CommuniGate Pro
Version 6.1
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Accounts

Accounts

An Account is the basic service unit: every user served with a CommuniGate Pro Server should have an Account on that Server.

Each Account is protected with a password, so only the Account owner (and, optionally, System and Domain Administrators) can have access to Account data.

The postmaster Account is automatically created in the Main Domain. The Master (unlimited) access right is granted to that Account.

The pbx Account is automatically created in the Main Domain. See the PBX section for more details.

Creating a New Account

To create a new Account, type a new Account name into the field on the right side of the Create Account button and click that button.
The selected Account name should meet the Domain Object name restrictions.

  Template
Legacy INBOX (in /var/mail/)    
Use the pop-up menu to specify the Account type:
MultiMailbox
A folder-type Account that can contain several Mailboxes of various types. The INBOX Mailbox is automatically created within the new Account. All incoming E-mails are stored in the INBOX Mailbox by default. The user can create additional Mailboxes using any IMAP client software, or using the CommuniGate Pro Web E-mail Interface.
Text Mailbox, MailDir Mailbox, ...
An Account that contains a single INBOX Mailbox. You can select any supported Mailbox format. If the user plans to use just POP3 client software, only one Mailbox is needed, and you may want to create a Single-Mailbox type Account for that user.

By default, the Account name becomes the person's E-mail name, so Account names should contain only letters, digits, dash and point (dot) symbol - some mail systems cannot send mail to E-mail addresses containing other symbols.

Legacy INBOX (in /var/mail/)
Select this option if you want the new Account INBOX to be created as an Legacy Mailbox, so new Account can be used with legacy local mailers. This option is enabled only if the Legacy Mailbox location is specified in the Domain Settings.

Click the Create Account button. When a new Account is created, its name appears in the Domain Objects list. The Server automatically displays the Settings page for the new Account.

The Settings of a newly created Account are automatically set to the Account Template values.

You can create several Accounts at once, by preparing an Account List file and using the Import option.


Specifying Account Settings

To specify Account Settings, click the Account name link in the Accounts list. The Account Settings page appears.

Created:  12-May-2007 Access Rights 
Real Name:   
Title: 
City: 
Services:   
Organization:   
Space Test:   
CommuniGate  
Password: 
 
FirstName:   
FamilyName:   
department:   
Real Name
This field is used to specify the real-life user name. The Server uses this information to compose the default 'From' address in Web Mailer.
additional System fields
If the Server Directory Integration settings contain some System Custom Account Setting fields, these fields appear in this panel where they can be set and modified.
CommuniGate Password
The Account password. When authenticating a user, the Server can check either this password or OS password, or both (see below).
additional Public Info fields
If the Server Directory Integration settings contain some Public Info Custom Account Setting fields, these fields appear in this panel where they can be set and modified.

The modified values of the Real Name and additional fields are updated in the Directory if the Domain has the Directory Integration setting set to Keep In Sync.

After the Account Settings are modified, click the Update button.

Authentication Methods

Use the Authentication panel to specify the Account authentication methods.
Authentication Secure Only:
CommuniGate Password:
Password Modification:
Minimal Password Length:
Password Complexity:
Password Encryption:
OS UserName:
*
OS Password:
External Password:
Password Recovery:
Kerberos Login:
Certificate Login:
Log Login/Logout:
Alt RADIUS Password:
Alt SIP Password:
Failed Logins Limit: in
Last Failed Login:
05-Aug [64.173.55.170]

To log into the CommuniGate Pro Account, a user (a client application) supplies a password, directly, or via some secure authentication protocol. For successful authentication:

Besides the password-based authentication methods, CommuniGate Pro Server can authenticate its Account users using other methods, such as Kerberos and TLS Certificates.
See the Security section for the details.

