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    Default Using Zimbra FOSS edition as LDAP Authentication Server

    I run a mostly Linux shop and would like to be able to use Zimbra to provide LDAP Authentication across my network. I have done many Google searches regarding this topic and haven't been able to get an answer.

    Can I use the Zimbra LDAP as an authentication server? I gleaned that perhaps I need to change the format of the LDAP to get this to work. If so, is there a good resource on where or how to make those changes? If it should work as is, how do I determine the rootbinddn for my other servers?

    I have tried for the rootbinddn cn=admin,dc=domain,dc=com and I have tried uid=admin,ou=people,dc=domain,dc=com and other variations of that.

    On a client machine, I get "Failed to bind to LDAP server: ldap://192.168.0.20: Invalid credentials.

    Thanks,
    Dave

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    if you use the zimbra LDAP for READ ONLY and without any changes to orignal zimbra LDAP structure..then its OK

    Quote Originally Posted by supradave View Post
    I gleaned that perhaps I need to change the format of the LDAP to get this to work.
    if you plan to touch/edit/modify zimbra LDAP directly, its not a good idea as your changes will/may vanish when you upgarde zimbra or it may break zimbra upgarde itself

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    I don't understand. How do I make it read only? Do I need to start up a second OpenLDAP instance?

    My real question would be how to get the rootbinddn so I can log in or use the address book or other ldap services.

    Thanks,
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    sorry i was not clear.."READ ONLY" in my comment ment..just read the LDAP using any tool/script you like. dont edit the LDAP database.

    UNIX and Windows Accounts in Zimbra LDAP and Zimbra Admin UI - Zimbra :: Wiki
    Enable LDAP Authentication from Fedora to Zimbra | tofu.org

    above links should point you in right direction for your rootbinddn question
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