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Environment

Netmail Archive 5.1.1.554 and up.

Synopsis

When Netmail Search is installed in a Groupwise environment, user authentication is performed against the production eDirectory.  In a Microsoft Exchange environment, authentication is performed against the CAS servers over EWS.  

As of build 554, Netmail Search can also be configured to use Active Directory over LDAP.  To enable this, the xgwxmlv.cfg configuration file must be modified.

Solution

To access the xgwxmlv.cfg configuration file, go to the server hosting the remote provider and navigate to ..\Program Files(x86)\Messsaging Architects\RemoteProvider.  Back up your current xgwxmlv.cfg file before beginning. 

 

Open the xgwxmlv.cfg file for editing.

Find the section in the file with the following options (commonly titled ‘Alternative Authentication Configuration’).  If you don't see it, create a new section and add these options manually.  NB: these options are case sensitive.

  • auth.method=AD or URL
  • auth.config=<AD_or_URL_1>;<AD_or_URL_2>;... [enter the IP address or URL path to the authentication target server]
  • auth.EmailDomain=<email domain> [optional: if the email address does not match the UPN, enter the email domain here]
  • auth.AuthSourceDomain=<auth domain 1>;<auth domain 2>;... [optional: if the email address does not match the UPN, enter the AD domain here]

 

Sample Scenarios:

AD authentication will use the UPN format for the user credentials.  Below are two possible scenarios that might exist for an organization:

 

1)      Users' SMTP address is different from their UPN

If the users' SMTP address in the mail system is in the format user1@messagingarchitects.com and the UPNs (for the AD) are in the format user1@netmail.com, then the configuration should be set as follows:

auth.method=AD

auth.config=10.10.10.10:389

auth.EmailDomain=messagingarchitects.com

auth.AuthSourceDomain=netmail.com

 

2)      Users' STMP address and UPN are the same

If the users' SMTP address matches their UPN in AD, then the configuration should be set as follows.

auth.method=AD

auth.config=10.10.10.10:389

 

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