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Kolab Groupware 3.0

Community Installation Guide

The Kolab Groupware Solution

Edition 1

Christian Mollekopf

Kolab Systems Software Engineer

Jeroen van Meeuwen

Kolab Systems Systems Architect

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1. Document Conventions
1.1. Typographic Conventions
1.2. Pull-quote Conventions
1.3. Notes and Warnings
2. Feedback
2.1. Reporting Bugs in Kolab
2.2. Mailing Lists
2.3. IRC
3. About Kolab Groupware
3.1. Free Software Components
3.2. Supported Platforms and System Requirements
3.3. Kolab Product Series
I. Kolab Groupware Server
1. Preparing the System
1.1. Partitioning
1.2. SELinux
1.3. System Firewall
1.4. System Users
1.5. The System Hostname and FQDN
1.6. LXC Containers
2. Overview
3. Installation
3.1. Kolab Server Installation
3.2. Repository Configuration
3.2.1. Installation with APT Packages
3.2.2. Installation with RPM Packages
3.3. Full default installation on a single server
3.4. Packagelist
4. Configuration
4.1. Customizing the Setup Process
4.2. Command-line Options for setup-kolab
4.3. LDAP Component
4.3.1. Allowing Anonymous Binds
4.3.2. Accounts Created
5. First Login
5.1. Creating a User
5.1.1. Troubleshooting
5.2. Creating a Kolab Administrator
5.3. Logging in to Roundcube
6. Server Appendix
6.1. Certificate Authority (CA)-Certificates
II. Kolab Groupware Webclients
7. Roundcube
7.1. Installing the Database
7.2. Preparing the Database
7.3. Installation
7.4. Configuration
8. Horde
8.1. Installing the Database
8.2. Preparing the Database
9. Webclient-Appendix
9.1. Installation of the MySQL-Database
III. Kolab Groupware Desktop-Clients
10. Kontact
10.1. Installation
10.2. Configuration
10.2.1. Configuration through the KolabWizard
10.2.2. Manual Configuration of Kontact
11. Thunderbird
12. Outlook
IV. Cyrus IMAP
13. Installation of Cyrus IMAP
13.1. Installation
14. Configuration of Cyrus IMAP
15. Configuring IMAP
16. Securing Cyrus IMAP Communications
17. IMAP Partitions
18. IMAP Option Reference
19. System Configuration Defaults
20. Creating a Cyrus Murder Setup
20.1. Setting up the master update server
20.1.1. Choosing the mupdate mode
21. Creating an IMAP Backend Server
21.1. Hooking in a new backend server into a murder setup
22. Creating an IMAP Frontend Server
22.1. Hooking in a new frontend server into a murder setup
A. Revision History