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Kerio Connect can also work with accounts or groups that are managed through an LDAP database (currently, the Microsoft Corporation´s Active Directory as well as Apple OpenDirectory database are supported). The benefits are as follows:
user accounts can be managed from one location which reduces possible errors and simplifies administration,
access of Kerio Connect users to the Global Address List (GAL) of the directory service from their mailboxes.
the option of sharing information across multiple servers involved in the distributed domain (for details, see chapter 11 Distributed domain).
Example: A company uses a Windows 2000 domain as well as Kerio Connect. A new employee was introduced to the company. This is what has been done until now:
A new account has been created in Active Directory.
The user has been imported to Kerio Connect (or an account using the same name has been created and this name was verified by the Kerberos system).
Within the user creation or later, user information (full name and email address) has been added to the public contact folder.
If LDAP database is used, only the step
1 would be followed.
Kerio Connect allows internally managed user accounts (stored in LDAP database) to be added within the same domain. This can be helpful when creating an administrator account that will be available even when the directory server cannot be accessed.