So we upgraded from Messenger 3.03 to GW Messenger 2018 in November. I kept getting errors on import, so opened an SR, and we got it working. When it imported users from the 3.03 DB, it seemed to have brought over all the users from Edir, not just the ones in the messenger system. The Novell tech couldn't tell me why that happened.
We use edir for authentication.
So I have a few questions, about how the LDAP associations work, as I'm a bit confused.
In Messenger service -> LDAP servers, I see three listed:
EdirServer (points to edir server)
PrimaryDOMAIN_LDAP (points to primary domain server)
OUR_TREE (Points to edir server)
After the initial import,the LDAPID is for users is Edirserver.
Newly created users LDAPID is PrimaryDomain_LDAP
If i associate users to their groupwise account, the LDAPID is OUR_TREE.
1) In Messenger, Settings, Account Management - I have automatic creation of users enabled. When a new user is created, it is using the Groupwise PrimaryDomain_LDAP server as the SYNC LDAP ID, but it's causing some troubles as the information isn't correct (ie it's not fully populating the name of the user) and it's not deleting users when the groupwise account is deleted (obviously). So it becomes a management nightmare.
There is no option to select another LDAP server. Is there a way for users to be created using another LDAP server? If not is it best to disable the auto create/delete accounts for GW uses in that tab and add users manually ?
2) When configuring messenger, I enabled LDAP on the PrimaryDomain MTA. Why does messenger need this? Can I turn this off?
3)Also, after the initial import, as expected all of the users in messenger are not associated back to their gw accounts. Is there an easy way to associate them rather than do it one by one?? (associating all those users one by one would be a nightmare.) I am assuming It would be easier to have them associated so when a user is deleted, it will delete the messenger account as well.
Why would you not associate them to gw accounts?
Thanks in advance,