Migration Tip: If you already have iRedAdmin open source edition installed, you can simply migrate it to iRedAdmin-Pro.

System Requirements.

  • Apache, 2.2+. Web server.
    • mod_wsgi 2.1+. Apache module used to host Python application which supports the Python WSGI interface.
  • Python 2.4+, core programming language. Warning: Python 3.x is not supported yet.
    • Web.py, 0.32+. A python-powered web framework.
    • MySQLdb. A thread-compatible interface to the popular MySQL database server that provides the Python database API.
    • Python-LDAP, 2.3.7+. An object-oriented API to access LDAP directory servers from Python programs.

Download iRedAdmin and configure Apache web server.

  • Download iRedAdmin from download page.
  • Copy iRedAdmin to /usr/share/apache2/, set correct file permissions, and create symbol link.
  • $ sudo tar xjf iRedAdmin-x.y.z.tar.bz2 -C /usr/share/apache2/
    $ cd /usr/share/apache2/
    $ sudo chown -R iredadmin:iredadmin iRedAdmin-x.y.z
    $ sudo chmod -R 0555 iRedAdmin-x.y.z
    $ sudo ln -s iRedAdmin-x.y.z iredadmin
  • Add apache configure file: /etc/apache2/conf.d/iredadmin.conf.
  • WSGISocketPrefix /var/run/wsgi
    WSGIDaemonProcess iredadmin user=iredadmin threads=15
    WSGIProcessGroup iredadmin
    AddType text/html .py
    <Directory /usr/share/apache2/iredadmin/>
        Order deny,allow
        Allow from all
  • Edit /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/default-ssl, make iredadmin accessible via HTTPS. Add below lines before </VirtualHost>:
  • WSGIScriptAlias /iredadmin /usr/share/apache2/iredadmin/iredadmin.py/
    Alias /iredadmin/static /usr/share/apache2/iredadmin/static/
  • Enable mod_wsgi module and restart apache to make it work:
  • $ sudo a2enmod wsgi
    $ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Create necessary MySQL database and grant privileges.

  • Create MySQL database: iredadmin.
  • $ mysql -uroot -p
    mysql> CREATE DATABASE iredadmin DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci;
    mysql> USE iredadmin;
    mysql> SOURCE /usr/share/apache2/iredadmin/docs/samples/iredadmin.sql;
  • Grant privileges to iredadmin user and set password for it.
  • WARNING: Here we use 'secret_passwd' as password of iredadmin user, please replace it with your own password.
    $ mysql -uroot -p
    mysql> GRANT SELECT,INSERT,UPDATE,DELETE ON iredadmin.* TO iredadmin@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'secret_passwd';

Configure iRedAdmin.

  • Copy example config file, and make it not world-writeable.
  • $ cd /usr/share/apache2/iredadmin/
    $ cp settings.py.sample settings.py
    # chown iredadmin:iredadmin settings.py
    # chmod 0400 settings.py
  • Update settings.py with correct values (LDAP bind dn/password, etc).
  • NOTE: For more inforamtion, please read settings.py, it's self-documented.
    NOTE: You should ensure both bind dn and bind_pw are correct with below command, you can find bind dn and password in your iRedMail installation directory, e.g. /root/iRedMail-0.5.1/iRedMail.tips, usually, it's cn=vmailadmin,dc=xxx,dc=xxx.
    $ ldapsearch -x -D 'YOUR_BIND_DN' -W
    WARNING: Bind password is plain text here, not encryped/hashed one.
  • Restart apache web server.
  • # /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Open your web browser to access iRedAdmin.

httpS://your_server_ip_address/iredadmin/ Make sure you use HTTPS:// instead of HTTP://.

Troubleshooting & Debug

If iRedAdmin doesn't work as expected, you can simplily set 'debug = True' in settings.py, restart apache web server, use your favourite web browser to access it again, create a new forum topic and paste error message in forum topic.