Can't successfully test credentials I just created

Dan White dwhite at
Tue Nov 18 09:39:00 EST 2008

Ann Onemouse wrote:
> On Nov 17, 2008, at 3:06 PM, Dan White wrote:
>>  If you want to use sasldb with the SASL library, you probably want 
>> to use the pwcheck_method of "auxprop" along with the sasldb auxprop 
>> plugin  instead.
> Well, I'm not attached to any particular password database format, 
> except insofar as I have very limited RAM on the server in question. 
> So I can't afford to run the memory-hogging LDAP server just to serve 
> this function.

Using the sasldb auxprop store shouldn't impose much overhead, since you 
wouldn't need to run any external servers (saslauthd). Sasldb does not 
require an LDAP server.

>> or you could configure your postfix smtpd.conf file like:
>> pwcheck_method: auxprop
>> auxprop_plugin: sasldb
>> smtptest is a great way to verify.
> Well, I tried configuring postfix at the same time as SASL, but there 
> are so many interdependent settings, and so much conflicting info on 
> the web about this, that I decided to try to set up one software 
> system at a time, and make sure it works with its own testing tools, 
> before moving on to the next. I am not a postfix guru either, so I'd 
> love to leave the postfix configuration out of this for the moment if 
> possible.

You can use the sample-server and sample-client utilities to verify your 
configuration before you put Postfix in the picture.

- Dan

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