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User accounts in Kerio MailServer represent physical email boxes. Users access mailboxes through user name and password authentication. Since Kerio MailServer can serve several independent domains, the user accounts are not valid globally but are only valid for a particular domain. This implies that domains must be defined before user accounts are created (for details, see chapter 7 Domain and its settings).
User accounts can be located as follows:
locally — user mailboxes are located in Kerio MailServer and any management of user accounts is performed in Kerio MailServer (see chapter 8.2 Creating a user account),
in the LDAP database — accounts are just mapped to Kerio MailServer. Mapping of user accounts is available from the Active Directory and/or from the Apple Open Directory (refer to chapter 10 Mapping users from directory services).
Each domain may include local accounts as well as accounts saved in a directory service (e.g. Microsoft Active Directory). The list of users of the particular domain includes both types of accounts. However, only local accounts can be added (accounts for directory services must be created with the respective administration tools, e.g. Active Directory Users and Computers). Some of the features of accounts within a directory service can be edited.
User accounts can be simply imported to Kerio MailServer from another user database, as follows: