I'm curious if accounts can be autocreated simply by adding an entry for the user in LDAP. We use Novell eDirectory on our internal network (which is just glorified ldap really). For security reasons we don't really want stuff in our DMZ with access internally to authenticate. Therefro we have a program called Novell Identity Manager. This uses eDirectory as a "identity store", and when I add or modify users, it populates an OpenLDAP tree with the same information. You do this through defining attribute mappings, since novell can sometimes have different names for attributes, and other rules you can create that will like automaticly add attributes to a user that a specific application may need.
We had this working in our current method of Cyrus + eGroupware since cyrus has autocreateinbox upon successful authentication and eGroupware can auto create users and assign them to a default group upon authentication.
So my question is, if I can make it so when a new user is added to our internal novell edirectory the user is created in teh zimbra ldap tree under ou=poeple complete with all the needed attributes like zimbraMailTransport, etc... will zimbra recognize them when they try to login? Or is there more going on behind the scenes when you add a user through the UI than just creating them in the ldap tree.
Thanks for any help!