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    Cool [SOLVED] Automate Zimbra Account Administration

    We specialize in identity management and we do a lot of provisioning/de-provisioning projects for all sorts of systems. I looked at the LDAP accounts created by Zimbra and wonder if this can't be automated. I can definitely create/manage OpenLDAP objects including passwords but I'm curious if the Zimbra attributes (especially the ID attribute) can be derived and assigned from an external source.

    Thanks!!

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    It's not advisable to manage these through direct LDAP connections..there's a lot more that goes on behind the scenes. You can manage them through the "zmprov" command line, or through SOAP calls to the Zimbra server (which is how zmprov actually does it).

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    The SOAP interface should work. A hint on the API doc location?
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    Hi tmoreland

    The SOAP Admin API is well-hidden ( ) here.
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    I haven't gotten around to using the SOAP yet, for now I'm just sending over shell scripts and running them remotely. I have my stuff set up to auto-provision accounts when we create new users, add mailing lists etc. zmprov is your friend.

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    Question Provisioning Solution

    Out of curiosity, what is your provisioning solution?
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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    The SOAP Admin API is well-hidden ( ) here.
    You should do a P4 checkout to get the last docs.

    Here are the docs from a checkout I made 5 days ago:
    Code:
    [klug@ovh docs]$ ls -l
    total 160
    -r--r--r--  1 klug klug   4549 Apr  4 19:25 gal.txt
    -r--r--r--  1 klug klug   6714 Apr  1 23:25 INSTALL-mac-intel.txt
    -r--r--r--  1 klug klug  13775 Dec  4 20:24 preauth.txt
    -r--r--r--  1 klug klug   3172 Feb  9 10:25 soap-context-extension.txt
    -r--r--r--  1 klug klug  10223 Apr 11 20:25 soap-im.txt
    -r--r--r--  1 klug klug 100004 Apr 11 01:25 soap.txt
    -r--r--r--  1 klug klug   7360 Dec  4 20:24 soap-wiki.txt

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoreland View Post
    Out of curiosity, what is your provisioning solution?
    Mine is something completely custom. I have software that manages our OpenLDAP server, as well as Zimbra accounts, samba, our internal website, etc.

    Essentially I write out a shell script, scp it over, and run it remotely with SSH. I've set up SSH keys between my server that has the admin software, and the ZCS box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klug View Post
    You should do a P4 checkout to get the last docs.
    Ah, okay, thanks.. I don't know how or where to do that - any pointers please?
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    This thread made it...

    I am making zimbra part of our internal idm solution, we are using Sun's latest idm and will create accounts based on a feed from FileMaker actually, believe it or not

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