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    hello,

    i have my own external ldap server, and i want to install zimbraCS to use this external ldap server for email accounts or to use only this external ldap server for all services.
    i need to use this external ldap, because i have more than 500 account here (posix,samba ...) and i want to use them for zimbra too...

    is it possible??

    I added zimbra.schema, amavis.schema....i can dump default zimbra ldap to ldif and import it to my external ldap with no error .

    but i dont know what else i have to do...

    Thanks
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    You can't do that, you need to install the Zimbra LDAP server and provision the users in that. You can use your current LDAP as an external authentication server once you've provisioned the users in Zimbra.
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    and why cant i do that??

    i can set up the same access permissions, i can have the same entries in ldap, it can be like a mirror of zimbra ldap.....difference is only in version - my ldap is newer and in entries, i have data in ldap. but i can use the same structure

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    Quote Originally Posted by aneroid View Post
    and why cant i do that??
    The Zimbra LDAP is configured to work with Zimbra and is required for configuration & managemnt - you must install the Zimbra LDAP. Feel free to search the forums, this question has been asked and answered before.
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    so, i am using internal ldap, and in administration i setup external ldap authentication.

    Authentication mechanism:
    External LDAP
    LDAP bind DN template:
    LDAP URL: ldap://172.16.4.11:389
    LDAP filter: (uid=%u)
    LDAP search base: ou=people,dc=sub,dc=domain,dc=com
    Use DN/Password to bind to external server: Yes
    Bind DN: uid=root,dc=sub,dc=domain,dc=com

    and test authentication successful. i tried user adm from external ldap.

    what next?
    when i try to login as user, eg: adm from external ldap i cannot login.

    The username or password is incorrect. Verify that CAPS LOCK is not on, and then retype the current username and password.

    Where is problem?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by aneroid View Post
    and test authentication successful. i tried user adm from external ldap.

    what next?
    when i try to login as user, eg: adm from external ldap i cannot login.
    I've already said that you need to provision the users in the Zimbra LDAP as well, have you done that?
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    yes, i have already added users to zimbra ldap via zmprov command.

    what next?

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    i can login with both passwords ... from internal ldap, and from external ldap....but when i change password in zimbraUI, it changes only password in internal ldap....

    is it possible to change both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aneroid View Post
    i can login with both passwords ... from internal ldap, and from external ldap....but when i change password in zimbraUI, it changes only password in internal ldap....

    is it possible to change both?
    No, it's not possible to change both at the moment. There's an RFE (or three) in bugzilla relating to external authentication and how Zimbra interacts with it.
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