Horde Groupware Virtual Appliance0.1

Other/Proprietary License
A full working installation of Horde Groupware Webmail Edition





Horde Groupware Virtual Appliance includes a full working installation of Horde Groupware Webmail Edition. The only two applications installed in addition to the application dependencies are Joe (a simple text editor) and VMware Tools.

Horde Groupware was installed in accordance to the official guideline available here.

We strongly discourage you against using this appliance in production. It is intended to be a simple turn-key solution for users and administrators who want to take a closer look at Horde Groupware without having to spend time on configuring it.

The virtual appliance was created with VMware Server 2, but should work in most recent VMware applications, such as VMware Fusion, VMware Player and VMware Workstation.

Default Configuration

By default, this appliance is configured with the following network static settings:

 * IP-Address:
 * Subnet:
 * DNS:
 * Gateway:


To log into the the appliance, simply point your browser to:

Horde Credentials

We have created two users. One administrator and one regular user. With the administrative user, you are able to access the administrative module.

User: hordeadmin
Password: adminpassword

Regular user
User: hordeuser
Password: userpassword

System Credentials

There is only one system user created on the system, namely ‘root.’

The system-user is:
User: root
Password: hordepassword1

MySQL Credentials:
Database: horde
User: horde
Password: thehordepassword

User: root
Password: therootpassword

Modifying Network Settings

Updating the network settings is easy.

First, run:
Modify the network settings according to your needs.

Once you’ve changed your IP address, you need to modify /etc/hosts. Replace ‘′ with the new IP address.

Lastly, you need to restart Apache. Simply run:
/etc/init.d/httpd restart


Email Service Guide (ESG) is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use of this virtual appliance.
Last updated on December 22nd, 2009

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