Failing to authenticate on the frontends
morgan at orst.edu
Wed Oct 4 13:17:46 EDT 2006
On Wed, 4 Oct 2006, Michael Loftis wrote:
> --On October 4, 2006 4:18:41 PM +0100 Jesus Roncero <jesus at mxtelecom.com>
>> So, the question is, isn't the frontend supposed to contact the backend
>> responsible of that mailbox in order to authenticate the user? or it
>> needs to have "joe"'s password at the frontend as well?
> Authentication of the user happens at the frontend. The frontend then uses
> the proxy credentials to authorize as the user on the backend. The backends
> don't need a full user database, just the proxy information.
Yes and no. If an IMAP client support referrals, the frontends will
return a referral to the appropriate backend. So, the client may connect
to the backend as well in some cases.
More information about the Info-cyrus