Setting zimbra admin password in LDAP
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.
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