Hey all, I just wanted to share something cool with everyone
Apache Directory Studio - The Eclipse based LDAP browser and directory client
1) Install the java jre/jdk, set the $JAVA_HOME variable
2) Install the Apache Directory Studio. if the above is successful, this step will be all clicking.
3) Open ADS and run through the setup to connect to an LDAP server:
Connection: whatever you want
Then test by clicking: Check Network Parameter
if all works out, you move to the Auth Tab
4) This one is a little more tricky. JobBz helped me with the zimbra steps:
Auth Method: Simple
Login to your zimbra host and su to zimbra
# su - zimbra
To find the info you will need to enter below, enter this:
# zmlocalconfig -s zimbra_ldap_userdn zimbra_ldap_password
zimbra_ldap_userdn = uid=zimbra,cn=admins,cn=zimbra
zimbra_ldap_password = whatever
If you don't like password displayed then you can change the
# zmldappasswd newpassword
Bind DN or user: uid=zimbra,cn=admins,cn=zimbra (from above)
Bind password: *******
Then test by clicking: Check Authentication
if all works out, you move to the Browser Options tab
Really all you have to do here is click the button: Fetch Base DNs.
It may be difficult to see but it pulls back
Now, those of you who are familiar with OpenLDAP will realize that this looks different on a non-Zimbra install; an install of OpenLDAP via source or rpm. If you were to connect to an OpenLDAP-only server you would notice that when you click Fetch Base DNs (above)
I'm certainly no expert with OpenLDAP or Zimbra but all of my OpenLDAP installs return a similar result. I may have done something wrong during the Zimbra install.
Base DN: dc=example,dc=org. Which is good.
Zimbra pulls back:
Base DN: cn=zimbra. Which is questionable.
Then you finish the walk-through and BAM, you can get a visual, you know, if you're one of those people that cannot focus solely within the abstract, like me I hope this is useful to someone besides me. Thanks again JobBz!
Don't forget to Vote for this RFE:
RFE: A place To Display the contents of 'My Documents'
Reasoning: It's new, bold, and cool.