cyrus-imapd + pam_ldap = ACL?

Andrew Morgan morgan at
Tue Jun 24 12:12:14 EDT 2003

On Tue, 24 Jun 2003, Gary C. New wrote:

> I've been using cyrus-imapd-2.0.16 with pam_ldap for
> several months now.  I am currently trying to tighten
> down my openldap directory and have run into a little
> snag trying to write an appropriate ACL for this
> setup.
> Cyrus-imapd uses pam_ldap to query the ldap directory
> anonymously and I cannot seem to find a way to require
> either of them to use a defined process account.  My
> goal is to disallow anonymous access within my
> openldap ACLs.
> Does anyone have a similar setup or might be able to
> suggest an alternative method for locking anonymous
> access down?
> Thank you for your assistance.
> Respectfully,
> Gary

Have you looked at the following options in your pam_ldap.conf file?

# The distinguished name to bind to the server with.
# Optional: default is to bind anonymously.
binddn uid=blah,dc=yahoo,dc=com

# The credentials to bind with.
# Optional: default is no credential.
bindpw secret


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