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    Default Can a user update their entry in GAL?

    I'm relatively new to Zimbra and am evaluating the Network Pro edition for my company. I setup the demo and created accounts for everyone - but I didn't fill out any of the contact information (address, phone, etc). Can the user update that information herself?

    Even better, since we are one company, is there a way to set defaults for certain fields so that when I create a new user, they have the office address already there?

    Is there a way to export the GAL in vcard format? I found the REST API to export contacts in vcf format, but can't figure out how to apply that to the GAL.

    Currently every employee uses Outlook with an imap server, so every employee
    has a private address book with all the other employees entered. And when someone makes a change, it has to be emailed out to everyone, updated, etc. We just want to use the GAL for everything so that when it is updated everyone sees the results. But we want each user to be able to manage their entry. Is this possible?

    Perhaps eventually we'll be running Active Directory anyway, so maybe we'll have a different problem to solve anyway. . .

    Thanks,

    -Bob

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    I was wondering if anyone ever figured this out. I was looking for this very thing myself now. Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

    dj

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    Nope, it is still only available to server, or domain admins. (Which makes it hard for companies like ours that wouldn't mind everyone updating their or, or atleast passing it to HR/Office Management without giving them ability to add/modify/remove accounts,lists, resources, etc)

    There are bugs/Feature requests to vote on and watch:

    Let Users Update: Bug 5953 - allow user to edit their own LDAP/GAL attributes
    Let Staff Update: Bug 19429 - more detailed access rights to update the GAL

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    Ok. I voted on this so hopefully it will be added later. Anybody know of an easy way to update almost 300 users?

    dj

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    You can make a script to make a file that you can input to zmprov to update the accounts.

    the file would look something like

    ma user@domain.com givenName "New First"
    ma user@domain.com sn "New Last"
    ma user@domain.com displayName "New Name"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcesari View Post
    You can make a script to make a file that you can input to zmprov to update the accounts.

    the file would look something like

    ma user@domain.com givenName "New First"
    ma user@domain.com sn "New Last"
    ma user@domain.com displayName "New Name"
    Sweet. Thanks a lot. Is there any place what list all of the different commands that zmprov can do?

    dj

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