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16th December 2009, 01:43 PM #1
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zimbra and domains
Hi all, Have just got a zimbra test server running and have run into a couple of issues and i'm after some pointers on the best way to achieve what I want.
first of all box is ubuntu 8 server zimbra 603.
Zimbra configured with a domain of zimbraserver.domain.local.
All our email accounts have the suffix @schoolname.wilts.sch.uk.
What is the best way of setting up zimbra so that our existing email accounts remain as they are ie;
email@example.com rather than what would be firstname.lastname@example.org if I was to import all the users under the bulk provision.
Any assistance very much appreciated!
16th December 2009, 02:52 PM #2
In the initial setup of Zimbra (the text setup bit) you can specify the default domain etc. Unfortunately (afaik) there is no way to do this config again so you need to uninstall and try again (not painful at all). (you can make a new domain in the webgui but tbh id start again for the sake of 10 minutes)
Have a good look through all the numbered options.
Once thats done. Goto the web interface and goto domains. In there you will find authentication. Point it to your AD servers, pop in a test username, and tell it how to handle the domain name.
ie email@example.com = firstname.lastname@example.org
The LDAP auth is probably the least painful i have ever been through with a *nix type app.
Thanks to j17sparky from:
petethetechie (16th December 2009)
16th December 2009, 11:32 PM #3
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Thanks for the reply! Logged in from home and reinstalled zimbra with the new domain as suggested. But now get connection refused error when trying to hookup the LDAP. Strange because my existing moodle works fine through LDAP and works really well at allowing students and staff to utilize a single sign on. Was hoping to include the new email system as an sso and dont see why it shouldn't work. Will check it through tomorrow, but in the meantime many thanks for the response.
18th December 2009, 01:42 PM #4
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All sorted. Turned out that I just needed to tinker with my ldap filter a bit and set my bind dn correctly. now works lovely!
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