CBPolicyd with Zimbra MySQL

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Setting up CBPolicyd with Zimbra MySQL

Execute the following steps on MTA Node to setup CBPolicyd with Zimbra MySQL

  • Clone the repo:
$ git clone https://github.com/Zimbra-Community/zimbra-tools.git
  • Go to zimbra-tools directory and execute the cbpolicyd.sh script:
$ sh cbpolicyd.sh
  • If you want to change or review your polices using mysql client, as root user login to mysql database and execute the command.
$ /opt/zimbra/bin/mysql policyd_db
SELECT * FROM quotas_limits;
  • Following will be the output:
+----+----------+-----------------------+--------------+---------+----------+
| ID | QuotasID | Type                  | CounterLimit | Comment | Disabled | 
+----+----------+-----------------------+--------------+---------+----------+
|  1 |        1 | MessageCount          |           10 | NULL    |        0 |
|  2 |        1 | MessageCumulativeSize |         8000 | NULL    |        0 |
|  3 |        2 | MessageCount          |           12 | NULL    |        0 |
|  4 |        3 | MessageCount          |          100 | NULL    |        0 |
|  5 |        4 | MessageCount          |          125 | NULL    |        0 |
+----+----------+-----------------------+--------------+---------+----------+
  • CBPolicyd has been installed successfully. Following are the details of the policy:
    • Rate limit any sender from sending more than 100 emails every 60 seconds. Messages beyond this limit are deferred.
    • Rate limit any @domain from receiving more than 125 emails in a 60 second period. Messages beyond this rate are rejected.
  • For testing purpose, we can set the following policy:
    • 2 emails every 60 seconds. Messages beyond this limit are deferred.
    • 2 emails in a 60 second period. Messages beyond this rate are rejected.
  • As root user, login to the MySQL database and execute the following commands for updating quotas_limits table to set the above mentioned policies:
$ /opt/zimbra/bin/mysql policyd_db
UPDATE quotas_limits SET CounterLimit = 2 WHERE ID = 4;
UPDATE quotas_limits SET CounterLimit = 2 WHERE ID = 5;
  • To make the configuration effective, execute these commands as zimbra user:
$ su - zimbra
$ zmprov ms `zmhostname` +zimbraServiceEnabled cbpolicyd
$ zmprov ms `zmhostname` zimbraCBPolicydQuotasEnabled TRUE 
  • Restart services:
$ zmmtactl restart
$ zmcbpolicydctl start 

Testing the CBPolicyd configuration

  • Login to Zimbra Modern Web App.
  • Send 2 emails within 60 seconds.
  • You will see an error message in UI:
You are sending too many emails, contact helpdesk.
  • Similar message will also get logged in /var/log/zimbra.log

Creating a new user in MySQL database

  • New user can be created and granted permission to access MySQL. As zimbra user, execute the following steps:
$ su - zimbra
$ mysql 
CREATE USER 'testuser'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON * . * TO 'testuser'@'%';
  • Login to MySQL database using the newly created user:
$ su - zimbra
$ mysql -u testuser -p
Enter password:password
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