[Kolab-devel] [issue2548] [Horde] Disallow "manager" login

Gunnar Wrobel kolab-issues at intevation.de
Fri Mar 14 17:01:40 CET 2008

New submission from Gunnar Wrobel <p at rdus.de>:

>From http://kolab.org/pipermail/kolab-devel/2008-January/008338.html:

> Currently the way the Horde configuration is handled on the Kolab
> server is still somewhat problematic

> Parts of the configuration (the kolab.php files in horde/config and
> horde/kronolith/config) use the Horde template mechanism and will
> always overwrite the settings done with the Horde administration
> frontend. This currently still lacks explanation.

This is unfortunate and will confuse many users.

> In addition you currently get the administration frontend if you log
> in as "manager" into Horde. This type of login is possible but partly
> broken because the manager account is a special IMAP account.

I think we should disable this functionality and document how to set the
configuration option the Kolab way or how to do it manually.

> I think the best way to deal with horde configuration is to fully
> disallow login as a non-standard IMAP user and thus fully disable
> Horde configuration by default.

Well, people tend to read the Horde documentation and then they will be

> This could then be activated by adding a specific user within
> horde/config/conf.php as Horde administrator. This user could then
> modify the Horde configuration but should be aware that a very small
> set of values cannot be set. We could either add an explanation on the
> wiki or add it to README.1st.
> Comments, other ideas?

Maybe we use an administrative Kolab User without IMAP access for that
purpose. Initially this could be the special Kolab user manager.

assignedto: wrobel
messages: 14097
nosy: bernhard, martin, thomas, wilde, wrobel
priority: minor bug
status: unread
title: [Horde]  Disallow "manager" login
topic: horde, server
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