Your appointments, tasks and emails are important; that is why they are part of
every enterprise portal. That's exactly why we created the Connector for
Microsoft Exchange. With it, you can access almost all information from your
personal mailbox. The Connector puts you in a position to use this
information for almost any application you would like.
That means you could, for example, display a table in your CMS that accesses
you personal mailbox, or just your inbox or outbox and then lists all mails
that have the customer number of the currently selected customer in the
subject. Or you can add a contact to you personal address book with a
In addition to the representation of a pure enterprise portal, the
requirement frequently comes about to integrate appointments, contacts,
tasks, and emails into the web interface of an Intrexx portal. For
this task, United Planet has developed the Connector for Microsoft Exchange, the
most broadly used platform for messaging, for your use. The connector has been integrated
completely into the Intrexx application framework. With it, new uses
for the software can be realized, such as integrating elements from the
Microsoft Exchange server with Intrexx processes.
Although all elements on the Exchange server and the personal mailbox
can be accessed with the Connector for Microsoft Exchange,
the connector should not be understood as
“a second Outlook WebAccess”. Similarily, the
connector cannot be used to substitute for the use of Outlook itself.
Both of these products have been adjusted over decades for the
requirements of users, and their range of functions have been set up to
serve optimally as messaging clients.
1.3. Setup of the Connector
In order to use the MediaGateway with Microsoft Exchange Server Version 2003 or higher, a functional
Outlook Web Access (OWA) is required. This is normally prepared and activated by Microsoft Exchange. The
security protocols used for this (HTTPS, SSL) are also supported by
The communication between the MediaGateway and the server
takes place via CORBA
and is encrypted with the use of a PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
called RSA. Supported logon processes are "Basic",
"Digest", and "Kerberos". The security protocols in use in
these processes (HTTPS, SSL) are also supported by
MediaGateway, as long as these are installed.
1.5. Implementing the connector
The Connector for Microsoft Exchange can
be implemented like an Intrexx foreign data source. The connector puts you
in the position of being able to create almost any application you wish
with information from the Microsoft Exchange server. This allows you,
for example, to show a table in your customer management system that
accesses your personal mailbox, the "Inbox"
folder, or sent mails, listing all mails that have the customer number of the currently
selected customer in their subject line. You could also add a contact
to your personal address box with a mouse click.
With the Connector for Microsoft Exchange,
you will not work with copies of the data, but will rather access, in real
time, your mailbox or the mailboxes to which you have assigned rights
to the current user via Outlook.
The access to data takes place exclusively using the permissions of the
user logged onto the Exchange server. This means that any data access that a
user executes using the MediaGateway can also be executed using OWA.
Via Microsoft Outlook, every user can make their mailbox accessible to
other users, as well as restrict this access in multiple levels, such
as only to read, or to read and write. In each case, this is enabled by
the user herself.
2. System requirements
Intrexx Portal Server
Microsoft Exchange Server Version 2010 or higher
Aktivated Online Web Access (OWA) of the MS Exchange Server
The Visual Studio 2017 C++ Runtime Library from Microsoft needs to be installed
for the ODBC connection. This can be downloaded
The following links provide you with a quickstart guide to using Microsoft Exchange
data in your portal: