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    massoo is offline Junior Member
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    Default has anyne got samba & zimbra working together

    hi,

    has any one managed to get samba & zimbra working together. The idea is same that,

    We have Samba + OpenLdap working together to authenticate Windows & Linux Users with the use of idealx smb-ldap scripts.

    Can zimbra be configured to make use of the above existing setup and work ?

    the questions which i am looking for answers are :

    1. how can zimbra be configured for samba + openldap to authenticate users ?

    if so please provide the know-hows on how to acheive it

    2. does zimbra can also take care of ACL's in OpenLDAP ?

    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by massoo
    hi,

    has any one managed to get samba & zimbra working together. The idea is same that,

    We have Samba + OpenLdap working together to authenticate Windows & Linux Users with the use of idealx smb-ldap scripts.

    Can zimbra be configured to make use of the above existing setup and work ?

    the questions which i am looking for answers are :

    1. how can zimbra be configured for samba + openldap to authenticate users ?

    if so please provide the know-hows on how to acheive it

    2. does zimbra can also take care of ACL's in OpenLDAP ?

    regards

    Hello, sounds like you've made progress. I think the easy way is to use your openldap server as an external authentication server for Zimbra. In the Admin gui, under Configuration choose Domains, then your domain name. Next, select the Authentication tab. You'll need to provide some basic information about you ldap server and you're done. In more detail, this is described in the documentation.

    Note that while this will allow you to authenticate to your existing openldap+samba combination, Zimbra does not manage any of the data in the combination. You'll still need to do that with some other tool.

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    Default what data maintainenace?

    what do u mena by this statemet

    "Note that while this will allow you to authenticate to your existing openldap+samba combination, Zimbra does not manage any of the data in the combination. You'll still need to do that with some other tool."

    what i need to maintain ?

    regards
    shan

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    Quote Originally Posted by massoo
    what do u mena by this statemet

    "Note that while this will allow you to authenticate to your existing openldap+samba combination, Zimbra does not manage any of the data in the combination. You'll still need to do that with some other tool."

    what i need to maintain ?

    regards
    shan
    Hello Shan,
    My apologies. For example, passwords are maintained in openldap, not Zimbra. You can not use Zimbra to modify a user's password. In particular, you will want to disable the "change password" option for your users since it won't work. Similarly, to create a user mail account, you must create an entry in openldap in addition to creating an account in Zimbra. Not difficult, just not fully integrated.

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    Default Zimbra as AD replacement

    Hi,

    I am new to zimbra, and was pondering this same idea of replacing AD with zimbra .. and then I stumbled upon this 2-year old forum thread ...

    Please, whats the last word on zimbra replacing AD ?

    thanks,
    goon daba

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    phoenix is offline Zimbra Consultant & Moderator
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    Welcome to the forums.

    It can't replace Active Directory and it really depends what you want to achieve by 'replacing' AD. Check this article in the wiki and search the forums for some further information on the subject.
    Regards


    Bill


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