Public folders must be created by system administrators because they require access to the LDAP database as well as the readership command.
Create an LDAP user entry called public that will act as a container for all public folders (see 20.5 About Shared Folders).
dn: cn=public,ou=people,o=sesta.com,o=ISP objectClass: person objectClass: organizationalPerson objectClass: inetOrgPerson objectClass: inetUser objectClass: ipUser objectClass: inetMailUser objectClass: inetLocalMailRecipient objectClass: nsManagedPerson objectClass: userPresenceProfile cn: public mail: firstname.lastname@example.org mailDeliveryOption: mailbox mailHost: manatee.siroe.com uid: public inetUserStatus: active mailUserStatus: active mailQuota: -1 mailMsgQuota: 100
Create folders within the public account by using the mboxutil command line utility.
For example, create a public folder called gardening:
mboxutil -c user/public/gardening
Set the name of the folder.
Typically, this is public. Here's the command for setting the folder name to public:
configutil -o store.publicsharedfolders.user —v public
Specify the users and their access rights to the shared folder.
Use the readership command to specify users and their access rights. For example the following command gives everyone at sesta.com lookup, read, and posting access to the public folder gardening:
readership -s user/public/gardening email@example.com lrp
For detailed instructions on how to user readership, see 20.6.2 To Set or Change a Shared Folder’s Access Control Rights