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normtodd

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hello

we have been using kerio for the last several years (currently using latest 8.4.0) without LDAP integration at all. we are a small company and just havent needed it.

we recently started using mimecast for front end scanning and outbound, and wanted to hook their system up to the built in kerio ldap server in order for mimecast to poll for users and groups.

using the root DN as fn=ContactRoot i expected to get a list at least of users but it actually isnt getting me anything at all.

i can browse the ldap server using jxplorer and see what i want inside fn=ContactRoot,cn=mimecast<_at_>example.com,fn=Public Folders,fn=Contacts

bottom line has anyone sucessfully gotten kerio ldap to work with mimecast or can point me in the direction of what base dn i should enter to get the users and group emails?

thanks in advance
NT
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Brian Carmichael (Kerio)

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Using LDAP in this situation is not ideal because it does not provide an accurate representation of email addresses available on the backend mail server. The LDAP service in Kerio Connect is designed specifically for email clients to access contact folders. Aside from manually adding the email addresses on your gateway, you can use an SMTP option called VRFY if it is supported by your gateway. Instructions for enabling VRFY in Kerio Connect are available in KB 222 http://kb.kerio.com/222

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normtodd

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got it. ill enable VRFY as im 99.9% sure mimecast does support it

so best practice in your view would be to hook up to an ad/od/openldap server and have mimecast poll that?

i appreciate your response let me know
NT
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Brian Carmichael (Kerio)

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The best approach is to use VRFY because it captures all email addresses. If it's not possible to use VRFY then you could query a directory server that is used by Kerio Connect. However you would still need to manually add addresses that are not managed in the directory server, such as mailing lists and aliases.

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normtodd

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copy that and will do -

doesnt it seem like this is something the kerio ldap server should be able to do so that it behaves like a normal ldap server? or am i crazy here?

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Brian Carmichael (Kerio)

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You can suggest it through our user voice system. Instructions are in KB 1643.
http://kb.kerio.com/1643

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normtodd

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suggestion posted in the user voice system entitled "improve kerio LDAP server"

please vote early and vote often

i would post a direct link, but the system will not allow a user with less than 5 posts to do that which is not at all frustrating.
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You'll get there soon normtodd. You're 1 message away! That said, the URL for the feedback link is of minimal use unless you're already logged into the forum (via Connect Admin->Dashboard->Suggest Idea). Your inclusion of the exact title is the most reliable means of locating the suggestion. Well done!


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