Mailing List Message #106762
From: Palvelin Postmaster <>
Subject: Re: Howto: OS X Server Open Directory to serve Communigate
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:35:56 +0200
To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <>
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> On 20 Feb 2018, at 15:53, Till Klages <> wrote:
> can someone assist me with the following „wish“?
> I want CommunigatePro to control access to it`s MailAccounts / for its users via OS X Open Directory.
> This would mean same login for all services.
> Does this make sense and if so can someone give me (non technician CGP-User almost for decades) an easy walk through the setup?
> We are running OS X Servers (MacMinis) with OS X Server (App) – different Versions but this does not seem to be relevant.
> Users are organized through one Open Directory Server replicating to the others. This works fine.
> I understand that I must get LDAP to run  but with no instruction I better not touch it : - )

Hi Till,

it is possible to authenticate against an LDAP server and/or bind to an external LDAP directory.

For authentication you need to setup Settings > Helpers > External Authentication. Stalker has example LDAP authenticator scripts written in Perl here: which may work straight out-of-box or with small modifications.

I don’t have experience in binding CGP’s Directory to a remote OpenLDAP (=Open Directory) directory. It should be possible. I would be interested in hearing if anyone in the list has hands-on experience with it myself.

-- Hostmaster

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