ZxAdmin Admin Guide

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Available since version: 1.7.0
Latest Version: 3.0.0
Released on: August 7th, 2019
Compatibility List
Admin Guide
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To enable and use the ZeXtras Admin Module you'll need:

  • An active ZeXtras Suite License including the Zextras Admin Module.
  • The ZeXtras Suite and the ZeXtras Administration Zimlet installed on a supported version of Zimbra Collaboration.
  • Full user rights on the machine:
    • Admin access to Zimbra (usually https://myserver.mydomain.tld:7071/).
    • Enough Operating System permissions to switch to the "zimbra" user in order to use the ZeXtras CLI.
    • Enough Operating System permissions to access the Zimbra and Zextras logs is suggested.

Getting Started

The ZeXtras Admin module does not require any initialization procedure in order to be functional.

All ZeXtras Admin operations can be performed by any global admin through the ZeXtras Administration Zimlet.

ZeXtras Admin on Zimbra Network Edition

What is ZxAdmin

ZxAdmin is one of the modules of ZeXtras Suite.

It allows all Global Administrators of your Zimbra server to grant "Delegated Administrator" rights to other users and to manage such rights in an easy and effective way.

Global Admins and Delegated Admins

A "Global Admin" is a system operator which has full administration rights on the Zimbra server, whose tasks include:

  • Keeping the server healthy and fully functional.
  • Managing software updates and upgrades.
  • Handling domain/user provisioning and the correlated range of operations.

A "Delegated Admin" (also called "Junior Admin") is either a system operator or a "non-IT" user with very limited administration rights on one or more domains. Such rights are tailored in such a way that the Delegated Admin can neither view data for which he lacks authorization for nor change any system setting. The Delegated Admin's job is usually to support the Global Administrator(s) by performing all tasks related to user provisioning.

Delegated Admin Management

Delegated Admin Provisioning

  • Create and manage Delegated Admins, with limited rights on the Zimbra Administration Console.

Quota Management

  • Settings dedicated to better manage your users' quotas and to avoid running out of space.

Domain Limits

  • Set per-domain limits for a customized experience and effective multitenancy.

Zimbra Administration as a Delegated Admin

  • The bread and butter of Zimbra Administration for Delegated Admins


Delegated Admin Log Browsing

  • Browse your logs from the ZeXtras Administration Zimlet with an advanced filtering system.

Reports and Informations

  • ZeXtras Admin's reporting feature, to always be in control.

Admin Delegation Configuration Reset

  • Reset all Admin Delegation settings and Domain Limits in order to revert back to "factory defaults".

Best Practices

Known Issues

  • ZIMBRA 6.x: Assigning the same user as a Domain Admin for two different domains with two different default classes of service might make that user unable to create new accounts on one of the two domains.
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