Open-Xchange servlet for external login masks

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Open-Xchange servlet for external login masks

who should read this document

This description is ment for web developers who would lile to create a login mask for the Open-Xchange server which also can be on an external server (not directly located on the Open-Xchange machines) or administrators who install and configure Open-Xchange.


The package open-xchange-easylogin provides a servlet which expects a user name and password via GET or POST. For security reasons, GET is disabled by default and can be turned on via configuration.


The package open-xchange-easylogin, available in the Open-Xchange community version, needs to be installed using the os package maintaining tools (e.g. dpkg, rpm). After installation, the groupware process has to be restarted:

/etc/init.d/open-xchange restart


Configuratino file is:


following configuration options are available (the groupware must be restarted to make changes effective):

# easylogin configuration field

# GET/POST variable name for the password
com.openexchange.easylogin.passwordPara = password 

# GET/POST variable name for the login name
com.openexchange.easylogin.loginPara = login 

# AJAX root path on the Open-Xchange server 
# do not change unless you know what you are doing
com.openexchange.easylogin.AJAX_ROOT = /ajax

# the relative path to the Open-Xchange GUI
com.openexchange.easylogin.OX_PATH_RELATIVE = ../

# enable GET for the servlet 
# possible parameters: true/false
com.openexchange.easylogin.doGetEnabled = true


With GET enabled and above configuration, this link will directly login the user "example" with password "test" on the Open-Xchange server "oxserver":