Brief description of the Kolab Groupware integration with Tiny Tiny RSS.

This process uses slightly modified commit 65dfbee of the roundcubemail-plugins-kolab.


Download Tiny Tiny RSS plugin.

Extract it to the following directory.


Open plugin configuration file and define authentication exchange secret.

Edit Roundcube configuration file ( and add ttrss plugin to the $rcmail_config['plugins'] array to enable it.

Tiny Tiny RSS

Create new MySQL user, database , and use /var/www/ttrss directory to install Tiny Tiny RSS on the Kolab Groupware server.

Perform first login and change password as you will use this account later for administration purposes.

Default Tiny Tiny RSS username is admin, and password is password.

LDAP authentication plugin is available here
but download the modified version.

This modified version use the same single sign-on mechanism as ownCloud plugin.

Extract it to the /var/www/ttrss/plugins/ directory.

Now you need to modify Tiny Tiny RSS configuration (config.php file).

Make sure that AUTH_AUTO_CREATE is set to true

Enable auth_ldap plugin.

define('PLUGINS', 'auth_ldap, auth_internal, note, updater');

Define LDAP parameters (replace KolabServicePassword and

define('LDAP_AUTH_SERVER_URI', 'ldap://localhost:389/');
define('LDAP_AUTH_BINDDN', 'uid=kolab-service,ou=Special Users,dc=example,dc=org');
define('LDAP_AUTH_BINDPW', 'KolabServicePassword');
define('LDAP_AUTH_BASEDN', 'ou=People,dc=example,dc=org');
define('LDAP_AUTH_SEARCHFILTER', '(uid=???)'); // ??? will be replaced with the entered username(escaped) at login

Define Kolab Groupware URL and authentication exchange secret which needs to be the same as defined earlier in the Roundcube plugin.


Additional notes

To update feeds use the following crontab entry (source).

*/30 *  *   *    *    /bin/su www-data -c "/usr/bin/php /var/www/ttrss/update.php --feeds --quiet"

Read about other configuration file options.

Check out Storm theme
as it fits Kolab almost perfectly.