GroupWise LDAP authentication (AD)

I thought I'd ask, even though it seems the settings confirm it's one or the other, but...

Can you operate single users in LDAP authentication mode, with some remaining in GroupWise passwords? Can you mix them basically on the same PO?

If I was to enable LDAP authentication on the PO, does that mean every user on the PO suddenly cannot login without using their LDAP credentials? Does their GroupWise password get forgotten from that point, even if I switch back again?

Many thanks, Alan
  • briggs1 wrote:

    >
    > I thought I'd ask, even though it seems the settings confirm it's one
    > or the other, but...
    >
    > Can you operate single users in LDAP authentication mode, with some
    > remaining in GroupWise passwords? Can you mix them basically on the
    > same PO?
    >
    > If I was to enable LDAP authentication on the PO, does that mean every
    > user on the PO suddenly cannot login without using their LDAP
    > credentials? Does their GroupWise password get forgotten from that
    > point, even if I switch back again?
    >
    > Many thanks, Alan


    The question you are asking is answered here:
    GROUPWISE 2014 R2 DOCUMENTATION
    89.1 Mailbox Passwords
    https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise2014r2/gw2014_guide_admin/data/adm_secadm_passwords_mailbox.html


    > Accepting eDirectory Authentication Instead of GroupWise Passwords


    > When you create users in NetIQ eDirectory, you typically assign them
    > network passwords, which users must provide when they log in to the
    > network. If you want to make it easy for client users to access their
    > GroupWise mailboxes, you can select Use eDirectory Authentication
    > Instead of Password (GroupWise Admin console > Domain object, Post
    > Object, or User object > Client Options > Security > Password). This
    > allows GroupWise users to select No Password Required with eDirectory
    > (GroupWise client > Tools > Options > Security > Password).
    >
    > NOTE:This option is not available in GroupWise WebAccess.
    >
    > As long as users who select this option are logged into eDirectory as
    > part of their network login, they are not prompted by GroupWise for a
    > password when they access their GroupWise mailboxes. If they are not
    > logged in to eDirectory, they must provide their GroupWise passwords
    > in order to access their GroupWise mailboxes.



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  • Hi,

    Just something to add... the GroupWise password is not forgotten. If you ever turn LDAP authentication off those old passwords will become active again.

    Cheers,