Access to the Web Interface#
The first task to carry out is to change the password of the
zextras user. This is a very important task, because this user has
full powers over all Carbonio CE functionalities, therefore its password
must be robust. More details and the command to change the password
can be found in section Manage Global Administrators.
After you change the password, point a supported browser to the Proxy Node’s IP or hostname and port
6071 (e.g., https://172.16.0.12:6071/) and log in to the Carbonio Admin Panel ,
firstname.lastname@example.org and password the one you just
If the login is successful, go to Domains, select the domain example.com, and, under the General Settings and define:
The Public Server Host Name, setting it as https://mail.example.com
The Public Service Port, setting it as 443.
These two values combined represent the URL that users need to access to use the features of Carbonio CE.
Since Carbonio CE uses SSL, it is strongly suggested to install an SSL certificate. Please refer to Section Deploy an SSL Certificate (CLI) or Virtual Hosts & Certificate Carbonio Admin Panel for directions. you can even install a Let’s Encrypt certificate.
The web client is used for regular access to the e-mail account and can be used also to access other functionalities (Carbonio Files, Carbonio Docs if installed), as well as other client protocols such as IMAP or POP, and is available at https://mail.example.com/. In Carbonio User Guides you can find directions that guide you in your first steps with Carbonio CE and introduction to the most common tasks
Manage Global Administrators#
In order to change the password used by the
user for the Web access, log in to a shell terminal as the
user and execute the command
# su - zextras -c "carbonio prov setpassword email@example.com mynewsecurepassword"
Make sure that
newpassword meets good security criteria.
There is a clear distinction between these two users, which are intended to execute different tasks:
This the unix account of the administrator and must be used to carry out administrative tasks from the command line.
This is the default administrator user to be used to access the Admin UI and manage Carbonio CE from the web interface.
A new Global Admin can be created from the Carbonio Admin Panel; please refer to section Create New Global Admin for directions.