Removing a user from all DLs on a server

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Removing a user from all DLs on a server


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Problem

Removing a user from all DLs on a server

Solution

We can do this using a combination of zmsoap and zmprov

  • 'zmsoap' will get a list of all the distribution lists the user is a member of. So for 'user@example.com':
zmsoap -z GetAccountMembershipRequest/account=user@example.com @by=name
  • Use this to make a 'zmprov' script that will run 'zmprov rdlm dl@example.com user@example.com' for all the DLs:
zmsoap -z GetAccountMembershipRequest/account=user@example.com @by=name | sed -n 's/.*name="\(.[^"]*\)".*/rdlm \1 user@example.com/p' > /tmp/rdlm.zmprov

The above creates a file '/tmp/rdlm.zmprov', which contains multiple lines in the form of 'rdlm dl@example.com user@example.com'.

  • This file is then inputted to zmprov, removing the user from all the DLs:
zmprov < /tmp/rdlm.zmprov 


Verified Against: ZCS 8.8, 8.7, 8.6 Date Created: 2018-05-21
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Removing_a_user_from_all_DLs_on_a_server Date Modified: 2018-05-21



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