How to create a contact group from CLI

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How to create contact and contact group from CLI using Zmsoap command?


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Problem

How to create contact and contact group from CLI using Zmsoap command and add local contact and GAL contact in the contact group?

Solution

Create a local contact through the Zmsoap command.

Create the SOAP XML as per Zimbra SOAP API - /tmp/createcontact.xml and add the following line to this file and save it :

<CreateContactRequest xmlns="urn:zimbraMail">
<cn l="7">
<a n="firstName">Test</a>
<a n="lastName">Test</a>
<a n="homeStreet">Test street</a>
<a n="mobilePhone">8000062359</a>
<a n="fullName">Test, Test</a>
<a n="email">test@gmail.com</a>
</cn>
</CreateContactRequest>

Run the below command to create a local contact :

$zmsoap -v -z -m user@domain.com -f /tmp/createcontact.xml 

Create a contact group through Zmsoap.

Create the SOAP XML as per Zimbra SOAP API - /tmp/createcontact_group.xml and add the following line to this file and save :

<CreateContactRequest xmlns="urn:zimbraMail">
<cn l="7">
<a n="fileAs">8:testgroup</a>
<a n="nickname">testgroup</a>
<a n="type">group</a>
<a n="fullName">testgroup</a>
</cn>
</CreateContactRequest>

Run the below command to create a contact group :

$zmsoap -v -z -m user@domain.com -f /tmp/createcontact.xml

Add the local contact in contact group.

$zmsoap -v -z -m user@domain.com ModifyContactRequest/cn @id=group_id m/@op="+" @type="C" @value="contact_id"

Here "group_id" is contact group ID and "contact_id" is the local contact ID.

Run the following command to get group_id and contact_id :

$zmmailbox -z -m user@domain.com  gact >/tmp/getall_contact.txt

Both group_id and contact_id can be found in this file /tmp/getall_contact.txt.

Add the GAL contact in contact group.

$zmsoap -v -z -m test2@domain.com ModifyContactRequest/cn @id=group_id m/@op="+" @type="G" @value="uid=Gopal,ou=people,dc=domain,dc=com"

Here "group_id" is a contact group ID and "uid=Gopal,ou=people,dc=domain,dc=com" GAL contact that needs to be added to the contact group.

Contact gopal@domain.com is saved in LDAP in this format "uid=Gopal,ou=people,dc=domain,dc=com" , replace UID with the actual contact name and domain.

For more reference : Zimbra SOAP API external link

Submitted by: Gopal Singh Bhandari
Verified Against: ZCS 8.8 Date Created: 2020-07-10
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=How_to_create_a_contact_group_from_CLI Date Modified: 2020-07-10



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