Cyrus looking in sasldb2 for authentication

Jeff Wilde jeff.wilde at
Thu May 15 15:23:16 EDT 2003

That is how I am running saslauthd -a shadow and it is authenticating against shadow, but the problem is that it still looks at sasldb2.

-----Original Message-----
From: Etienne Goyer [mailto:etienne.goyer at] 
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 1:03 PM
To: info-cyrus at
Subject: Re: Cyrus looking in sasldb2 for authentication

You must run saslauthd with "-a getpwent" or "-a shadow" to authenticate against /etc/passwd (and/or /etc/shadow).

You can also just "rm /usr/local/lib/sasl2/libotp*" to get rid of OTP support in SASL.

On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 10:47:19AM -0500, Jeff Wilde wrote:
> I have a situation where I'm just trying to authenticate agains the 
> /etc/shadow file through saslauthd.  I keep getting errors in my log:
> May 15 10:45:12 mail pop3d[23501]: could not find password
> Which is because its looking in /etc/sasldb2.  Is there a way to make 
> it stop looking in that file so I can get rid of this error message?  
> I also have OTP errors that I think I can get rid of by recompiling 
> without otp support but if I can change it in the config.  That would 
> be
> better:
> May 15 10:45:13 mail imapd[23044]: OTP: No database support
> Tia,
> Jeff

Etienne Goyer                    Linux Québec Technologies Inc.       etienne.goyer at

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