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    fernandoflorez is offline Project Contributor
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    Default External ldap


    I'm using the internal ldap server for zimbra accounts.

    We are in the process to setup another ldap server that will manage samba, mod_auth, etc.

    I would like to make zimbra use that server so i have a couple of questions:

    1) I already have some users on zimbra's ldap server. If i change the ldap settings to point to the new server should i need to recreate those users?

    2) If i'm no longer using zimbra's ldap, can i remove the ldap package from that server?


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    Using an "external" LDAP server (package not provided by Zimba) is not supported and does not seem to be a good idea.

    You could keep your existing Zimbra's LDAP but use the external LDAP for auth only (Zimbra will check user/password in the external LDAP on login).

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    fernandoflorez is offline Project Contributor
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    Thanks! I understand now. I'll keep reading on this.

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    Greg is offline Zimbra Employee
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    Alternatively, you can manage everything through Zimbra LDAP and Zimbra Admin UI:

    take a look at this wiki article:

    and this blog post:
    Bugzilla - Wiki - Downloads - Before posting... Search!
    P.S.: don't forget to vote on this bug
    add Samba LDAP entries to Exchange Migration Tool

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