CommuniGate Password
CommuniGate Pro Account internal password can be stored as an Account setting (see above).
The following settings control how this internal CommuniGate password is used.
CommuniGate Password
This setting tells the Server if it should compare the user-provided password and the internal CommuniGate Password.
Password Modification
This setting controls if the user can modify the CommuniGate Password via the PWD module, the WebUser Interface, XMPP module, or the XIMSS Interface.
Password Complexity
This setting specifies how complex the user-supplied CommuniGate Password should be.
any
no restriction
mixed case letters
the password must contain both upper-case and lower-case letters
letters and digits
the password must contain both upper-case and lower-case letters, and at least one decimal digit.
Password Encryption
This setting specifies how the Server should store the CommuniGate Password. If the clear option is selected, the password is stored as a clear-text string. All other options specify various encryption methods. In most cases, you will not specify this setting on a per-account basis, but rather using the Domain Account Defaults or global Account Defaults.
The U-crpt password encryption is used for compatibility with the Unix "crypt" encryption method and it should be used for migrating users from other servers only. The U-crtp-encrypted passwords can not be used for Secure (SASL) Authentication methods.
See the Security section for the details.
Alt RADIUS Password, Alt SIP Password
These alternative passwords (if set) are used for RADIUS and SIP authentication operations.
Note: when you set new values for these options, they are stored using the current Password Encryption method.
Password Recovery
This setting controls if the user can use the WebUser Interface or the XIMSS Interface to ask the Server to send the CommuniGate Password to the "recovery E-mail" address.
Server OS Integration
CommuniGate Pro Accounts can be "mapped" onto the accounts (registered users) of the Server OS. When a CommuniGate Pro user is being authenticated using a Server OS password, or when a separate process (program) should be launched on the user behalf, the CommuniGate Pro Server constructs an OS username (OS account name) to be used for that CommuniGate Pro user (Account).
OS UserName
This setting specifies how to compose the Server OS username. The asterisk (*) symbol is substituted with the CommuniGate Pro Account name. If this setting contains just one symbol - the asterisk symbol, then the CommuniGate Pro Account is "mapped" onto the OS account with the same name: when the CommuniGate Pro Server checks the OS password for the Account jmsith, it checks if the specified password can be used to log into the OS account jsmith.

If the setting contains *.dj, the OS username for the CommuniGate Pro Account jsmith is jsmith.dj - and the jsmith.dj name is used for all OS-level operations initiated on behalf of the CommuniGate Pro Account jsmith.

OS Password
If this option is enabled, the Account user can log in using the password set in the Server OS registration information for this user.
Other Login Methods
CommuniGate Pro Accounts users can use other methods to log into their Accounts.
Kerberos Login
If this option is enabled, the user can log into the Account using the Kerberos Authentication method.
See the Security section for the details.
Certificate Login
If this option is enabled, the user can log into the Account using the Client Certificate Authentication method.
See the PKI section for the details.
External Password
If this option is enabled, the user can log into the Account using a password verified with the External Authenticator program.
See the Security section for the details.
Secure Only
This option requires use of secure authentication methods (APOP or non-clear-text SASL methods) with this Account. If a user client application connects to the Server and supplies a password for this Account using an insecure ("clear text") authentication method, the Server will reject the connection even if the supplied password is correct. Clear-Text password are still accepted if they are passed through a secure (SSL/TLS) communication channel.
Note: Since OS passwords can be checked only using the clear-text authentication method, enabling the Secure Only option forces the users employing OS passwords to use secure (SSL/TLS) communication channels.
Log Login/Logout
If this option is enabled, login/logout operations for this Account are recorded in the special Supplementary Log.
Failed Login Limit
This setting specifies a time period and the number of incorrect login attempts that a user or users can make before the Account is disabled for login operations. Account logins are re-enabled after the same period of time.
The Server remembers the IP Address of the client that performed the last successful login. Logins from this IP Address are not blocked even when the number of incorrect login attempts exceeds the limit.
Last Failed Login
This element is displayed when there was a failed attempt to log into this Account. The element displays the attempt date and/or time, and the IP address the attempt was made from.
Click the Clear button to remove the Last Failed Login info and to reset the Account Failed Logins counter.

If the CommuniGate Password, OS Password, Kerberos, Certificate, and External Authentication options are disabled, the user will not be able to access the Account.

Any Authentication setting can be set to the default value, in this case the setting value is taken from the Domain Default Account Settings or the Server-wide or Cluster-wide Default Account Settings.

Enabled Services

There is a set of settings that specify which CommuniGate Pro services can be used with the Account:

