Authentication problems

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer at
Tue Jun 24 09:57:40 EDT 2003

On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 04:11:19PM +0400, Pavel A Crasotin wrote:
> The 1st problem:
> cyradm --user cyrus localhost
> says
>     cyradm: cannot authenticate to server with  as cyrus
> Corresponding message in syslog:
>     badlogin: localhost[] DIGEST-MD5 [SASL(-13): user not found: no secret in database]
> cyradm --user cyrus at host.domain.tld localhost
> says the same but in syslog I see
> badlogin: localhost[] DIGEST-MD5 [SASL(-13): authentication failure: cross-realm login cyrus at host.domain.tld denied]
> cyradm --user cyrus --auth login localhost
> says
> badlogin: localhost[] plaintext cyrus SASL(-13): user not found: checkpass failed
> Only
> cyradm --user cyrus at cyrus@host.domain.tld --auth login localhost
> works
> What is wrong?
> How can I authenticate in cyradm with cyrus? Or it is impossible?

Does the uid imapd is running under (probably cyrus) have read access on /etc/saldb2 ?

Etienne Goyer                    Linux Québec Technologies Inc.       etienne.goyer at

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