Enables the user to configure SharePoint Site Collections with Zimbra Community.
With release 4.1 of Zimbra Connect for SharePoint, integration between Zimbra Community and SharePoint now allows multi-site collection support. This means a Zimbra group can import Libraries from multiple SharePoint Site Collections.
This Zimbra Community integration solution has been developed and tested on the following platforms:
Enabling Zimbra Connect for Microsoft SharePoint 4.1:
The following sections discuss options in the SharePoint credentials dialog box.
This option is available when SharePoint is configured for Anonymous authentication and it is not necessary to authenticate a user in SharePoint. Make sure Anonymous authentication is set up in SharePoint when using this option.
The service account is used when elevated permissions are necessary or when it is not possible to send Windows Identity information to SharePoint. When a service account is used, the user must be configured in SharePoint and make sure what password policies are set up in your environment to ensure that service is not interrupted if that password expires.
Windows authentication is usually reserved for enterprise applications when Windows Identity information is available. This requires you to set up Windows Authentication in Zimbra, and all users must be configured in SharePoint - typically by AD groups. After setting up Windows authentication, in Zimbra you must complete the following:
Comment out the <roleManager> tag in Zimbra's web.config file.
It is also required to setup Kerberos Delegation from the Community server(s) to the SharePoint server(s).
To enable SAML authentication an STS Certificate is required and a Trusted Identity Provider will need to be configured in SharePoint. This allows a user to sign-in to SharePoint with Zimbra Community credentials. Please see SAML Authentication Plugin.
The SharePoint OAuth Client plugin must be enabled in order to select the OAuth option.
Please note the Login and Password for OAuth will be used for community admins and for the Job Scheduler when indexing for search. The login should have sufficient permissions in SharePoint to complete these tasks.
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