Sharing phonebooks allows users of different XiVO servers to access the contacts in the phonebooks of the other XiVO servers.
This procedure follows the Contact and Presence Sharing (but it’s not mandatory), so we will use the same conventions.
Open Phonebook Access¶
On each XiVO, you must have a Web Services User that authorizes access from another host (not by login/password). The phonebook access does not support login/password authorization.
This Web Services user will allow other XiVO servers to access the phonebook of this XiVO.
Configuring the Directories¶
For each remote XiVO a new phonebook has to be created in
Note that the URL of the directory must contain
Add a Directory Definition for Each Phonebook¶
To add a new directory definition, go to
In each directory definition, add the fields to match the other phonebooks:
Add the New Definitions to Your Users¶
We just defined the directories, now let’s use them:
Check That Everything is Working¶
There is no further configuration needed, you should now be able to connect your XiVO Client and search phonebook contacts from the People Xlet.
Chances are that everything won’t work the first time, here are some interesting commands to help you debug the problem.
tail -f /var/log/xivo-dird.log tail -f /var/log/nginx/xivo.access.log