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Setup integrated LDAP authentication


LDAP Integration

Advantages 3.x has in-built support for authenticating against most LDAP servers. This adds several advantages to the setup:

  1. Single Sign On: Your users don't have to remember and manage separate user accounts on all the systems
  2. Express User and Groups setup: All users are automatically imported and synchronized, you don't have to create a single user on your once you setup your integration. You can map groups as well as users to the LDAP directory and then assign security roles to the groups at the Space level.
  3. Schema mapping: even supports LDAP schema attribute mapping - so you can setup mapping for your user's profile fields, as appropriate.
  4. Read-Only integration: It is possible to setup read-only integration so there's no chance that anything or anyone will be able to modify your central directory's user information.

How-To Setup for different Directory Services


Documentation of how to set up integrated authentication with various LDAP servers.
Comments (10)
edwing Dec 10, 2009 11:30 AM
Is there anyone who has integrated with the Zimbra ldap server? I'm looking for a how-to for this.
viraf Dec 10, 2009 11:45 AM
From what i know of Zimbra LDAP server is that it is a directory service running a version of the OpenLDAP software that has the Zimbra schema already installed. Instructions should be similar to the microsoft-active-directory-services-integration but will have different setup screens and steps and so on. please check[…]ectory-services-integration
edwing Dec 10, 2009 01:42 PM
Thanks Viraf, those instructions worked. I've got been able to configure authentication with the email addresses stored in Zimbra (which for me is preferred to uid).
viraf Dec 10, 2009 02:01 PM
Great !!! Do give your feedback on the changes that you might have had to do which are specific to the Zimbra LDAP Server, so that we can incorporate the same in the documentation
edwing Dec 10, 2009 02:14 PM
I will play with it first to see if I can map everything properly (don't have ldap groups setup yet). Once that is done I will create a how-to.
macagua Jun 02, 2010 01:10 AM
Thanks Viraf, for these instructions

I will have to integrate 3.1.3 with OpenLDAP on Debian ;)
polop Dec 14, 2010 06:40 PM

Edwing, can you tell us how you have setup Cyn.on to work with Zimbra ?

Best regards,
viraf Dec 15, 2010 08:20 AM
You can try and use either of the instructions.[…]ectory-services-integration


the one recently created by @macagua for openldap here.[…]/view

If you manage to use either of the instructions successfully do contribute back a How-to specific for other zImbra users.
polop Dec 15, 2010 02:10 PM

I don't use Zimbra but for me it will be a good example. Because I'm using Kolab with Openldap too.

I want only use the auth, other things (groups...) will be support by

So if someone can help me it will be nice ! :)