[horde] Horde4 ActiveSync with Nokia N900

Yves Bilgeri yves.bilgeri at bbw.ch
Thu Mar 31 10:40:41 UTC 2011

Am 31.03.2011 11:49, schrieb Jan Schneider:
> Zitat von Yves Bilgeri <yves.bilgeri at bbw.ch>:
>> Tried to use my Nokia N900 (latest Maemo 1.3) with Horde4 ActiveSync.
>> The setup on the phone went well but when it tries to sync it ends in
>> "Error in Exchange server". In the Horde log files there is:
>> 2011-03-30T23:01:28+02:00 NOTICE: HORDE [imp] Login success for
>> test.user at example.net (Horde user test.user at example.net)
>> [] to {localhost:143 [imap]} [pid 24682 on line 199 of
>> "/var/www/horde4/imp/lib/Auth.php"]
>> 2011-03-30T23:01:29+02:00 ERR: HORDE [horde] Missing required
>> parameters. [pid 24682 on line 56 of
>> "/var/www/horde4/pear/php/Horde/Rpc/ActiveSync.php"]
>> 2011-03-30T23:01:29+02:00 EMERG: HORDE [horde] Your device requested
>> the ActiveSync URL wihtout required parameters. [pid 24682 on line 58
>> of "/var/www/horde4/pear/php/Horde/Rpc/ActiveSync.php"]
>> And the Apache log file:
>> - test.user at example.net [30/Mar/2011:23:01:28 +0200]
>> "OPTIONS /Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync HTTP/1.1" 200 - "-" "N900/1.1"
>> - test.user at example.net [30/Mar/2011:23:01:29 +0200]
>> "POST
>> /Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync?Cmd=FolderSync&DeviceId=356938031943765&DeviceType=SmartPhone
>> HTTP/1.1" 200 282 "-" "N900/1.1"
>> - test.user at example.net [30/Mar/2011:23:01:32 +0200]
>> "POST
>> /Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync?Cmd=FolderSync&DeviceId=356938031943765&DeviceType=SmartPhone
>> HTTP/1.1" 200 282 "-" "N900/1.1"
> The "User" parameter is missing in the request URL. I don't know the
> ActiveSync internals, Michael might be able to answer this better, but
> at least for the Horde implementation this parameter seems to be
> required. Did you set the username and password in your phone's
> ActiveSync setup?

Yes, the Username and Password are set in the phone. I saw the missing 
user parameter too, sadly this is how the Exchnage Active Sync 
implementation works in the N900.

Found also an entry in the open-xchange forum about the same.

Quote open-xchange forum [0]:
"we fixed the reported issue with 6.16 which will be released very soon. 
The problem was, that the N900 client does not send any authentication 
data as a request parameter but only as auth-basic information. This is 
not usual for ActiveSync clients. In order to maintain compatibility, 
we've changed the handling to support such kinds of authentication."

[0] http://forum.open-xchange.com/archive/index.php/t-4285.html

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