Joomla 3 & Zimbra 8 LDAP Guide.

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March 25, 2014 by aubreykloppers

Hi guys
I have just figured out how to get Joomla 3 to use Zimbra 8 LDAP for authentication.

VERY URGENT: If your time between systems is NOT in sync, authentication will give you an error!

NOTE BEFORE STARTING: On a Turnkey LAMP server you also need to do a:

apt-get install php5-ldap

It is quite different from the other posts (Zimbra 7), so here goes:

Setting the details:
Port: 389
Negotiate TLS: No
Follow Referrals: No
Authorisation Method: Bind and Search
Base DN: ou=people,dc=server,dc=co,dc=za
Search String: uid=[search]
User’s DN: uid=zimbra,cn=admins,cn=zimbra
Connect Username: zimbra
Connect Password: <zmlocalconfig -s | grep zimbra_ldap>
Map Full Name:
Map email: mail
Map User ID: uid

The <zmlocalconfig -s | grep zimbra_ldap> run on your ZIMBRA server will give you the username and password. If your username is different to zimbra change accordingly.

NOTE: To get the User’s name and surname combination use:
Map Full Name: displayName

PS – Removing the footer on a TurnkeyLinux installation:

mv /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/substitute.conf /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/substitute.old

touch /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/substitute.conf

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

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