User creation - automatic subscriptions

Alain Williams addw at
Thu Dec 4 06:23:51 EST 2003

Summary: can safely I put mailbox subscriptions for a new user directly into their .sub file ?


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.

I do notice that the user fred's subscription list is stored in:


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 ?

Alain Williams

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