ZCS Administrator Guide 8.0
ZCS Administrator Guide 8.0
Network Edition

Zimbra LDAP Service > VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server Objects

VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server Objects
Represents an account on the Zimbra mailbox server that can be logged into. Account entrees are either administrators or user accounts. The object class name is zimbraAccount. This object class extends the zimbraMailRecipient object class.
A name in the format of user@example.domain
A set of attributes, some of which are user-modifiable (preferences) and others that are only configurable by administrators
All user accounts are associated with a domain, so a domain must be created before creating any accounts.
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Defines the default attributes an account has and what features are allowed or denied. The COS controls features, default preference settings, mailbox quotas, message lifetime, password restrictions, attachment blocking, and server pools for creation of new accounts.
Represents an email domain such as example.com or example.org. A domain must exist before email addressed to users in that domain can be delivered.
Also known as mailing lists, are used to send mail to all members of a list by sending a single email to the list address.
Are like distribution lists. The difference is members of a dynamic group are dynamically computed by a LDAP search. The LDAP search filter is defined in an attribute on the dynamic group entry.
Note: Both distribution lists and dynamic groups can be used as grantee or target in the deligated administrator framework.
Represents a particular server in the Zimbra system that has one or more of the Zimbra software packages installed.
Attributes describe server configuration information, such as which services are running on the server.
Global Configuration
Specifies default values for the following objects: server and domain. If the attributes are not set for other objects, the values are inherited from the global settings.
Global configuration values are required and are set during installation as part of the Zimbra core package. These become the default values for the system.
Represents an alias of an account, distribution list or a dynamic group. The zimbraAliasTarget attribute points to target entry of this alias entry.
Defines a calendar resource such as conference rooms or equipment that can be selected for a meeting. A calendar resource is an account with additional attributes on the zimbraCalendarResource object class.
Represents a persona of a user. A persona contains the user’s identity such as display name and a link to the signature entry used for outgoing emails. A user can create multiple personas. Identity entries are created under the user’s LDAP entry in the DIT.
Data Source
Represents an external mail source of a user. Two examples of data source are POP3 and IMAP. A data source contains the POP3/IMAP server name, port, and password for the user’s external email account. The data source also contains persona information, including the display name and a link to the signature entry for outgoing email messages sent on behalf of the external account. Data Source entries are created under the user’s LDAP entry in the DIT.
Represents a user’s signature. A user can create multiple signatures. Signature entries are created under the user’s LDAP entry in the DIT.
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