How to remove Active Directory External Auth FOSS

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alex_rhys-hurn
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How to remove Active Directory External Auth FOSS

Postby alex_rhys-hurn » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:22 am

Hi,

I have run in to a challenge. I have a single standalone zimbra server running Zimbra FOSS that has been upgraded over the years from Zimbra 6 to current version of ZImbra 8.8.8.8

My problem is, that when I started with ZImbra 6, Microsoft Active Directory External Authentication was a feature included with FOSS edition, and now that Feature is excluded. However, the feature has continued to work as I have upgraded. So, now I have Zimbra FOSS 8.8.8 with external Auth via Active Directory.

I want now to decommission the Microsoft Active Directory and move to internal authentication, but I cannot see how to modify the config to disable the external authentication. Currently my users are authenticating via internal auth, due to the switch to log in locally if external auth fails.

This gives slow logins as the Active Directory is not reachable anymore and user has to wait for the AD lookup to fail before logging in locally.

How do I disable external auth and move back to internal auth as default for Zimbra FOSS?

Thanks in advance,
Alex

MY SYSTEM DETAILS:
External Auth Settings:
ext_auth.png
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Zimbra:
Release 8.8.8.GA.2009.UBUNTU14.64 UBUNTU14_64 FOSS edition

OS:
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS"


alex_rhys-hurn
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[SOLVED] How to remove Active Directory External Auth FOSS

Postby alex_rhys-hurn » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:39 am

Hi,

I fixed it.

I used:

Code: Select all

zmprov modifydomain itworx.co.ke zimbraAuthMech zimbra


My confusion had been that I was looking for the INTERNAL authentication method, but the internal method is actually called zimbra

Thanks,

Alex
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Re: How to remove Active Directory External Auth FOSS

Postby phoenix » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:19 am

Why do you think you can't use AD for external authentication? AD, AFAIK, is still just an LDAP server.
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