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    Default How to write to Zimbra LDAP?

    Hi, i'm about to provisioning users from Active Directory (loads of users) to a Zimbra server v6.x running on linux.

    I can connect on port 389 but cannot find out how to authenticate so I actually can WRITE to Zimbra LDAP. I can su to zimbra from root and access all zm* commands. But how to auth via LDAP with zimbra or similiar?

    Ideas?

    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordicEdge View Post
    I can connect on port 389 but cannot find out how to authenticate so I actually can WRITE to Zimbra LDAP.
    The simple answer is, you don't do that (you may break Zimbra) you use zmprov to provision users. Search the forums, I believe there's a script to provision users from AD.
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    Bill is absolutely right. Do NOT write to Zimbra's LDAP server directly. There are other things that Zimbra does on the backend to add users.

    There is also a feature request in bugzilla for automatic provisioning, so this should hopefully be solved in version 8.0. No promises though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krishopper View Post
    Bill is absolutely right. Do NOT write to Zimbra's LDAP server directly. There are other things that Zimbra does on the backend to add users.

    There is also a feature request in bugzilla for automatic provisioning, so this should hopefully be solved in version 8.0. No promises though.
    To bad they really RAPE ldap then. I love LDAP and when products using it - BUT customers cant use the buildin LDAP - it sucks!

    Guess I have to write a zmprov script and copy it so zimbra can access it.

    Thx guys,

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordicEdge View Post
    To bad they really RAPE ldap then. I love LDAP and when products using it - BUT customers cant use the buildin LDAP - it sucks!
    Zimbra's LDAP is meant as an internal database, you shouldnt write to it.

    That's one of the reasons why we're currently building an meta-directory from which
    all applications in our cloud stack are controlled.

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