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    Default [SOLVED] Zimbra to Centos Directory Server

    Hello,

    I'm a student IT and for a integration project we need to make a non-windows server infrastructure.

    We use Centos Directory server (aka RHDS) for storing our users.
    I successfully installed zimbra. But there is a problem with the connection to the external LDAP: Our DS server.

    I linked the 'general address list' and the 'authentication' to the DS without a problem. Every test in the wizard succeeded: I received all users from the domain, and could authenticate.


    When I check the 'list of accounts' after the wizard. I only get 1 account. The 'gal@domain.tld'. No sign of the other accounts from my DS.

    When I login with that account, and click 'add receiver' on a new mail. I see all the users from my DS with there email adreses.


    Did I forget something? I can't login with the account. It is like zimbra doesn't know them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wouterDRC View Post
    Did I forget something? I can't login with the account. It is like zimbra doesn't know them.
    Have you created the users in both the DS & Zimbra (hint, you need to)?
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    No I did not. I'm confused right now.

    So I must first make an account in my DS with a password. And then make identically the same account with the same password in zimbra. What is then the purpose of external GAL en external Authentication?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wouterDRC View Post
    No I did not. I'm confused right now.
    You wouldn't be if you had read the documentation or searched the forums first - this has been answered many times.

    Quote Originally Posted by wouterDRC View Post
    So I must first make an account in my DS with a password. And then make identically the same account with the same password in zimbra.
    Yes, that's correct.

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    What is then the purpose of external GAL en external Authentication?
    It's for the exact reason you've stated in this question - external authentication. You must first provision the user in Zimbra (it does a lot more than just create the user name ) then use your external DS for authentication.
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    I just tried it. I made an account but only filled the mail adres in. No pasword. I logged in but had to enter the DS pasword. Nice

    Unfortunately that this final step isn't done by zimbra. Another task for bash

    Thank you for the fast and good support.

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    Hi, Where I find the documentation to run zimbra with external ldap?

    I already read the admin guide, I did not understand.

    I have RH-DS that provide user and password for another service, I can use it with zimbra eh? how do I do that?


    Thanks.

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    [QUOTE=yuri1;203899]Where I find the documentation to run zimbra with external ldap?What do you mean by that?

    Quote Originally Posted by yuri1 View Post
    I already read the admin guide, I did not understand.

    I have RH-DS that provide user and password for another service, I can use it with zimbra eh? how do I do that?
    Read the Admin Guide again, you can run through the wizard to set-up external Authentication.

    I guess you are actually creating users on the Zimbra server (you need to)?
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    You have to know that DS understands the LDAP protocol. So zimbra can use external authentication for the users.

    I used this wiki:
    LDAP Authentication - Zimbra :: Wiki

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