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ag4apple

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We currently run Kerio Connect on a Linux server, and we connect it to our Open Directory server for user mapping/authentication. We are considering migrating away from Open Directory. We would hate to have to go to Active Directory, as it is expensive if all you want to use it for is user authentication. We looked at JumpCloud (https://jumpcloud.com) but I don't think Kerio would be able to connect to such a cloud based system. Another possibility would be setting up our own open source 389 Directory (http://directory.fedoraproject.org/index.html).

But, according to Kerio documentation, Kerio will only work with Open Directory or Active Directory. Does anyone know if it is possible to use some other type of directory server? If not, anyone know if Kerio might support alternatives in the future?

Thanks
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Radek Sip (Kerio)

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See article http://kb.kerio.com/294

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fishtech

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Hi,

Just wondering why you are considering moving away from Open Directory.

I'm an OD user and have it working with Kerio Connect, Operator and Control. Wondering if you are aware of something I am not Smile

Since this is an off-topic question you are welcome to pm if you prefer.

Thanks,

ft
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ag4apple

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fishtech,

We are looking to migrate away from OD because we've found it to be a very fragile architecture. We probably did something wrong in our setup, but we have one or two times each year where suddenly our OD server seems to have a freak out, leading to people being unable to log into Kerio (and all our other IT services as well). Each time this happens, there seems to be no way to recover without shutting down our master controller and promoting one of the replicas to be the new master. Then we have to build a new sever to take the place of the old replica. It's just too flakey.

We don't relish the idea of migrating to AD, as we try to avoid the Microsoft solution wherever possible, but since Kerio really only supports two directory systems, we may not have much choice. That's why were were hoping there might be a way to do it in the future.

Thanks for asking, hope this info helps.
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fishtech

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Thanks for the answer. I can understand how disruptive that must be.
My OD generally works well, but I don't mess with it much beyond creating/authenticating groups and accounts.
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