Enabled Services
Default Mail Relay Signal Mobile TLS POP IMAP MAPI
AirSync SIP XMPP WebMail XIMSS FTP ACAP PWD
LDAP RADIUS S/MIME WebCAL WebSite PBX HTTP
Mail
If this Service is disabled, incoming E-mail Messages are not delivered to this Account. Incoming messages are suspended in the Local Delivery Module queue, and they are rejected if this option is not re-enabled within the specified period of time.
See the Local Delivery module settings for the details.
If this option is disabled, Account cannot compose and submit E-mail Messages.
Relay
If this Service is disabled, Account user is not able to use the Mobile Users Support features.
You may want to disable this Service when you provide free WebMail Accounts, and you do not want spammers to use these Accounts to enable SMTP relaying.
Signal
If this Service is disabled, incoming Signals sent to this Account are rejected.
Mobile
If this Service is disabled, the Account user cannot connect (login) from Internet Addresses not included into the Client Addresses list.
You may want to disable this Service if you want your users to connect to their Accounts only from the Internet Addresses on your own network.
TLS
If this Service is disabled, secure (SSL/TLS) access to this Account is disabled.
POP, IMAP, MAPI, AirSync, PWD, XMPP, FTP, ACAP
If a protocol Service is disabled, the Account cannot be opened (the Account user cannot be authenticated) using that protocol.
SIP
If this Service is disabled, SIP operations requiring authentication (REGISTER, outgoing calls, etc.) are not available for this Account.
WebMail
If this Service is disabled, the Account cannot be opened using the WebUser Interface.
XIMSS
If this Service is disabled, the Account cannot be opened using the XIMSS Interface.
SMIME
If this Service is disabled, Secure Mail (S/MIME) features implemented in the WebUser and XIMSS Interfaces are not available for this Account.
LDAP
If this Service is disabled, the Account user cannot be authenticated with the LDAP module.
RADIUS
If this Service is disabled, the Account user cannot be authenticated with the RADIUS module.
WebCal
If this Service is disabled, the Account user cannot use the Calendaring functions of the WebUser and XIMSS Interfaces, and the user cannot be authenticated using the CalDAV protocol.
WebSite
If this Service is disabled, HTTP and WebDAV access to this Account is disabled.
PBX
If this Service is disabled, the Account cannot use the PBX services.
HTTP
If this Service is disabled, sessions and real-time applications created for this Account cannot use outgoing HTTP transactions.

The Server checks the Account and the Account Domain settings. Only if the Service is enabled for both the Account and the Account Domain, that service can be used with this Account. See the Domains Settings section for more details.

If you select the default option, the Enabled Services for this Account are defined using Domain Default Account Settings or the Server-wide/Cluster-wide Default Account Settings.

Note: please note a difference between the Default Account settings and the Enabled Services specified for the Domain: while you can override the Default Account Settings for some Account by explicitly specifying the enabled Services for that Account, you cannot override the Enabled Services specified for the Domain. If the Default Account Settings disable POP and IMAP access, you can explicitly enable POP and IMAP access for a particular account. But if POP and IMAP access is disabled with the Domain Settings, no Account in that Domain can be accessed via these protocols.

Access Settings

Access
Session Limits:  POP:  IMAP: 
AirSync:  XMPP: 
XIMSS:  WebUser: 
POP Login Limit:  in  
Session Limits
These settings limit the number of concurrent sessions accessing this Account. If the number of the already opened sessions exceeds the specified limit, a new login operation is rejected with an error code being sent to the client application.
POP Login Limit
This setting limits the frequency of POP Logins into this Account. If the number of POP logins exceeds the specified limit, the session is rejected with an error code being sent to the mail client. The user should change the POP client settings to make it check mail less often.

Mail Storage Settings

Open the Mail Settings page in the Mail section of the Account Settings:
Mailbox Storage
Mail Storage Limit:  Used:
Mailbox Limit:  Used:31
Archive Messages after:  Delete Messages after: 
New Mailbox Format:  Non-Mail Folders visible via IMAP: 
Erase Deleted Messages:   
Mail Storage Limit
This option is used to specify the maximum total size of the all Account Mailboxes. If a new incoming message cannot be stored in an Account, because the Account size would exceed the specified limit, the message is rejected and the message sender receives an error report.

The current Mail Storage usage value is shown as a button, if the page is viewed by a System Administrator. By clicking this button you can re-calculate the usage storage counter if that counter was de-synchronized.

Mailbox Limit
This option is used to specify the maximum number of Mailboxes that can be created in this Account.
Archive Messages after, Delete Messages after
See the Chronos section for the details.
New Mailbox Format
This setting is displayed for multi-mailbox Accounts only. It specifies the default format for all new Mailboxes created in this Account.
Non-Mail Folders visible via IMAP
This setting controls if IMAP clients see non-Mail (Calendar, Contacts, etc.) Mailboxes. See the IMAP module section for more details.
Erase Deleted Messages
When this option is selected, the messages being deleted from the Account Mailboxes are rewritten with garbage first.

Mail Transfer Settings

Mail Transfer
Incoming Message Size Limit:  Outgoing Message Size Limit: 
Incoming Mail Limit:  in Outgoing Mail Limit:  in
Incoming Message Size Limit
This option is used to specify the maximum size of an E-mail Message that can be delivered to the Account.
Outgoing Message Size Limit
This option is used to specify the maximum size of an E-mail Message that can be composed and submitted by this Account.
Incoming Mail Limit
This option is used to limit the number of E-mail Messages an Account can receive over the specified period of time.
See the Local Delivery Module section for more details.
Outgoing Mail Limit
This option is used to limit the number of E-mail Messages composed and submitted on behalf of this Account, over the specified period of time. This option is used to prevent system abuse by the system own users.

This limit is applied to the messages submitted from authenticated sources: via SMTP using the AUTH operation, via the WebUser Interface and XIMSS clients, via the MAPI module, via the POP module XTND XMIT command, via AirSync clients, etc.
If the number of messages submitted during the specified period of time exceeds the specified limit, the Account user's ability to submit messages is suspended (for the specified period of time).

Note: some of users can send messages via SMTP without using the AUTH operation, because they send from the network addresses specified in the Client IP Addresses list, or because they use the Read-then-Send method. In this case the messages they submit cannot be attributed to any Account and those messages are not counted.
If you want to apply the Outgoing Flow Control settings to all messages submitted by your users, you should force all of them to use the SMTP AUTH operation by enabling the Force SMTP AUTH option in the Domain Settings.

Mail Transfer
Delay New Mail if:  % full
Send Alerts if:  % full
Send Notice if:  % full
Delay New Mail
If the Account mail storage size is limited, and the specified percent of that limit is already used, or it would be used when the new message is added, message delivery to this Account is suspended. The Local Delivery module settings specify what actually happens to the Account message queue in this case.
Send Alerts
This option specifies when the Storage Quota Alerts should be sent to the Account user.
The Alert message text is a Server String and it can be customized.
Send Notice
This option specifies when the Local Delivery module should compose and store an "over quota" message in the Account INBOX. If this Notice Message is stored, no new Notice Message will be composed and stored for the next 24 hours.
The Notice Message Subject and the Message text are Server Strings and they can be customized. There are two different Notice Message bodies - one is used when an incoming message has been delivered, and the other one - when an incoming message is too big to be delivered to the Account.
Note: the Notice Messages are not submitted to the Queue, they are composed with the Local Delivery module and they are stored directly in the Account INBOX.

To disable these options, set their values to 101%.

Mail Transfer
Allowed Mail Rules:  7
RPOP modifications:  Used:3
Accepts Mail to "all":  Add Trailer to Sent Mail: 
Allowed Mail Rules
This setting tells the Server if the user is allowed to specify automated Rules that instruct the Server how to process incoming E-mail messages.
No
If this option is selected, only the administrator can specify the automated rules for this user.
Filter Only
If this option is selected, the user can specify only the following actions:
Discard, Reject, Stop Processing, Mark, Add Header, Tag Subject, Store in, Copy Attachments to, and Store Encrypted in.
All But Exec
If this option is selected, the user can specify any action, but the Execute action.
Any
If this option is selected, the user can specify any action.

Click the Mail Rules link to specify the rules to be applied to all incoming E-mail messages directed to this Account.

If an administrator creates an Automated Rule containing actions the Account user is not allowed to specify, the user will be able to view that Rule, but not to modify any part of it.

RPOP Modifications
This setting tells the Server if the user is allowed to specify remote host (RPOP) accounts that the RPOP module should poll on the user's behalf.
If this option is disabled, only the administrator can specify the RPOP accounts for this user.
Click the RPOP link to specify the remote accounts to be polled on behalf of this user.
Accept Mail to all
This setting tells the Server to store messages directed to the all@domain address in the Account INBOX.
Add Mail Trailer
This setting tells the Server to append the trailer text (specified in the Domain Settings) to all messages this user composes using the WebUser Interface.

Any of these Settings can be set to the default value, in this case the setting value is taken from the Domain Default Account Settings or the server-wide/cluster-wide Default Account Settings.

Signaling Settings

Open the Call Settings page in the Real-Time section of the Account Settings:
Calls
Allowed Call Rules:  Used:10
Concurrent Calls:  Used:0
Incoming Calls Limit:  in Call Logs: 
Outgoing Calls Limit:  in Call Info: 
Allowed Call Rules
This setting tells the Server if the user is allowed to specify automated Rules that instruct the Server how to process incoming Signals.
No
If this option is selected, only the administrator can specify the automated Signal Rules for this user.
Any
If this option is selected, the user can specify any action.

