Automation: how to change all users's individual signatures

Revision as of 21:44, 25 September 2015 by Teodor Vizirov (talk | contribs) (Resolution)

Zimbra Automation

   KB 22354        Last updated on 2015-09-25  

(one vote)

Zimbra automation using scripting.

How to change users's individual signatures based on their ldap attributes globally


The purpose of this article is to show how to create a simple script which, can modify every user's signature globally, based on their ldap attribute values in ldap.


For the purpose we will use two scripts. In the process I will explain why combining the two scripts into one will not work.

Script 1

     for i in `/opt/zimbra/bin/zmprov -l gaa`  
       echo -ne "Checking account: $i \t"
       $path/zmprov ma $i zimbraPrefMailSignatureEnabled TRUE
       signature=`$path/zmprov ga $i | egrep "(^cn|^ou|^company|^street|^telephoneNumber|^mobile|^title)" | cut -d : -f 2 | sed 's/^\ //g'`
       $path/zmprov ma $i zimbraPrefMailSignature "$signature"
       echo "done!"

  • The first script does the following:
set the default path to zmprov.
sets the zimbraPrefMailSignatureEnabled attribute to TRUE.
sets a variable called signature.
assigns to this variable different attribute values, that are assign to that user in LDAP. In this example: (^cn|^ou|^company|^street|^telephoneNumber|^mobile|^title). The attributes can be changed as per the admin needs.
the last line modifies the account, as it writes the values from LDAP to the signature of the user.

Script 2

    for i in `/opt/zimbra/bin/zmprov -l gaa`  
       echo -ne "Adding SignatureID to account: $i \t"

       signatureid=`$path/zmprov ga $i zimbraSignatureId | sed -n '2p' | cut -d : -f 2 | sed 's/^\ //g'`
       $path/zmprov ma $i zimbraPrefDefaultSignatureId "$signatureid"
       $path/zmprov ma $i zimbraPrefForwardReplySignatureId "$signatureid"
      echo "done!"
Jump to: navigation, search