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  • From: Stefan Helms < >
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  • Subject: Re: [SOGo] free/busy and Thunderbird...
  • Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 18:22:52 +0100
  • Organization: Bibliothek der Fachhochschule Köln

Hello Ludovic, hello SOGo users,

it took me a while to answer, we had a corrupt file system on a VMware host (hosting amongst others an Active Directory DC *ouch*), so lots of work recovering in the last days...

Am 11.02.2011 22:51, schrieb Ludovic Marcotte:
On 11-02-08 12:24 PM, Stefan Helms wrote:
+ using our LDAP as global addressbook and primary authentication source (uid is the login name for the central IMAP server)
- members of one OU in LDAP should be allowed to authenticate, others shouldn't (so far all are allowed)
Do you have multiple OU that contain users allowed to authenticate or only one? If you only have one, just set the baseDN accordingly in your SOGoUserSources entry.
Only users of one OU should be able to authenticate, but users of all OUs should appear in the global addressbook, so just changing the baseDN is not really a satisfactory solution.
I'm currently having one addressbook with canAuthenticate=NO for the whole organization and one authentication source with isAddressbook=NO for only the OU allowed to authenticate.
This seems to work fine, but somehow I'm uncomfortable about that approach, as I feel it might perhaps call for problems with users appearing in both user sources.
Would you recommend that solution?

+ an additional authentication source/addressbook for "resources" with email addresses in a separate mail(sub)domain in SQL (because we can't write to the central LDAP)
+ local SMTP server on the SOGo host intercepts mails for the maildomain of those resources and pipes them to a script accepting appointments via curl, hands over other mail to our central smtp for delivery => no IMAP account for resources (mail tab in webinterface is deactivated via defaults)
- both addressbooks (LDAP and SQL) should be used for autocompletion in TB (so far only LDAP works)
Thunderbird can only have one "remote auto-completion source" defined.
Well, that's the answer I expected and feared to get. You just never get it all... :(
Maybe one day it might be possible to combine several user sources into one remote addressbook on the server...?
So SOGo fetches entries from several sources on the backend and presents them to the client as one addressbook.

My biggest pain-in-the-%!# right now is, that free/busy in Thunderbird only flashes appointments of LDAP users and then shows them as free.
Try also setting IDFieldName = uidNumber;
That did the trick and made my day.
Thanks a lot!

Stefan Helms
Fachinformatiker für Systemintegration
(IT Specialist for Systems Integration)

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