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zrl
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Link between Zimbra and Nextcloud user

Postby zrl » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:04 pm

Hello,

We have already a Nextcloud instance with many users and a Zimbra instance too.
Is it possible to link existing account of our Zimbra with existing account on our Nextcloud instance?

Thanks in advance for your answer :)


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bud
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Re: Link between Zimbra and Nextcloud user

Postby bud » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:02 am

Hello zrl,
In Zimbra Drive for Zimbra 8.7.6 You cannot link existing NC users to the Zimbra Account.
On the first login on NextCloud or on the first access to the "Drive (beta)" tab will create a new account on NextCloud.
Jmack
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Re: Link between Zimbra and Nextcloud user

Postby Jmack » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:29 am

Is there really no way to share the NC/Zimbra files somehow?
It seems now the new NC/Zimbra account is only some sort of personal non-shareable directory.

I know the Drive is in early state, but will these (or are these) features there be (now) somehow?
In Zimbra:
- Zimbra user to be able to navigate as well trough directories which are shared with him/her.

In Nextcloud:
- NC users to have access somehow to the Zimbra user directories? Sharing seems not possible?!?
(How to find out the NC password of the Zimbra-user, so shares can be setup... if this is possible...?!?)
budy
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Re: Link between Zimbra and Nextcloud user

Postby budy » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:15 pm

Not being able to hook-up existing Zimbra Users to existingNextcloud accounts, just renders this zimlet useless! In order for this addon to succeed, there has to be a way for Zimbra account to access it's Nextcloud account, especially, of they already use the "same" user names.
zrl
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Re: Link between Zimbra and Nextcloud user

Postby zrl » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:42 pm

Completly agreed with @budy. It can be a huge improvement if we can link existing Zimbra account with existing Nextcloud account :)
Jmack
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Re: Link between Zimbra and Nextcloud user

Postby Jmack » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:33 am

When you copy the UID from oc_zimbradrive_users SQLtable to oc_users, and give it (copy to it) a known password,
you can login in as the Zimbradrive user, and make the Zimbradrive directories accessable for other users.
After a quick test it seems to work well... but USE AT OWN RISK, it might break stuff....
budy
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Re: Link between Zimbra and Nextcloud user

Postby budy » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:07 pm

Hi,

well, oc_users only holds local NC/OC users. We are using LDAP, so this will not work and it's actually potentially dangerous, to alter data structures outside NC/OC. Plus, it's the other way round for us: we do want to access existing NC/OC user accounts from Zimbra, since this is where the data already is.

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