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How to restrict ldap login while allowing access to GroupWise mail

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Novell GroupWise Mobility Service
Novell Data Synchronizer Mobility Pack
Novell GroupWise 2014
Novell GroupWise 2012
Novell GroupWise 8


How to restrict ldap login while allowing access to GroupWise mail
Block network / PC authentication, permit GroupWise authentication


To restrict LDAP logins for a specific time period, see Configuring Login Time Resitrctions for Remote Users.

Please follow the steps below to allow access to GroupWise during a restricted login time:

  1. Switch the User Authentication Method from Bind to Compare on the LDAP Authentication settings of the LDAP Server:
    • (GroupWise 2014) GroupWise Administration Console | System | LDAP Servers | Select the LDAP Server to Edit | Select the LDAP Authentication tab | switch from Bind to Compare.
    • (GroupWise 8 - 2012) Console One | Tools | GroupWise System Operations | LDAP Servers | Select the LDAP Server to Edit | Switch from Bind to Compare
    • If any changes were made, restart the POA(s).

  2. Verify GroupWise Mobility Service is set to GroupWise Authentication Mode:


LDAP Server configuration for user authentication using bind instead of compare prevents access to groupwise mail during restricted login time.


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  • Document ID:7015534
  • Creation Date:14-AUG-14
  • Modified Date:14-AUG-14
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      GroupWise Mobility Service

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