Click the Call Rules link to specify the rules to be applied to all incoming Signals (calls) directed to this Account.

If an administrator creates an Automated Rule containing actions the Account user is not allowed to specify, the user will be able to view that Rule, but not to modify any part of it.

Concurrent Calls
This setting specifies the maximum number of concurrent calls this Account can be involved it (as a caller or a callee).
Note: if the Call Info option is disabled, the number of concurrent calls cannot be defined and it cannot be limited.
Call Logs
If this option is enabled, the Signal component places call log records into the private/logs/ files in the Account File Storage.
Call Info
If this option is enabled, the Signal component stores the current calls information in the Account data, from where it can be retrieved using the dialog Signal package, and other methods.
Disable this option if the Account is a service one, handling many concurrent calls, and there is no need to retrieve the current call information.
Incoming Calls Limit
This setting specifies the maximum number of incoming calls this Account can receive over the specified period of time.
Outgoing Calls Limit
This setting specifies the maximum number of outgoing calls this Account can make over the specified period of time.
Device Registration
Registered Devices:  Used:2
RSIP modifications:  Used:1
Registered Devices
This setting specifies the maximum number of "Contacts" (devices) the Server can register for this Account. The Used field shows the number of the currently registered devices.
RSIP modifications
This setting specifies if the Account user is allowed to modify the Account RSIP settings. The Used field shows the current number of the Account RSIP records.
Instant Messaging and Presence
Roster Limit:  Used:7
Send IMs to SIP Devices:  IM Logs: 
IM Offline Storage: 
Outgoing NOTIFY Requests Limit:  in  
Roster Limit
This setting specifies the maximum number of Roster elements ("Buddies") for this Account.
Send IMs to SIP Devices
If this option is set to Enabled, incoming Instant Messages are delivered to all registered SIP devices;
if this option is set to If Supported, incoming Instant Messages are delivered only to those registered SIP devices that declared support for the MESSAGE SIP Method;
if this option is set to Disabled, incoming Instant Messages are not delivered to registered SIP devices.
IM Logs
If this option is enabled, incoming and outgoing Instant Messages are stored in the Account File Storage.
IM Offline Storage
When incoming Instant Messages cannot be delivered because there is no active session or device registered, and if this option is enabled, these Messages are stored in the Account File Storage. When the user logs use an XMPP or a XIMSS session, these stored Messages are delivered to that session.
Outgoing NOTIFY Requests Limit
This setting specifies the maximum number of NOTIFY requests (such as presence updates, call dialog status updates, etc.) this Account can send over the specified period of time. Increase this setting as you increase the allowed Roster Limit: when the Account changes its presence state, a NOTIFY request with the new presence info is sent to each Roster item (to each "buddy").

The Instant Messages processing is also controlled with Account Preferences.

File Storage Settings

Open the File Settings page in the Files section of the Account Settings:
File Storage
File Storage Limit:  Used:1340K
Files Limit:  Used:33
File Size Limit:   
Add Banner to HTML:  Default file for HTTP: 
default.html
File Storage Limit
This option is used to specify the maximum total size of the all files in the Account File Storage. If this option is set to zero, the Account File Storage is disabled.
File Size Limit
This option is used to specify the maximum size of a file that can be stored in the Account File Storage.
Files Limit
This option is used to specify the maximum number of all files in the Account File Storage.
Add Banner to HTML
This setting tells the Server to insert the Web banner code (specified in the Domain Settings) to all HTML files retrieved from this Account File Storage.
Default Web Page
When an HTTP URL for a File Storage file does not specify a file name (http://domain:port/~account/ or http://domain:port/~account/subDir/), a file with the Default Web Page name is retrieved.

WebUser Interface Settings

Open the Account Settings page to modify the WebUser Interface settings:
WebUser Interface
Hidden Skins:
 
Hidden Pronto! Modules:
Twitter,Video
Banner Parameters:
 
 
Hidden Skins
This option is used to specify the names of the WebUser Interface (and Pronto!) Skins that should be hidden from this Account user. If several names are specified, separate them with the comma (,) symbol. To hide the "unnamed" Skin, specify the unnamed name.
Hidden Pronto! Modules
This option is used to specify the names of the Pronto! modules that should not be loaded for this Account user. If several names are specified, separate them with the comma (,) symbol.
Banner Parameters
This setting value is passed to the External Banner System when it is requested to generate an advertising banner for this Account session.

