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    Default Zimbra user password???

    This may be a really dumb question, but I'm a new user and I've been searching the Zimbra forums for a couple of days now. . .

    A number of posts instruct us to do certain things from the command line as the zimbra user. However, when I did my install, it asked me to set a password for my own administrative user, but never said anything about the zimbra user itself. I can't su - zimbra because I don't have that password, and I'm concerned about changing the password from root, because I suspect it's needed by the zimbra programs themselves.

    How do I go about getting access to all these command-line zimbra monitoring tools, the command to change to ssl access, etc? I really need them. . .

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    Why can't you do an 'su - zimbra', it shouldn't ask you for a password.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Why can't you do an 'su - zimbra', it shouldn't ask you for a password.
    Because I'm still learning the tricks of the trade under Ubuntu. . .I assumed that I had to su when I was logged in as my regular user. When I first did "sudo bash" and then "su - zimbra" I found you were right. Pardon my newbie ignorance, but thanks!

    While I'm at it, is there a comprehensive list, man page, forum thread, or whatever of all the cli commands for things you can't do in the web administration console? Lacking a menu for these things, a reference document would sure be handy. . .

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    In Ubuntu, you'll need to switch to the Bash-
    sudo /bin/bash
    su - zimbra

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    I am needing to know the password as well. I can su - zimbra fine but when I try a command like
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    sudo zmcertmgr createca -new
    It still needs a password. Is that something that I would have set on install?

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    Did you try:
    su zimbra
    then type:
    zmcermgr createca -new
    that mean you must run that command by zimbra user

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    Default zimbra password

    Quote Originally Posted by dalmate View Post
    Did you try:
    su zimbra
    then type:
    zmcermgr createca -new
    that mean you must run that command by zimbra user
    I have tried just
    su zimbra from the ($) admin log in., I tried doing sudo su, enter admin password, then su zimbra. That gets me to the zimbra user but once I run the zmcermgr command it again asks for a password and none of my known passwords seem to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by penbrock View Post
    I have tried just
    su zimbra from the ($) admin log in.,
    You should always a) use the command "su - zimbra" and you must use the hyphen and, b) you should always type that command as root - that should not ask for a password. In future please start a new thread instead of resurrecting a thread that's almost three years old.
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