Mailing List Message #106764
From: Technical Support <>
Subject: Re: Howto: OS X Server Open Directory to serve Communigate
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:52:54 +0300
To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <>

On 2018-02-20 17:35 , Palvelin Postmaster wrote:

On 20 Feb 2018, at 15:53, Till Klages <> wrote:

can someone assist me with the following „wish“?

I want CommunigatePro to control access to it`s MailAccounts / for its users via OS X Open Directory.

This would mean same login for all services.

Does this make sense and if so can someone give me (non technician CGP-User almost for decades) an easy walk through the setup?

We are running OS X Servers (MacMinis) with OS X Server (App) – different Versions but this does not seem to be relevant.

Users are organized through one Open Directory Server replicating to the others. This works fine.
I understand that I must get LDAP to run  but with no instruction I better not touch it : - )

Hi Till,

it is possible to authenticate against an LDAP server and/or bind to an external LDAP directory.

For authentication you need to setup Settings > Helpers > External Authentication. Stalker has example LDAP authenticator scripts written in Perl here: which may work straight out-of-box or with small modifications.

Note also, in CGPro 6.2 it's possible to specify in account settings an LDAP URI (the new "Authentication URI" setting, to which CGPro would try to "bind" using the password supplied in a protocol session, without a need for an external authentication helper.

I don’t have experience in binding CGP’s Directory to a remote OpenLDAP (=Open Directory) directory. It should be possible. I would be interested in hearing if anyone in the list has hands-on experience with it myself.

Best regards,
Dmitry Akindinov.
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