Account Aliases

Each Account can have Aliases (alternative names).

If the john_smith Account has the jsmith and j.smith Aliases, E-mail directed to jsmith and to j.smith will be stored in the john_smith Account, and the Signals directed to to jsmith and to j.smith will be delivered to the john_smith Account.
To access the john_smith Account via POP, IMAP, XMPP, XIMSS, WebUser, or any other client application both the user names jsmith and j.smith can be specified in the client application settings.

Aliases

You can modify existing Aliases, you can add an Alias by typing a new name in the empty field, and you can remove an Alias by deleting it from its field. Use the Update button to update the Account Aliases list.

Alias names should not be the same as the name of some other Account, or other Object in the same Domain.
The Alias names should meet the Domain Object name restrictions.

You can specify several Aliases in one field by separating them with the comma (,) symbol.


Account Telephone Numbers

Each Account can have zero, one, or more Telephone (PSTN) numbers assigned to it.

The Server maintains a global list of all Telephone Numbers assigned to all Accounts in all Domains.

Telephone numbers should be specified in the E.164 format: +country_code area_code local_number. The number should contain only digits and it can start with the plus (+) symbol.

Note:
To manage the Account Telephone Numbers, open the WebAdmin Account Management pages, then open the Call Settings page in the Real-Time section:
Telephone Numbers

You can modify existing Telephone Numbers, you can add a Telephone Number by typing a new name in the empty field, and you can remove a Telephone Number by deleting it from its field. Use the Update button to update the Telephone Numbers list.

See the PSTN section for more details.


Access Rights

The CommuniGate Pro Server maintains an Access Control List (ACL) for every Account.

The Access Control Lists are used to control what other users can do with this Account.

A Server Administrator with the All Users access right has all access rights to all Server or Cluster Accounts.

The Account owner can grant certain limited access rights to other users, controlled with a Access Control List.

The following Account access rights are supported:

c (CreateMailbox)
If you grant a user the CreateMailbox access right, that user will be able to create Mailboxes on the "top" of your Account (i.e. Mailboxes that are not sub-Mailboxes of existing Mailboxes in your Account).
x (Delegate)
If you grant a user the Delegate access right, that user will be able to subscribe to the Account Event packages.
j (CallControl)
If you grant a user the CallControl access right, that user will be able to access the information about your real-time communications.
This information includes the data about Signal objects handling your incoming calls, and it can be used to intercept your incoming calls ("call pick-up").

The Account Access Control Lists can be set and modified using the WebUser Interface, a XIMSS, or a MAPI client.


Renaming Accounts

If you want to rename an Account, open its Settings page, and enter a new Account name into the New Account Name field. Click the Rename Account button.

If there is no other Object with the same name as the specified new Account name, the Account is renamed and its Account Settings page should reappear on the screen under the new name.

You cannot rename an Account when it is in use.

New Account Name:
 

If you are a Domain Administrator, you should have the Can Create Accounts Access Right to rename Accounts in your Domain.

You can move an Account into a different Domain, if you specify the new Account name as newName@domainName.
If you are a Domain Administrator, you should have the Can Create Accounts Access Right for both Domains.


Removing Accounts

If you want to remove an Account, open its Settings page, and click the Remove Account button. The confirmation page should appear.

If you confirm the action, the selected Account, all its Mailboxes, Settings, and other Account-related data files will be permanently removed from the Server disks.

The Account Aliases and all Mailing List owned by this Account will be removed, too.

You cannot remove an Account when it is in use.

If you are a Domain Administrator, you should have the Can Create Accounts Access Right to remove Accounts from your Domain.


Default Account Settings

An Account setting can have the default value. In this case the actual setting value is taken from the Default Account Settings for the Account Domain.
You can modify the Default Account Setting values by clicking the Account Defaults link on any Domain administration page of the WebAdmin Interface.

The Default Account Settings page resembles a regular Account Settings page.

The Domain Default Account Settings themselves can be assigned the default value.
In this case the setting value is retrieved from the Server-wide or Cluster-wide Default Account Settings.
You can modify the server-wide Default Account Settings by clicking the Account Defaults link on the Domains (Domain List) page.

