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Introduction

The Funambol middleware allows you to synchronize mobile devices with SOGo through the use of the Funambol SOGo Connector. The connector allows any SyncML enabled devices to fully synchronize contacts, events and tasks with SOGo.

This HOWTO describes the installation procedure for installing Funambol with the SOGo Connector on an SME8b5 installation.

Download & Install Funambol

Goto https://www.forge.funambol.org/DomainHome.html to download Funambol 8.5. The latest GNU/Linux 32bit funambol server is 8.7, but this has not been confirmed yet for use with SOGO.

wget http://download.forge.objectweb.org/sync4j/funambol-8.5.2.bin

Run the binary to install:

chmod +x funambol-8.5.2.bin
./funambol-8.5.2.bin

Agree on the licence terms and accept /opt as the directory to extract Funambol. This will install it in:

/opt/Funambol

At the end of the install, answer NO on the question if you want to start the server.

Setup Funambol to use MySQL

Download & Configure MySQL JDBC driver

Funambol by installation defaults to use the Hypersonic DB engine, but SOGo uses MySQL and for Funambol to access the SOGo databases it needs to be setup to also use MySQL for the Funambol database.

Goto http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j/5.0.html to download the JDBC driver for MySQL. The current version is mysql-connector-java-5.0.8.zip.

unzip mysql-connector-java-5.0.8.zip
mkdir -p /opt/Funambol/tools/mysql/lib
cp mysql-connector-java-5.0.8/mysql-connector-java-5.0.8-bin.jar /opt/Funambol/tools/mysql/lib
rm -rf mysql-connector-java-5.0.8

Edit the /opt/Funambol/ds-server/install.properties file to change the Funambol DB connector to MySQL.

vim /opt/Funambol/ds-server/install.properties

Change the line with dbms= to:

# The DBMS name. One of:
#   - hypersonic
#   - postgresql
#   - mysql
#
dbms=mysql

Comment out the existing jdbc driver for Hypersonic and add the MySQL connection information:

# MySQL
# =====
jdbc.classpath=../tools/mysql/lib/mysql-connector-java-5.0.8-bin.jar
jdbc.driver=com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
jdbc.url=jdbc:mysql://localhost/funambol?characterEncoding=UTF-8
jdbc.user=funambol
jdbc.password=yourpassword

Reconfigure MySQL for InnoDB and access from the local network

Funambol uses MySQL with the InnoDB engine and uses networking for access.

/sbin/e-smith/config setprop mysqld InnoDB enabled
/sbin/e-smith/config setprop mysqld LocalNetworkingOnly no
/sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/my.cnf
/etc/rc.d/rc7.d/S50mysqld restart

Creating MYSQL user and database

To create the Funambol Database, you'll need to perform each of the following steps:

mysqladmin create funambol --default-character-set=utf8
mysql -e "grant all privileges on funambol.* to funambol@localhost identified by 'yourpassword'"
mysql -e "flush privileges"
Warning.png Warning:
You may wish to alter the "funambol" and "yourpassword" information in the grant privileges line above. Be sure to configure it correctly in /opt/Funambol/ds-server/install.properties !

Disable Hypersonic JDBC driver

Edit /opt/Funambol/bin/funambol and change COMED=true to COMED=false somewhere around line 44.

This prevents the start/stop script from trying to start or stop the Hypersonic database, since we’re are now using MySQL.

Optionally you can rm -rf /opt/Funambol/tools/hypersonic to save a bit of disk space.

Create Funambol user and group

groupadd funambol
useradd -g funambol -d /opt/Funambol funambol
chmod 770 /opt/Funambol/

Set Funambol to start on system startup

To make Funambol start automagically, create

vim /etc/init.d/funambol

with the following content:

