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Step 2 - Configuration

Please click on the [Edit Current Configuration] button.

You may now change various parameters for your eGroupWare:
  • Path Information Enter the full path information for:
    • Temporary Files e.g. C:\TEMP or /tmp
    • Users and Group Files e.g. E:\Files or /file
    Note! the path for your User and Group Files must be outside the web server's document-root, and the webserver must have write privileges in this directory!!! For security reasons, set write privileges only for the web server - not for all users! (e.g. under Linux: drwx- - - - - - apache)
    • Backup Directory: can be left blank. The default is 'User_and_Group_Files_Directory/db_backup' (e.g. E:\Files\db_backup or /files/db_backup). This directory must also be located outside the web server's document-root, and the web server must have write privileges!
    • Location of eGroupWare's URL e.g.: /egroupware or
    Please do not include a trailing slash '/' !
    • Image type selection order: The standard for Firefox or Safari is PNG-JPG-GIF. For Internet Explorer, GIF-JPG-PNG will likely work best.
  • Host Information
    • Enter the hostname of the machine on which this server is running: This is normally 'localhost'.
    • Default FTP Server: can be left blank, and the setting for Select correct MIME-type can be left set to 'No'.
    • HTTP Proxy Server and the subheadings ... Port, ... Username and ...Password: By setting a proxy server, you can grant eGroupWare permission to go "outside" to, e.g. download the Online Manual.
  • Default Mailserver Settings (also used for Mail Authentication):
    • POP/IMAP mail server hostname or IP address is the location of your mail server; select a Mail Server Protocol as well (IMAP is recommended).
    • Mail server login type: In the drop-down list you may choose between: 'Virtual Mail Manager (Login-name contains domain)' and 'Standard (login-name identical to eGroupWare user-name)'.
    If your login-name to the mail server (not the same thing as the eGroupWare login) requires a 'domain', but the eGW user-name does not contain a domain, select 'Virtual Mail Manager', and enter the domain in the field below.
    • Mail Domain (for Virtual mail manager): this domain is valid for all users! Please always provide this address, since it will likely be used to create an email-address: UserName?@Domain.
    • SMTP server hostname or IP address: please fill this out - this is normally identical to the Mail server
    • SMTP server port: if this field is left blank, the standard port ('25') will be used.
    • User for SMTP-authentication and Password for SMTP-authentication: if 'SMTP-Authentication' is required, the correct user-name and password must be entered here.
  • Authentication / User Accounts
    • Select which type of authentication you are using: 'Mail', 'SQL', 'LDAP', 'Webserver', 'PAM/NIS' or 'ADS'
    Additional settings are required for all authentication types but 'SQL'. E.g. for the IMAP-Server at 'Mail' or for 'LDAP' the settings in the next section. For 'ADS' (!ActiveDirectoryService) you find the settings in the section after 'LDAP'.
    If you choose 'Yes' at Auto create account records for authenticated users, the users will be established automatically with the first login, if they have authenticated themselves correctly.
    In the field Add auto-created users to this group you can specify, in which group new users will be established and therefore automatically assign them their access rights.
    At 'LDAP' the user name will be delivered back immediately, with others not (i.e. for- and surname are not set in eGroupWare, there is only New User and the login-name).
    • Select where you want to store/retrieve user accounts: Selection box 'SQL' or 'LDAP': You can save the user accounts both in the database 'SQL' and in 'LDAP' without the necessity to let the authentication run through them.
  • If using LDAP: This section involves many complicated settings. You should only change them when you know what you are doing! Configuration of LDAP goes beyond this manual.
  • If using ADS (Active Directory) authentication: In this section you can specify Hostname/IP Domain Controler' and Domain name'''
  • Mcrypt Settings (requires mcrypt PHP extension): here you have to Enter some random text for app session encryption and select the 'Mcrypt algorithm (default TRIPLEDES)' and the Mcrypt mode (default CBC).
  • Additional settings
    • Select where you want to store/retrieve filesystem information: 'SQL' recommended, so that all applications are supported.
    • Select where you want to store/retrieve file contents: Recommended 'Filesystem' (refers to the above mentioned file for users and group files), 'SQL' should rather not be used, otherwise some applications may not be supported.
  • Press the button [Save], all additional configuration setting you'll find at the admin application of eGroupWare.

Now you will see the symbol next to Step 2.
Continue with Step 3 Establish an Administrator Account.

User Manual / Installation of eGroupWare

The user manual is written by Outdoor Unlimited Training GmbH, who also offers support together with Stylite AG, see eGroupWare support.
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