On my side, this is mainly through an LDAP client.
1) SOGo is installed on behalf of DOVECOT/POSTFIX. They auth all on LDAP
database. SASL also rely on LDAP. Salt with Amavis, Postgrey & ClamAv,
and it's a classic mail server.
2) Basically i need a tool for managing LDAP. I use the one provided
with Webmin *OR* Jxplorer, a java tool able to do this.
Post by administrator
How are people managing this from day to day right now? From reading
a) Someone needs a new box
b) Admin guy takes about a good 10 -- 15 mins trying to remember
the commands, probably stumbles around a bit
c) Admin guy tries to iron out the problems because of missed steps or misspellings
I was thinking of programming it all in asp.net running (in apache
since I'm guessing most linux distros can install that without an x
desktop. I can somewhat easily convert vb.net -> c# and use the stuff
I'm used to. I've written console apps before as well in windows that
run in linux using mono.
You guys can help start making a list of all the commands you guys use
on a regular basis, or to change settings etc...
After that, anyone can write a front end without having to know what's
in the back end like postfix/cyrus. I can make android and windows app
ones, I hate writing web apps though so I'll leave that to someone
else. The android one interests me because I get most of my annoying
support calls in the mornings and I don't really want to get out of
bed for some email problem when I can go right back to sleep.
*Sent:* Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:47 PM
*Subject:* Re: [SOGo] Help needed, making a real admin tool for SOGO,
SOGo looks promising, but the sheer amount of bad user interfaces
to manage it and stuff like that is staggering.
What was I expecting?
1) Install the ZEG appliance, at first login tell me the
management url: http://192.x.x.x/SOGo
2) I should have been able to log in as sogo to begin with in
the web interface
3) From there, I should be able to just type in a list of
domains to accept mail for and their settings
4) Also from there I should be able to easily create users
for each mail domain (sorta like the windows user manager, at
least M$ got that part right)
5) Other misc configs. And scripts to do the same stuff
easily from the commandline without having to remember what back
ends you were using
Since I only do vb.net I'm kinda screwed in a way because linux
mainly supports c#, perl, php, that kind of stuff. Except for the
gambas IDE, and bash shell scripts and tools. But even with that,
I'd be willing to give it a shot to make a simple user interface
to make managing this thing as simple as IIS6 and the local users
and groups is on windows. I mean ideally someone would just finish
their webmin module but I've got what I've got.
All the command line stuff you know to manage things.
-Add/Delete New user
-Add/Delete New mailbox
It's practically faster for me to make the program than figure this stuff out.
I am trying to solve this also. Not from the position of writing the
interface but of finding one that someone has done. As well as looking
at SOGo I am also looking at z-push. This can be integrated with a
server running Debian and ISPConfig. However z-push only works with
mobile devices and not Outlook.
It is a bit of a nightmare making a good solution. Zentyal comes with
Zarafa which has z-push but you don't get native Outlook compatibility
and need a licensed connector to install into Outlook.
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