Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) Open Source Edition v5.0 On Debian Etch - Page 3

8 Zimbra Web Interface

I'll show you some screenshots, but no detailed information about the usage of the web interface - the possible settings are too extensive. Please have a look at the admin guide and the wiki.


8.1 Administration Console

You can access the administration web interface via https://server1.example.com:7071/zimbraAdmin/ . Log in with the username "admin" (without the quotes) and the password that you assigned to this account at step 7.3.

Welcome to the administration console - make yourself familar with it.

If you want to have mail adresses like $user@example.com instead of $user@server1.example.com you have to create a new domain. Click on "Domains" in the main menu on the left side and afterwards on "New" in the window menu (Manage Domains).

Enter "example.com" (without the quotes) as domain name, set the domain status to active and click on "Finish".

Click on "Accounts" in the main menu on the left side and afterwards on "New" in the window menu (Manage Accounts) to create a new user.

A wizard will guide you through the creation of the new account. Take care that you select the right domain (example.com) for this account. Note: I created the account olli@example.com .

Afterwards mark the new account in the accounts-list and click on "Edit".

Enter a desired password for the new account (Tab "General Information") and click on "Save" in the window menu. Note: I chose "howtoforge" (without the quotes) as password.

Log out and proceed with the next step.


8.2 User Access

Open http://server1.example.com within your browser and log in with the user account that you created at step 8.1.

Make familar with the web interface.


9 Links

Debian: http://www.debian.org/
Zimbra: http://www.zimbra.com/
Zimbra documentation: http://www.zimbra.com/community/documentation.html
Zimbra Wiki: http://wiki.zimbra.com/

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From: Anonymous at: 2008-10-23 12:06:42

Hi, thanks for the how-to.

On a fresh etch you also need the "file" package, or you will have problems with the mail delivery.

From: Luís Miguel Silva at: 2009-01-19 00:05:59

Great How to :o)

 I just wanted to let you guys know that i also had to install libperl5.8!



From: Jasent at: 2009-07-24 22:05:28

I made two thing so the istalation to pass on debian 5 /lenny:

1. canged temporary /etc/debian_version from 5.0 to 4.0

2.Runing this to downgrade perl. 10



wget http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/perl/perl-modules_5.8.8-7etch6_all.deb
wget http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/perl/perl_5.8.8-7etch6_i386.deb
wget http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/perl/perl-base_5.8.8-7etch6_i386.deb
wget http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/perl/libperl5.8_5.8.8-7etch6_i386.deb
wget http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/pool/main/d/db4.4/libdb4.4_4.4.20-8_i386.deb
wget http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libs/libsocket6-perl/libsocket6-perl_0.19-1_i386.deb
wget http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libt/libterm-readkey-perl/libterm-readkey-perl_2.30-3_i386.deb
wget http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libl/liblocale-gettext-perl/liblocale-gettext-perl_1.05-1_i386.deb
wget http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libt/libtext-iconv-perl/libtext-iconv-perl_1.4-3_i386.deb
wget http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libt/libtext-charwidth-perl/libtext-charwidth-perl_0.04-4_i386.deb
wget http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libn/libnet-ssleay-perl/libnet-ssleay-perl_1.30-1_i386.deb
wget http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libn/libnet-libidn-perl/libnet-libidn-perl_0.07-1_i386.deb

dpkg -i perl-modules_5.8.8-7etch6_all.deb perl-base_5.8.8-7etch6_i386.deb
        perl_5.8.8-7etch6_i386.deb libperl5.8_5.8.8-7etch6_i386.deb
        libdb4.4_4.4.20-8_i386.deb libsocket6-perl_0.19-1_i386.deb
        libterm-readkey-perl_2.30-3_i386.deb liblocale-gettext-perl_1.05-1_i386.deb
        libtext-iconv-perl_1.4-3_i386.deb libtext-charwidth-perl_0.04-4_i386.deb
        libnet-ssleay-perl_1.30-1_i386.deb libnet-libidn-perl_0.07-1_i386.deb

From: Anonymous at: 2009-03-04 21:39:01

To install Zimbra on a debian 5.0 Squeeze you'll have to modify those files:


        grep "5.0" /etc/debian_version > /dev/null 2>&1
        if [ $? = 0 ]; then
            echo "DEBIAN4.0${i}"
            exit 0

 and the debian version:



From: at: 2008-05-26 19:33:53

Nice guide. However, installing file might get added to the list of Needed Packages in order to get Amavis working properly. My installation on Debian 4.0r1 ended up with a bunch of mails in the deferred list until I installed file and restarted Zimbra.

From: kdclaver at: 2008-12-24 11:34:48


I'm please to congratulate you for this plaisant howto.I have just installed ZCS-5 on Debian Etch. Regrettably I have error messages below:

zimbra@zimbra:~$ zmcontrol start
Host zimbra.kdclaver.net
        Starting logger...Done.
        Starting mailbox...Done.
        Starting antispam...Done.
        Starting antivirus...Done.
        Starting snmp...Done.
        Starting spell...Done.
        Starting mta...Done.
        Starting stats...Done.

Error messages

message 1:
Rubriques : Monitoring --> Server state : The data of state of the server are not available. It is possible that the service " logger " is not activated

message 2:
Mail : system failure: server zimbra.kdclaver.net zimbraRemoteManagementPrivateKeyPath (/opt/zimbra/.ssh/zimbra_identity) does not exist Code d'erreur : service.FAILURE Method: GetMailQueueInfoRequest Détails :soap:Receiver

message 3:
Mail : system failure: server zimbra.kdclaver.net zimbraRemoteManagementPrivateKeyPath (/opt/zimbra/.ssh/zimbra_identity) does not exist Code d'erreur : service.FAILURE Method: GetMailQueueInfoRequest Détails :soap:Receiver

Can you help me to correct them  and prepare the training of my users on this product about which we said to me a lot of goods.

Thank you infinitely for your care