[horde] Our domain has to be changed.

Michael J Rubinsky mrubinsk at horde.org
Wed Mar 6 14:30:44 UTC 2019

Quoting Andy Dorman <adorman at ironicdesign.com>:

> On 3/6/19 12:49 AM, ANANT S ATHAVALE wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Our domain is changing from isac.gov.in to ursc.gov.in.
>> Need some tips, as most of the horde database user contents would  
>> be associated with old domain.
>> Basically need guidance on changing the contents of database where  
>> old domain name is referenced.
> I have only thought about this for a few minutes so I am sure I am  
> missing something, but it seems to me that what you want to do is:
> 1. make sure DNS for the new domain is set up so that all the  
> records and host names point to the same resources (smtp servers,  
> IMAP servers, HTTP servers, etc)
> 2. make sure those resources will handle requests for the new domain  
> (and try to not break the old domain requests if you can).
> 3. modify your Horde IMP and other configs to use the new domain  
> name to access the resources.
> So I think the conversion is going to mostly involve DNS and  
> modifying the various servers involved in email/webmail to handle  
> requests for resources using the new domain name.
> Based on working with our customers that have gone through domain  
> name changes, the biggest challenge has always seemed to be getting  
> their users to modify their email clients to use the new domain host  
> names before the old domain expires.
> Hope this helps a little.

If your email addresses will change and your users were logging in  
using their full email address with none of the username related hooks  
in use, you may have to change things like user preference entries in  
the database, permissions, share ownership etc...

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