add Ldap Group In Microsoft Team

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One effective method for simplifying teamwork and communication in your organization is by incorporating LDAP groups into Microsoft Teams. This article will serve as a walkthrough, sharing my own personal encounter, and offering comprehensive, step-by-step guidelines on how to add an LDAP group to your Microsoft Teams.

Understanding LDAP Groups

LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is a widely used protocol for accessing and managing directory information. LDAP groups are a way to organize and manage users within a LDAP directory. By adding an LDAP group to Microsoft Teams, you can easily grant access to a group of users, making it easier to collaborate and communicate.

Step 1: Configure LDAP Connector

The first step is to configure the LDAP connector in Microsoft Teams. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams admin center and navigate to the “Org-wide settings” tab.
  2. Select the “Teams apps” option from the left-side menu.
  3. Click on “Manage apps” and search for “LDAP”.
  4. Select the “LDAP Channel” app and click on “Add”.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to configure the LDAP connector, providing the necessary information such as server address, port, and credentials.

Once the LDAP connector is configured, you can proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Add LDAP Group to Microsoft Teams

Now that the LDAP connector is set up, you can add an LDAP group to Microsoft Teams. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams admin center and navigate to the “Teams” tab.
  2. Select the team where you want to add the LDAP group.
  3. Click on the “…” button next to the team name and select “Manage team”.
  4. In the left-side menu, click on “Settings” and select “Services & add-ins”.
  5. Scroll down to the “Connectors” section and click on “Add a connector”.
  6. Search for “LDAP” and select the “LDAP Channel” connector.
  7. Click on “Add to team” and follow the on-screen instructions to add the LDAP group.

Once the LDAP group is added, the members of that group will have access to the team and its channels.


Adding an LDAP group to Microsoft Teams can significantly enhance collaboration and communication within your organization. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily configure the LDAP connector and add the desired LDAP group to your Teams environment. Remember to ensure that the necessary LDAP server details and credentials are provided during the configuration process.