#! /bin/bash
#
# funambol Start the funambol services
#
NAME="Funambol 8.0 with SOGO Connector"
FUNAMBOL_HOME=/opt/Funambol/bin
FUNAMBOL_USER=funambol
case "$1" in
  start)
    echo -ne "Starting $NAME.\n"
    cd $FUNAMBOL_HOME
    /bin/su $FUNAMBOL_USER funambol start
    ;;
  stop)
    echo -ne "Stopping $NAME.\n"
    cd $FUNAMBOL_HOME
    /bin/su $FUNAMBOL_USER funambol stop
    ;;
  *)
    echo "Usage: /etc/init.d/funambol {start|stop}"
    exit 1
    ;;
esac
exit 0

complete it with:

chmod 755 /etc/init.d/funambol
ln -s /etc/init.d/funambol /etc/rc.d/rc7.d/S98funambol
ln -s /etc/init.d/funambol /etc/rc.d/rc6.d/K02funambol
ln -s /etc/init.d/funambol /etc/rc.d/rc2.d/K02funambol
ln -s /etc/init.d/funambol /etc/rc.d/rc1.d/K02funambol
ln -s /etc/init.d/funambol /etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K02funambol

Add the SOGo Connector

At this stage the core Funambol installation is complete with the exception of the creation of the Funambol database tables. The sections below add the SOGo parts before doing so.

Apache Commons Components

The Funambol SOGo Connector requires Apache commons collections (v3.2.1), confguration (v1.6), logging (v1.1), lang (v2.4) and the JSON.simple package. The following subsections have the command required to download and insert the .jar files into the Funambol installation.

These components can be downloaded from here:

http://commons.apache.org/

and are copied into the following directory

cd /opt/Funambol/tools/tomcat/lib/

collections (v3.2.1)

wget http://www.apache.org/dist/commons/collections/binaries/commons-collections-3.2.1-bin.zip
unzip commons-collections-3.2.1-bin.zip
cp -p commons-collections-3.2.1/commons-collections-3.2.1.jar /opt/Funambol/tools/tomcat/lib/
rm -rf commons-collections-3.2.1

confguration (v1.6)

wget http://www.apache.org/dist/commons/configuration/binaries/commons-configuration-1.6.zip
unzip commons-configuration-1.6.zip
cp -p commons-configuration-1.6/commons-configuration-1.6.jar /opt/Funambol/tools/tomcat/lib/
rm -rf  commons-configuration-1.6

logging (v1.1)

wget http://www.apache.org/dist/commons/logging/binaries/commons-logging-1.1.1-bin.zip
unzip commons-logging-1.1.1-bin.zip
cp -p commons-logging-1.1.1/commons-logging-1.1.1.jar /opt/Funambol/tools/tomcat/lib/
rm -rf  commons-logging-1.1.1

lang (v2.4)

wget http://www.apache.org/dist/commons/lang/binaries/commons-lang-2.5-bin.zip
unzip commons-lang-2.5-bin.zip
cp -p commons-lang-2.5/commons-lang-2.5.jar /opt/Funambol/tools/tomcat/lib/
rm -rf commons-lang-2.5

json-simple

wget http://json-simple.googlecode.com/files/json_simple.jar
cp json_simple.jar /opt/Funambol/tools/tomcat/lib/

Download & Configure Funambol SOGo Connector

Check here: http://www.sogo.nu/english/downloads/backend.html for the latest version of the Funambol SOGo Connector

wget http://www.sogo.nu/uploads/Funambol/funambol-sogo-1.0.8.s4j
cp funambol-sogo-1.0.8.s4j /opt/Funambol/ds-server/modules

Then, open the /opt/Funambol/ds-server/install.properties file

vim /opt/Funambol/ds-server/install.properties

and add funambol-sogo-1.0.8 at the end of the "modules-to-install" line.

Install Modules and Create Funambol Database Tables

With Funambol ready to go and the SOGo modules in place, Funambol needs to be configured and the database tables created by issuing the following commands :

cd /opt/Funambol/
./bin/install

Answer 'yes' to all questions.

Once complete, update file ownerships for all files in the /opt/Funambol tree (the install creates a couple of configuration and log files in the /opt/Funambiol tree):

chown -R funambol:funambol /opt/Funambol/

Funambol is now installed. Start the Funambol server as the funambol user using:

/etc/init.d/funambol start

Verify Funambol Installation

Have a quick look if Funambol is running correctly by accessing the web page on:

http://<server_domain_name>:8080/funambol/ds

if the server is running, a web page with Funambol Data Synchronization Service information will appear.

