cyradm headache

Jorge Merlino jmerlino at
Wed Dec 18 13:15:46 EST 2002

Thank you for your answer. In fact I'm using cyrus 2.0.16 and SASL 1.5.24
My situation has changed now. I changed the "admins:" line in the imapd.conf
from "cyrus" to "mailadmin" (which is not a user in my system) created a
user "mailadmin" in the sasldb and now I can create mailboxes calling
"cyradm -u mailadmin localhost".

Now I created a user foo using "saslpasswd -c foo" and created a mailbox for
him in cyradm (cm I can now receive mails to this mailbox but I
can't retrieve mail from it because the server rejects the user and/or

¿Any ideas?


-----Mensaje original-----
De: Jeremy Rumpf [mailto:jrumpf at]
Enviado el: Miércoles, 18 de Diciembre de 2002 14:17
Para: Jorge Merlino; info-cyrus at
Asunto: Re: cyradm headache

On Wednesday 18 December 2002 11:20 am, Jorge Merlino wrote:
> I installed Cyrus IMAP to use it with Postfix.
> My problem is that the authentication with the sasldb database doesn't
> seems to work. When I run "cyradm localhost" y can type any string as the
> password and I get the prompt, but if I try to execute "cm" I get a
> "Permission denied" error.
> I'm including here a copy of my imapd.conf file where I set "sasldb" as
> password checking method.
> The sasldb file itselfs seems to be correct (according to sasldblistusers)
> and the cyrus user is able to read and write it.
> I'll appreciate any help about this issue.
> TIA,
> 	Jorge

This is making a few assumptions (such as your using cyrus 2.1.x), but above
you listed sasldblistusers. Are you using /etc/sasldb instead of
or sasldblistusers instead of sasldblistusers2. Also run cyradm like this:

cyradm --user cyrus --server localhost --auth CRAM-MD5

> imapd.conf:
> configdirectory: /var/imap
> partition-default: /var/spool/imap
> admins: cyrus
> allowanonymouslogin: no
> autocreatequota: 10000
> reject8bit: no
> quotawarn: 90
> timeout: 30
> poptimeout: 10
> dracinterval: 0
> drachost: localhost
> sasl_pwcheck_method: sasldb

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