Exchange configuration

Before the Plug-In can search for contacts, the configuration must be provided.
In order to access the data on the exchange server the credentials of a user must be saved.
That user must have read permissions. The plug-in only performs reading operations.
The plug-in uses the Exchange Web Service therefore the URL must likely end with „/ews/exchange.asmx“.

Access the Macro

The macro can be accessed via the macro browser. To open the macro browser type in a { . After that you can search for „Exchange Contacts“.
After the Macro was selected a dialog should open where you have the possibility to search for a Contact.
The plug-in will search for these attributes: first name, surname, email address and company.


Permissions will be applied depending on the general permission order. This is inspired by the access control rules of Apache

Contact Properties

If you want to allow or deny all properties you can type * in the properties field.
The following list contains all properties that are available:


Order: deny then allow; Group 1 denies DisplayName and CompanyName, group 2 allows DisplyName; The user sees the DisplayName but not the CompanyName

Order: deny then allow; Group 1 allows DisplayName and CompanyName, group 2 allows DisplyName and MobilePhone; The user sees the DisplyName but not the CompanyName

Order: deny then allow; Group 1 allows everything (*), group 2 denies DisplayName; The user sees everything.

Order: allow then deny; Group 1 allows everything (*), group 2 denies DisplayName; The user sees everything except DisplayName.


  • AssistantName
  • Birthday
  • Department
  • DisplayName
  • GivenName
  • NickName
  • MiddleName
  • Initials
  • JobTitle
  • OfficeLocation
  • Profession
  • Surname
  • DateTimeCreated
  • BusinessHomePage
  • CompanyName

Phone Numbers

  • AssistantPhone
  • BusinessFax
  • BusinessPhone
  • BusinessPhone2
  • Callback
  • CarPhone
  • CompanyMainPhone
  • HomeFax
  • HomePhone
  • HomePhone2
  • Isdn
  • MobilePhone
  • OtherFax
  • OtherTelephone
  • Pager
  • PrimaryPhone
  • RadioPhone
  • Telex
  • TtyTddPhone


  • Business
  • Home
  • Other

Email Addresses

  • EmailAddress1
  • EmailAddress2
  • EmailAddress3


To enable logging for this plug-in create a new entry in the section „Logging and Profiling“ with the package name „de.neosit.ecco“.


The used template engine is Velocity. You can edit the template at your will.
If an error occurred while rendering the custom template the default template will be rendered and an error message is shown.

Encountered Problems

Here is a list of problems that can be encountered when working with this plug-in.
If you have questions or found problems that could not be cleared by this help page dont hesitate to contact us
Provide as much information as you can (Confluence Version, Logfiles, what you have done and so on). The more information we receive the better we can help you.

Email displayed as legacy dn name

In some cases the email address of a contact is displayed as the LegacyExchangeDN (e.g. /o=Example/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Recipients/cn=juser).
This is not caused by the plug-in, but represents the actual data sent by the Exchange Server. A possible cause is that the Exchange Server has this address saved as some type of pointer.
Deleting and re-adding the email address of the active directory user seems to solve this problem. The following links provide additional informations: simple-talk, experts-exchange, msdn