Change Funambol Admin Password

The default Funambol admin password is sa. This can be changed with the admin-passwd utility but it needs a small fix to load the MySQL connector correctly.

Edit /opt/Funambol/bin/admin-passwd

vim /opt/Funambol/bin/admin-passwd

and change the line with JDBC_JAR near the top of the file to:

JDBC_JAR=/opt/Funambol/tools/mysql/lib/mysql-connector-java-5.0.8-bin.jar

Save and run:

cd /opt/Funambol
./bin/admin-passwd

and follow the prompts.

Public Access to Funambol

And if you want to access Funambol outside your local network, you must open port 8080:

config set funambol service access public status enabled TCPPort 8080
signal-event remoteaccess-update


Warning.png Warning:
Port 8080 may conflict with other software installations!

Important.png Note:
TODO: work out where the Funambol port is configured and template it for easy change.

Important.png Note:
TODO: setup apache to proxy the funambol port.

Create SOGo Sync Sources

The SOGo-Funambol documentation describes how to create the sogo-cal, sogo-card and sogo-todo sync sources through the Funambol administration tool. There are Windows versions of this tool that can be run from a PC and connect to the Funambol server we just installed.

However, the commands below emulate this process and creates entries in the funambol database and the sections below create templated versions of the required XML files, as this allows the SOGo database password to be inserted into these XML files.

The section below inserts the required entries into the funambol database. The next sections create and expand the template files as needed to complete the configuration for SOGo.

Create Funambol Database Sync Source Entries

Create a temporary SQL file:

vim sogo-sync-source-insert.sql

and insert:

INSERT INTO `fnbl_sync_source` (`uri`, `config`, `name`, `sourcetype`) VALUES
('sogo-cal', 'sogo/sogo/sogo/sogo-cal.xml', 'sogo-cal', 'sogo'),
('sogo-card', 'sogo/sogo/sogo/sogo-card.xml', 'sogo-card', 'sogo'),
('sogo-todo', 'sogo/sogo/sogo/sogo-todo.xml', 'sogo-todo', 'sogo');

save the file and then insert the SQL into the funambol database:

mysql funambol --user=funambol --password=yourpassword < sogo-sync-source-insert.sql

Configuring the Calendar Sync connection

mkdir -p /opt/Funambol/config/sogo/sogo/sogo
mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates/opt/Funambol/config/sogo/sogo/sogo/sogo-cal.xml
cd /etc/e-smith/templates/opt/Funambol/config/sogo/sogo/sogo/sogo-cal.xml
touch template-begin

Edit a new file with:

vim sogo-cal.xml
 

And insert the following. Note the $sogod{'DbPassword'} in the scripts below. This pulls in the the database password that SOGO uses to access the MySQL database.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<java version="1.5.0_10" class="java.beans.XMLDecoder">
 <object class="ca.inverse.sogo.engine.source.SOGoSyncSource">
  <void property="databasePassword">
   <string>{$sogod{'DbPassword'}}</string>
  </void>
  <void property="databaseURL">
   <string>jdbc:mysql://localhost/sogo</string>
  </void>
  <void property="databaseUsername">
   <string>sogo</string>
  </void>
  <void property="info">
   <object class="com.funambol.framework.engine.source.SyncSourceInfo">
    <void property="supportedTypes">
     <array class="com.funambol.framework.engine.source.ContentType" length="1">
      <void index="0">
       <object class="com.funambol.framework.engine.source.ContentType">
        <void property="type">
         <string>text/x-vevent</string>
        </void>
        <void property="version">
         <string>1</string>
        </void>
       </object>
      </void>
     </array>
    </void>
   </object>
  </void>
  <void property="name">
   <string>sogo-cal</string>
  </void>
  <void property="sourceURI">
   <string>sogo-cal</string>
  </void>
 </object>
</java>

And don't forget to:

expand-template /opt/Funambol/config/sogo/sogo/sogo/sogo-cal.xml

Configuring the Address Book Sync connection

mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates/opt/Funambol/config/sogo/sogo/sogo/sogo-card.xml
cd /etc/e-smith/templates/opt/Funambol/config/sogo/sogo/sogo/sogo-card.xml
touch template-begin
vim sogo-card.xml

