Admin API? [Was: Re: shared \seen flags on shared folders]

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at
Thu Sep 2 08:47:42 EDT 2010

On Thu, 2010-09-02 at 10:59 +0100, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> Hi,
> sorry for the very late reply.
> On Thu, 12 Aug 2010, Wesley Craig wrote:
> > On 12 Aug 2010, at 09:17, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> > >I gather courier shares the \seen flag between users sharing a
> > >folder.  Is it possible to do this on cyrus?
> > I believe "sharedseen" does what you're looking for.  See "man cyradm":
> > 	"sharedseen"
> >                Enables the use of a shared \Seen flag on messages rather than
> >                a per-user \Seen flag.  The ’s’ right in the mailbox ACL still
> >                controls whether a user can set the shared \Seen flag.
> Brilliant, thanks.  I hadn't noticed that.
> > The Kolab client may have direct support for managing sharedseen, so
> > you might take a look at that, as well.
> It has a sufficiently new cyradm to support sharedseen, but it doesn't seem
> to have a web-based way to do this.  

This is a constant pain (cyradm isn't very help-desk friendly).

Does anyone know of a, even abandoned, project to implement the cyradm
capabilities as a network API?  SOAP, XML-RPC, REST, whatever....  It
would be really nice to be able to manage a Cyrus server via an API (and
make building clients for that task way easier).
Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at> LPIC-1, Novell CLA
OpenGroupware, Cyrus IMAPd, Postfix, OpenLDAP, Samba

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