A Dynamic Cluster installation maintains separate server-wide Default Account Settings for all Accounts in non-Shared (Local) Domains, and cluster-wide Default Account Settings for all Accounts in the Shared Domains. In the Cluster environment, the Default Account Settings page displays links that allow you to switch between the Server-wide and Cluster-wide Default Settings.

Settings

Example:
The global (Server)Default Account Settings:Storage Limit = 10Mbytes
The company.domDefault Account Settings:Storage Limit = 30Mbytes
The client1.domDefault Account Settings:Storage Limit = default
Now:
  • If you create an Account in any Domain, and set its Storage Limit to some value, that value will be used.
  • If you create an Account in the company.dom Domain, and set its Storage Limit value to default, the Account will be able to keep up to 30Mbytes of mail (the Default Account Setting for that Domain).
  • If you create an Account in the client1.dom Domain, and set its Storage Limit value to default, the Account will be able to keep up to 10Mbytes of mail (the global Default Account Setting for the Server).

When you serve many Accounts, you should try to specify most of the setting values as default, so you can easily change those settings for all Accounts. If some Account should be treated differently, you should explicitly specify the required setting value for that Account.


Class of Service

A Class of Service is an additional named Default Account Settings set. You can have several sets within each Domain, and you can specify a set to use for each Account, so Accounts in the same Domain can have different Default Settings.

To create a new Class of Service, use the WebAdmin Interface to open the Account Defaults page (a Domain one, a Server-wide, or a Cluster-wide one).

If you are a Server Administrator, or a Domain Administrators with the ServiceClasses Access Right, you can create additional Classes of Service:

New Class of Service Name:

Enter the new Class of Service name and click the Create Class of Service button. A new Class of Service will be created.

The Account Defaults page lists all created Classes of Service:

Classes of Service
FreeUserBasic
PremiumBusiness

To open the Class of Service settings, click its name. The Class of Service settings page is the same as the Account Defaults page.

Account Defaults can be viewed as an unnamed Class of Service.

If you are a Server Administrator, or a Domain Administrators with the ServiceClasses Access Right, you can rename or remove Classes of Service. Use the WebAdmin Interface to open the Class of Service page, and scroll to the bottom of the page:

New Class of Service Name:
 

When there is at least one Class of Service created on the Domain or Server/Cluster level, the Account Settings page includes the Class of Service setting. If you are a Server Administrator, or a Domain Administrators with the ServiceClass Access Right, you can modify this setting:

Class of Service:   

When an Account Class of Service setting is not empty, the following algorithm is used to retrieve an Account settings:

You can create a Domain Class of Service with the same name as a Server-wide (or Cluster-wide) Class of Service to override some of its settings.


Account Template

When you need to create many Accounts, you may want to specify some non-default setting for all new Accounts. Each Domain has its own Account Template, and you can modify it by clicking the Template link on the Account List page.

The Accounts Template page resembles a regular Account Settings page.

All the settings set there will be copied to all newly created Accounts in this Domain.

Note: The Default Account Settings and Account Template are quite different. The Account Template is used only when an Account is being created. All template settings with non-default values are copied to the new Account settings. If you modify the template settings after an Account has been created, those Account settings will not change.

Besides the initial, non-Default setting values, the Account Template can be used to instruct the Server to create additional Mailboxes in each new Account (by default only the INBOX Mailbox is created), to subscribe the Account to certain Mailboxes, and to create Mailbox Aliases in all newly created Accounts.

Additional MailboxesLocked

Enter a name into the empty field to add a Mailbox name to the list.

For non-mail Mailboxes, specify the Mailbox Class from the pop-up menu.
If you select the Lock checkbox, it will be impossible to delete or rename the created Mailbox.

In this sample, when a new multi-mailbox Account is created in this Domain, the mail Mailboxes Sent and Drafts, and the calendar Mailbox Calendar will be created in that Account, along with the INBOX Mailbox.
The Account users will not be able to delete or rename the Calendar Mailbox.

Initial Subscription

See the Mailboxes section to learn about Mailbox Subscriptions.

Creating initial non-empty subscription:
Initial Mailbox Aliases
Alias NameMailbox Name

See the Mailboxes section to learn about Mailbox Aliases.

Specifying a non-empty list of Mailbox Aliases simplifies the initial set-up for Microsoft Outlook users that need access to public Mailbox and other Foreign Mailboxes, but cannot use their mailers to access foreign Mailboxes directly.

Greeting E-mail

This field can contain a mail message in the RFC822 format. If this field is not empty, then the specified message is stored in the INBOX Mailbox of every newly created Account.

