Make sure that you are logged in to the tree where you want to create the post office.
This must be the same tree as the domain that the post office belongs to (New Post Office Summary Sheet).on the
(Conditional) If you are creating the post office on a different machine from where you are running ConsoleOne, make sure that ConsoleOne has write access to the location where you want to create the post office.
Mount the file system where you want to create the new post office. For assistance, see Section 2.1, ConsoleOne on Linux.
Map a drive to the location where you want to create the new post office.
In ConsoleOne, browse to and right-click the eDirectory container where you want to create the post office (New Post Office Summary Sheet), then click > .on the
Double-click GroupWise Post Office, then fill in the fields in the Create GroupWise Post Office dialog box from your New Post Office Summary Sheet.
Make sure theand options are selected, then click to display the Link Configuration Wizard.
When you finish defining the link, ConsoleOne creates the Post Office object and displays the post office Identification page.
Click> to display the Post Office Settings page.
Click> to display the Security page.
Clickto save the post office information.
Continue with Configuring the POA for the New Post Office.
Although there are many POA settings, the default settings are sufficient to get your post office operational. However, there are a few important settings that you can conveniently modify before you install the agent software.
In ConsoleOne, double-click the new Post Office object.
Right-click the POA object, then clickto display the POA Identification page.
Provide a description for the POA.
The description displays on the POA agent console as the POA runs.
(Conditional) If you have created the post office in a clustered environment, follow the instructions in the appropriate section of the GroupWise 2012 Interoperability Guide.
Clickto save the POA configuration information.
For more POA configuration options, see Section 12.12, Changing POA Configuration to Meet Post Office Needs.
Because the security of POA connections with the GroupWise Windows client is vital to the security of your GroupWise system, the following message appears:
(Optional) Click Section 36.3.3, Securing the Post Office with SSL Connections to the POA, and to set up an external IP address for it, as described in Section 36.3.1, Securing Client/Server Access through an External Proxy Server.to open the tab of the POA so that you can enable SSL for the POA, as described in
Clickto configure SSL later.
You continue to receive this message each time you modify the properties of the POA object until you configure SSL and an external address for the POA. However, you can continue with installing and starting the new POA without immediately establishing the recommended security configuration.
Continue with Installing and Starting the New POA.
The post office Access Mode determines how GroupWise client users access their mailboxes. By default, the GroupWise Windows client use Client/Server Access Mode to the post office. Client/Server Access Mode provides the following benefits:
Client/server access provides the greatest level of security. Users do not need rights to the post office directory because the GroupWise client does not write directly to databases in the post office. All database updates are performed by the POA.
Client/server access eliminates the need for separate network logins and passwords. This avoids problems with login restrictions, changing passwords, and insufficient network rights.
Client/server access allows the GroupWise client to maintain multiple simultaneous connections to the post office.
With client/server access mode, proxy rights can be granted to any user visible in the Address Book.
Historical Note: In GroupWise 5.x, the GroupWise client allowed the user to enter a path to the post office directory during login to facilitate Direct Access mode. The GroupWise 6.x and later Windows client no longer offers that login option. However, you can force the GroupWise 6.x and later Windows client to use Direct Access mode by starting it with the /ph switch and providing the path to the post office directory. However, this access mode is not recommended.
If you have not already done so, establish the recommended security configuration for the POA by following the instructions in: