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Emerald External (KB ID: 54416)

Feb 16 2004

How would I add a linux system as an external system for adding users?

Feb 16 2004

We have an LDAP synchonization tool (Emerdap) which synchronizes Emerald
account information with a directory server. Many current Linux
distributions allow you to configure them to authenticate from a directory via the PAM/NSS directory modules out-of-the-box.

There are a few other generic methods avaliable which require some
scripting to implement. You can export a CSV file or HTTP post to a
custom cgi application to manage accounts as well.

There is more information on Emerdap at our documentation web page:

The most popular reason for integrating with a linux system is to provide email accounts for customers. We recommend using Emerdap with the Qmail+LDAP patch to handle mail integration on UNIX systems.