Difference between revisions of "Setting zimbra admin password in LDAP"

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When you upgrade to 5.0, if your zimbra admin password in the config file does not match the zimbra admin password in LDAP, the upgrade will fail. There is no way to test that the zimbra admin password is correct in LDAP prior to upgrading. You can reset the zimbra admin password before you upgrade to make sure that the passwords match.
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== Introduction ==
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The upgrade to 5.0 can fail if the zimbra admin password stored in the local configuration does not match the password stored in the LDAP database. Since there is no way to test the zimbra admin password in the database, steps must be taken to ensure the two passwords match prior to running the 5.0 upgrade.
  
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== Retrieve the local configuration password ==
 
1. As zimbra, type:  
 
1. As zimbra, type:  
 
   zmlocalconfig -s zimbra_ldap_password ldap_master_url
 
   zmlocalconfig -s zimbra_ldap_password ldap_master_url
This returns the values for what is believed to be the password for the zimbra admin user and the URL to talk to the master for making the change.
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This returns the value for what is believed to be the password for the zimbra admin user and the URL to talk to the master for making the change to the LDAP database.
  
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== Set the password in the LDAP database ==
 
2. Run the following as the zimbra user:
 
2. Run the following as the zimbra user:
 
   /opt/zimbra/openldap/bin/ldapmodify -x -H <ldap master URL value> -D
 
   /opt/zimbra/openldap/bin/ldapmodify -x -H <ldap master URL value> -D
 
   "uid=zimbra,cn=admins,cn=zimbra" -W
 
   "uid=zimbra,cn=admins,cn=zimbra" -W
  
3. When prompted with '''Enter LDAP password''', add the value for zimbra_ldap_password returned in Step 1. Press '''Enter'''.
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3. When prompted with '''Enter LDAP password''', use the value for zimbra_ldap_password returned in Step 1. Press '''Enter'''.
  
 
4. Then type:  
 
4. Then type:  
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   changetype: modify
 
   changetype: modify
 
   replace: userPassword
 
   replace: userPassword
   userPassword: <value of zimbra_admin_password>  
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   userPassword: <value of zimbra_ldap_password>  
  
 
5. Press '''Enter''' twice for the changes to take place.
 
5. Press '''Enter''' twice for the changes to take place.
 
  
  
  
 
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Revision as of 19:19, 10 January 2008

Introduction

The upgrade to 5.0 can fail if the zimbra admin password stored in the local configuration does not match the password stored in the LDAP database. Since there is no way to test the zimbra admin password in the database, steps must be taken to ensure the two passwords match prior to running the 5.0 upgrade.

Retrieve the local configuration password

1. As zimbra, type:

  zmlocalconfig -s zimbra_ldap_password ldap_master_url

This returns the value for what is believed to be the password for the zimbra admin user and the URL to talk to the master for making the change to the LDAP database.

Set the password in the LDAP database

2. Run the following as the zimbra user:

  /opt/zimbra/openldap/bin/ldapmodify -x -H <ldap master URL value> -D
  "uid=zimbra,cn=admins,cn=zimbra" -W

3. When prompted with Enter LDAP password, use the value for zimbra_ldap_password returned in Step 1. Press Enter.

4. Then type:

  dn: uid=zimbra,cn=admins,cn=zimbra
  changetype: modify
  replace: userPassword
  userPassword: <value of zimbra_ldap_password> 

5. Press Enter twice for the changes to take place.


  Article Footer|Zimbra Collaboration Suite 5.0|1/2/2008
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