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    Question Samba with OpenLDap

    I have a RH ES 4 server running Samba 3 with an OpenLDAP backend. It is possible for Zimbra to use this existing LDAP directory? Or will I need to use Zimbra's LDAP directory instead?

    If I were to install Zimbra on a different server, how would I configure replication between both servers? Would Zimbra have to be the master LDAP server?



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    You can configure Zimbra to auth against your currnet LDAP dir. You just specify a LDAP filter for Zimbra to check at login time.

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    Question Re: Samba with OpenLDAP

    Does this mean that I'd still have to create user accounts on the Zimbra server still?
    There would be duplication, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clawes
    Does this mean that I'd still have to create user accounts on the Zimbra server still?
    There would be duplication, right?
    Yes. We still need a local account to get mailbox and COS information. You could have scripts set up to make the Zimbra part automatic so you only have to manage you primary LDAP.

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    Default Re: Samba with OpenLDap

    Could point me to resources on how to do this?
    I'm sure there are others in the same situation as myself.
    I would rather maintain a single directory.

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    zmprov is your friend. You just need to call that to create/modify/delete accounts when your master directory is changed.

    You should be able to get the usage from running it like "zmprov help".
    Last edited by KevinH; 10-15-2005 at 06:39 PM.

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    Default Ahhhh

    Okay, that's the ticket. Will have to mess with this soon.

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    Default external ldap

    How do you specify to zimbra what LDAP server to use ?

    Right now I have an openldap server which works with samba ... how do I get zimbra to use this server .

    I ask because you have said that this is perferred to actually modifying the LDAP database that comes with zimbra itself and that is not working for me anyway .

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    Default samba ldap

    Has anyone successfully integrated samba with zimbra's ldap ? Could you explain how you did it ...

    I tried using smbldap-tools' smbldap-populate and it says 'modifications require authentication..' ...

    Can someone point me in the right direction as I don't think I can figure this out . Thanks .

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    Default kevin

    "You can configure Zimbra to auth against your currnet LDAP dir. You just specify a LDAP filter for Zimbra to check at login time. "

    Could you explain in more detail how I can get Zimbra to auth against my current LDAP dir ... thanks .

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