Insert the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<java version="1.5.0_10" class="java.beans.XMLDecoder">
 <object class="ca.inverse.sogo.engine.source.SOGoSyncSource">
  <void property="databasePassword">
   <string>{$sogod{'DbPassword'}}</string>
  </void>
  <void property="databaseURL">
   <string>jdbc:mysql://localhost/sogo</string>
  </void>
  <void property="databaseUsername">
   <string>sogo</string>
  </void>
  <void property="info">
   <object class="com.funambol.framework.engine.source.SyncSourceInfo">
    <void property="supportedTypes">
     <array class="com.funambol.framework.engine.source.ContentType" length="1">
      <void index="0">
       <object class="com.funambol.framework.engine.source.ContentType">
        <void property="type">
         <string>text/x-vcard</string>
        </void>
        <void property="version">
         <string>1</string>
        </void>
       </object>
      </void>
     </array>
    </void>
   </object>
  </void>
  <void property="name">
   <string>sogo-card</string>
  </void>
  <void property="sourceURI">
   <string>sogo-card</string>
  </void>
 </object>
</java>

And

expand-template /opt/Funambol/config/sogo/sogo/sogo/sogo-card.xml

Configuring the Todo List Sync connection

mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates/opt/Funambol/config/sogo/sogo/sogo/sogo-todo.xml
cd /etc/e-smith/templates/opt/Funambol/config/sogo/sogo/sogo/sogo-todo.xml
touch template-begin
vim sogo-todo.xml

Insert the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<java version="1.5.0_10" class="java.beans.XMLDecoder">
 <object class="ca.inverse.sogo.engine.source.SOGoSyncSource">
  <void property="databasePassword">
   <string>{$sogod{'DbPassword'}}</string>
  </void>
  <void property="databaseURL">
   <string>jdbc:mysql://localhost/sogo</string>
  </void>
  <void property="databaseUsername">
   <string>sogo</string>
  </void>
  <void property="info">
   <object class="com.funambol.framework.engine.source.SyncSourceInfo">
    <void property="supportedTypes">
     <array class="com.funambol.framework.engine.source.ContentType" length="1">
      <void index="0">
       <object class="com.funambol.framework.engine.source.ContentType">
        <void property="type">
         <string>text/x-vtodo</string>
        </void>
        <void property="version">
         <string>1</string>
        </void>
       </object>
      </void>
     </array>
    </void>
   </object>
  </void>
  <void property="name">
   <string>sogo-todo</string>
  </void>
  <void property="sourceURI">
   <string>sogo-todo</string>
  </void>
 </object>
</java>

And

expand-template /opt/Funambol/config/sogo/sogo/sogo/sogo-todo.xml

Auto-create Funambol user accounts

Edit the Funambol config file

vim /opt/Funambol/config/Funambol.xml

And change the officer parameter:

    <void property="officer">
     <string>ca/inverse/sogo/security/SOGoOfficer.xml</string>
    </void>

Then create the SOGoOfficer.xml file

vim /opt/Funambol/config/ca/inverse/sogo/security/SOGoOfficer.xml

and insert or update to:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<java version="1.4.0" class="java.beans.XMLDecoder">
  <object class="ca.inverse.sogo.security.SOGoOfficer">
    <void property="host">
      <string>localhost</string>
    </void>
    <void property="port">
      <string>20000</string>
    </void>
  </object>
</java>

Cleanup and Restart

Once complete, update file ownerships for all files again in the /opt/Funambol tree

chown -R funambol:funambol /opt/Funambol/

Stop and Start the Funambol server as the funambol user using:

/etc/init.d/funambol stop
/etc/init.d/funambol start

Funambol Client Configuration

The URL for accessing the Funambol server from mobile devices is:

 http://<server_domain_name>:8080/funambol/ds

To connect to the SOGO Funambol sync items use:

  • Contacts: sogo-card
  • Calendar: sogo-cal
  • Tasks: sogo-todo

References