Zimbra Mail Server Cloud Provider

Last updated on April 24, 2019.

File Fabric can access the Zimbra Mail Server, to use the Zimbra Briefcase as a Cloud Provider.

Step 1: Ensure Zimbra Briefcase is Enabled

First you must ensure that the Users (or Class-of-Service or Domain) have the Briefcase feature enabled within Zimbra.

Step 2: Choose Zimbra as a Cloud Provider

From within your File Fabric account, either from the dashboard or by clicking on the “+ Add Cloud Provider” in the File Manager, select “Zimbra”.

Step 3: Setup Zimbra Provider

In the Provider setup page, you will fill in the following fields:

Name Your Cloud:Enter the friendly name for your Zimbra files
Zimbra Account Login:Your email address on the Zimbra Server
Zimbra Account Password:Your Zimbra password
Zimbra Host:URL for your Zimbra server


If you want to have items in the Briefcase indexed for search, check the box on this page.

The Zimbra server needs to have a valid SSL cert, self signed certs will not work.

Finishing Up

After this has completed, SME File Fabric will load the metadata for your Zimbra Briefcase. As with other Cloud Providers, the File Fabric provides bidirectional access, so files saved directly into the Briefcase will show up within the File Fabric, and files saved through the File Fabric will appear within the Briefcase natively within Zimbra.

Rate Limiting

Zimbra may limit the rate at which it processes requests. This page: File Fabric Handling of Rate-Limiting Storage Providers explains how the File Fabric responds to rate limiting.