I'm trying to grasp some LDAP concepts and in particular how it works with Zimbra.

Let's say I have 10 developers, and 10 sales people. Using Zimbra, I've created those users, and have them integrated with the Samba admin extension, and have a developers group, and sales group.

I'd like to use those same LDAP groups for mailing lists, Windows shares, our web portal, subversion, jabberd, etc. Is this possible if all of my external systems support LDAP?

I'd just like to have one place to define groups of users for my company. Makes things much easier with new hires only having to add them to one place.