Deploying Netscapeâs Collabra Server
Collabra Server runs on a number of Unix platforms and Windows NT. It shares a common administration server with Netscapeâs other SuiteSpot servers: Enterprise (Web), Messaging (mail), Calendar, and Directory. If you download the Collabra Server evaluation kit from the Netscape site ( http://www.netscape.com/download) and install it on a machine that has no other SuiteSpot servers running, youâll end up with both Collabra Server and Administration Server running. Administration Serverâs responsibilities include managing users, groups, keys, and certificates. Its installer asks what kind of directory service you want to use. If youâre running Directory Server, choose that. If not, you can use a local LDAP directory. All the SuiteSpot servers will be able to talk to that local directory, but you wonât be able to create your own directory-aware applications, as we did in Chapter 11. Figure 13.4 shows the Administration Serverâs main screen, with both Directory Server and Collabra Server installed and running.
FigureÂ 13-4.Â Administration Server, managing Directory Server and Collabra Server
Creating Users and Groups in Collabra Server
SuiteSpot server administration is web-based. You access the Administration Server on a port that it selects randomly when it installsâin this example, 14483. All communication paths can be SSL-encrypted. ...