User creation - automatic subscriptions

Simon Matter simon.matter at
Thu Dec 4 07:43:04 EST 2003

> Summary: can safely I put mailbox subscriptions for a new user directly
> into their .sub file ?
> Hi,
> I am putting together a large cyrus system - 20,000 users - at a UK
> college.
> Creation of users need to be automatic, I will get a list of new users
> every
> day from central admin. Logged in as cyrus I can create the users and
> their
> mail boxes (drafts, etc) using a perl script, easy.
> The user then needs to be subscribed to their mailboxes. This must be done
> logged in as the user - that is hard, I have no way of knowing their
> password.

You could try using autocreate from here


> I do notice that the user fred's subscription list is stored in:
> 	/var/imap/user/f/fred.sub
> Is there any reason why I should not just create that file ?
> Come to that, is there any reason why I should not create the user's
> mailbox directly, ie .../users/fred/ and use reconstruct to rebuild
> the cyrus.cache, etc files ?
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