Configuring GW 2014 R2 Server for Native Mac Mail and Cal

I can't seem to find much complete documentation for configuring the GW R2 servers for native Mac Mail and Calendar clients and what documentation i've found doesn't quite seem complete.

There seems to be good doc on configuring the client machine, but not the server. The SMTP config in particular is what I'm wondering about. It doesn't require opening up relay does it?

Thanks for any info,

Warren
  • Hi Warren,

    Welcome back to the forums and thank you for your question.

    The documentation for the configuration of the GroupWise Calendar server is found here: https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise2014r2/gw2014_guide_install/data/b1g6hefz.html

    You do need to ensure that SOAP is fully operational on your POA's and that the SOAP ports are open between your Calendar Server and your POA's.

    Please let us know how it goes.

    Cheers,
  • Hi.

    Am 05.06.2016 um 20:36 schrieb warrenstewart:
    >
    > I can't seem to find much complete documentation for configuring the GW
    > R2 servers for native Mac Mail and Calendar clients and what
    > documentation i've found doesn't quite seem complete.
    >
    > There seems to be good doc on configuring the client machine, but not
    > the server. The SMTP config in particular is what I'm wondering about.
    > It doesn't require opening up relay does it?


    The reason why you don't immediately find anything about SMTP
    authentication in the new caldav and carddav sections of the docs is
    because SMTP mail and authentication is only losely related, and exists
    since aeons in groupwise. You could always use IMPA/POP and SMTP to use
    third party email clients for basic mail support. You actualy find this
    in the GWIA docs.

    But to answer your question: By default you don't need to do anything
    for that to work, and especially you don't need to allow relaying. Every
    GW user in your system can authenticate to your GWIA with it's groupwise
    credentials and is then allowed to send outbound email.

    You may want to make sure SSL is enable on your GWIA though to avoid
    cleartext passwords to travel over the wire. It also might be a good
    idea to have a dedicted GWIA for just that purpose setup, possibly even
    on a non-standard port for security reasons.


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    Novell Knowledge Partner
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  • Thanks for your reply!

    I sort of stumbled on this link to Microfocus Webinar from Dec 2015 that helped me understand how Calendar server works, how to configure and troubleshoot. It should be posted where it is easily available.

    The things that should be noted in the documentation are that the server should be installed on a dedicated Linux machine, no OES or other web applications such as WebAcc. Port 443 needs to be open unless you want to change the Calendar server port and require all users to change their port when they configure.

    Warren
  • Hi Warren,

    I take it that this is fully functional for you now?

    Many thanks for your feedback.

    Cheers,