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    Default Storing custom global config values

    For my zimlet I need to have a global configuration that applies to all users. So I created an admin extension where this configuration can be managed. Now I am having difficulties with storing the configuration values. First, I tried to store the values in the 'global configuration' in LDAP, but that requires modification of the schema. Then I thought about storing it in the local config, but it appears the local config can only be edited using the command line client.

    At last I found the DbConfig (accessible via com.zimbra.cs.util.Config), I finally managed to store the configuration, but now Zimbra fails to start after it has been stopped, this is caused by a NullPointerException being thrown from com.zimbra.cs.util.Confg.init(), line 71 (the line containing the else if).
    mConfigMap = DbConfig.getAll(conn, ts);
    for (Iterator<DbConfig> it = mConfigMap.values().iterator(); it.hasNext();) {
    DbConfig c =;
    if (mYoungest == null) {
      mYoungest = c.getModified();
    } else if (c.getModified().after(mYoungest)) {
      mYoungest = c.getModified();
    I think this would be solved by ordering the results of the query by modification and using a LinkedHashMap in com.zimbra.cs.db.DbConfig.getAll(), or by adding some null-handling in com.zimbra.cs.util.Config.

    Is there any work-around, or another way of have custom global configuration values without modifying the zimlet definition, or the LDAP schema?
    Last edited by NetForce1; 02-26-2009 at 05:25 AM.

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    Just found out that the NPE mentioned in my previous post only occurs in Zimbra Desktop, on ZCS, the modified column is filled for every value in the config table.

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