The zimbra user password

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The zimbra user password

Postby e-d-i-t » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:13 pm

As I also use WinSCP to browse my Linux servers, I wanted an easy way to dig into logfiles in Zimbra.
But that is not possible as the /opt/zimbra/log is owned solely by the zimbra-user.

I am not that familiar with Linux just to use the password function, guessing it would screw things up bigtime.
So what could I do using WinSCP to view logfiles on Windows?
Just reset the password for user "zimbra"?


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Re: The zimbra user password

Postby tonster » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:23 pm

Either set the password to something you know (zimbra never uses the Unix password for anything) or adding an ssh key to the authorized_keys file.

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Re: The zimbra user password

Postby gabrieles » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:07 am

You should have installed it as root, so you should have its credentials. If you feel enough confident/safe use that, possibly with public key auth
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Re: The zimbra user password

Postby e-d-i-t » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:07 pm

Have set password for Zimbra and it works, thank you.

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