Integrating Novell Teaming within Your Existing Infrastructure


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So you've decided to implement Novell Teaming, but how do you use it to leverage your existing environment to the fullest extent? Using product demonstrations, this session will how you how to configure authentication against existing LDAP directories; how to integrate with Novell GroupWise, Exchange or other e-mail systems; and how to expose existing document stores so they can be searched and accessed through the Novell Teaming interface.

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Integrating Novell Teaming within Your Existing Infrastructure

  1. 1. Integrating Novell Teaming ® within Your Existing Infrastructure Robin Redgrave Kai Reichert Collaboration Technical Specialist Collaboration Technical Specialist
  2. 2. Agenda • Using existing server environment • Authentication sources • Inbound and Outbound messaging • Using WebDAV mapped drives • Using Mirrored Folders to access existing documents • Data synchronization with Novell Data Synchronizer ® • Using information feeds • Access from Mobile devices 2 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Server Environment
  4. 4. Platforms • Teaming will run on the following – Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 2 Linux ® – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 or SLES 11 ® – Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 • Plus latest support pack 4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Databases • Can use existing Database environment – MySQL – MSSQL – Oracle • Take advantage of – Existing High availability – Existing Backup environment – Existing product knowledge 5 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. File system • Teaming needs a file system to store files – Can use existing data environment • Take advantage of – Existing High availability – Existing Backup environment 6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Front End Access • Access to Teaming via Browser – Supports http and https on > Internet Explorer 7 or newer > Firefox 3.5 or newer > Safari • Teaming uses Tomcat – Default ports need to be redirected to use port 80 or 443 • Access to can be secured by using Access Manager • DMZ scenario may require a multi-server setup 7 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Authentication
  9. 9. Authentication • Can use existing LDAP Authentication sources – eDirectory ™ – Active Directory – Open LDAP? • Also has a local directory – Useful for external users • Can mix and match directories in your environment – eDirectory/Active Directory/Local 9 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. LDAP Synchronisation • Can use filters to limit imported users – Only members of a Teaming group have access • Users can be removed/disabled if deleted from LDAP • Can import existing Groups – No requirement to recreate groups – Can assign rights dynamically to new users • Can create Groups based on OU – Based on filter 10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Inbound and Outbound E-mail
  12. 12. E-mail (Outbound) • SMTP relay configured as part of the install • E-mail address is taken from the server hostname • Enable relaying on the relay if need be – Can be enabled just from the teaming server address • Or authenticate to relay • TLS is supported for secure communication 12 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. E-mail (Inbound) • Each folder can be configured to receive inbound email – Ensure there is an MX record for the Teaming server – Only users with sufficient rights are allowed to post to a folder – Anonymous contributions can be made using the posting agent • The old method is still supported (Not recommended) – POP – IMAP • Ensure nothing else is running on Port 25 – May need some port redirection 13 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. GroupWise Integration ® • Adds a teaming folder structure in the windows client – Single sign-on – Allows user to view teaming information in Novell GroupWise ® ® – Can subscribe to Teaming calendars/RSS feeds – Can Mail to a team • In GroupWise 8 SP2 – Enhanced integration options • Configured in ConsoleOne ® > Client settings 14 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Using WebDAV
  16. 16. WebDAV • Allows a Teaming folder to be mounted as a drive • Treated as a normal file share – Document versioning – Teaming rights active – Activity logged – File locks will be honoured • Can be some issues with Vista and Windows 7 16 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Using Information Feeds
  18. 18. RSS • A separate feed per folder • Need an RSS client to read it – Novell GroupWise ® ® – Outlook – Notes – Others.... • Also support ATOM Feeds • Warning: – The feed is non-authenticated, do not give to anyone else 18 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Teaming Feed • Browser-based feed – New in Teaming 2.1 – Periodically updated – Displays > Site wide > Tracked places > Team places 19 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Mirrored Folders
  21. 21. Mirrored Folders • Expose existing document stores in teaming – Can be read/write or read only – Full indexing – Workflows – Can add additional data the the entry form – Comments • Drawbacks – No version control – File locks not honoured – Does not use existing file rights on the server 21 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Mobile Access
  23. 23. Mobile Access • Access Teaming from your mobile – Easy to use – View optimised for smaller display – Core functionality available • Can be used as a cut down interface from desktops 23 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. Data Synchronization
  25. 25. Data Synchronizer • Synchronizes personal calender and task items – Bi-directional – To any connected system > Novell GroupWise ® ® > Exchange > Notes > Mobile devices > … And others 25 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. Questions?
  27. 27. Summary • Teaming can easily use your existing environment – Multiple platform support – Multiple directory support – SMTP mail inbound and outbound to standard mail systems – Browser access – RSS – Expose legacy document stores – Easy access for all users from any location • Non intrusive co-existence with existing systems 27 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
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