The text can contain the following macro combinations, replaced with the newly created Account data:

The Date: header field is automatically added to the stored messages.

The message text can start with a [charsetName] prefix, then the text will be converted from UTF-8 to the specified character set. Specify the Content-Type header field with the proper the charset= parameter:

Greeting E-mail

Templates can be used to generate an initial default Web (HTML) page in the File Storage for all newly created Accounts:

Initial Personal Home Page

This field can contain an HTML text. If this field is not empty, then the specified text is stored as the Default Web Page file in the File Storage of each newly created Account.


Importing User Account Information

The built-in Account Loader allows the administrator to register sets of users. The user names and Account attributes should be placed into a tab-delimited text file on the administrator (client) computer, and that file should be uploaded to the server using the Import field.

Click the browse button to select a file on your local system, and then click the Import Accounts button to create Accounts listed in the selected file.

  Template
   

Below is a sample IMPORT file:

NameTypeIgnoreStorageAliases
johndMultiMailboxsales dept50M 
susanMultiMailboxmgmnt10Msusan.s,susan_smith
salesMultiMailboxdummy30M 
infoMultiMailboxdummy50Mhelp

Note: The import file must be prepared on the client computer (on the computer you use to run your browser). The browser allows you to upload files from disks connected to that computer, not to the CommuniGate Pro Server computer.

Note: When using Netscape and some other Unix browsers, make sure that the file name ends with the .txt suffix - otherwise the browser won't upload the file as a text one, and the file will be ignored.

Note: The MacOS 9.x versions of the Microsoft Internet Explorer upload Macintosh files in the encoded x-macbinary format if the file contains a resource fork. Most text files created with Macintosh text editor applications contain resource forks that keep the information about the file fonts, file window position, and other Macintosh data. Such files cannot be used as import files with the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. Either use a text editor application that saves text files without resource forks or use a browser that uploads Macintosh files without encoding.

The first file line describes the file contents. It should contain tab-delimited names of Account attributes. The following names are supported:
Name
This column contains the Account names. This attribute is not required to be in the first column, but it must exist. All other attributes are optional.
RealName
This column contains the Account user "real name".
Type
This column contains the Account type (MultiMailbox, Text Mailbox, etc.). If the file does not contain this column, or this field is empty, the Account type selected on the Account List WebAdmin page is used.
Password
This column contains the Account password. If the file does not contain this column, or this field is empty, the CommuniGate Password and the Use CommuniGate Password settings are taken from the Domain Account Template.
UnixPassword
This column can be used instead of the Password column. If it exists, it should contain crypt-encrypted Account passwords. The Account Loader will add the binary prefix to those strings, so these CommuniGate passwords will be used as U-crpt encrypted passwords. See the Migration section for more details.
Storage
This column contains the maximum Account Mail Storage size (in bytes, or in kilobytes, if the number is followed with K, or in megabytes, if the number is followed with M). The column data can contain -1 or unlimited to specify unlimited storage.
Aliases
This column contains the Account Aliases; to specify several Aliases, separate them with the comma symbol.
Telnums
This column contains the Account Telnums; to specify several Telnums, separate them with the comma symbol.
MailInRules
This column contains the Account Mail Processing Rules. Rules should be represented in the internal format, as an array of individual Rules. Each Rule is an array, where the first element is the Rule priority, the second element is the Rule Name string, the third element is the Rule conditions array, and the last element is the Rule Actions array.
SignalInRules
This column contains the Account Signal Processing Rules.
Ignore
This column is ignored. An Account list file can contain several Ignore columns.
setting name
You can use columns that contain initial values for various additional Account settings (File Storage file and size limit, type or Rule actions enabled, etc.). Any additional column should have the same name as the selected Account setting name (keyword). For example, you can use the column named MaxWebSize to specify the storage limit for the Account File Storage, and you can also use the column named MaxAccountSize instead of the Storage column.
Custom Setting
You can use columns that contain initial values for various Custom Account Settings. For example, if the Directory Integration page contains the Custom Setting city, you can include a column named city in your Account Import file.

If the first line is parsed, all other lines are processed. Each line should contain tab-delimited fields, with the field contents specified in the first line. A line can contain less fields than the first line, in this case missing fields are processed as empty fields.

Attribute values for empty and missing fields are taken from the Account Template.

If an error occurs while processing some file line (missing name field, duplicate name, etc.), all Accounts created while processing previous lines are removed, and the number of the line that caused the problem is displayed. You can fix the file and try again.


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