Stacking saslauthd and auxprop(sasldb) authentification

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer at
Thu May 8 14:27:31 EDT 2003


I would like to stack two authentication method.  Namely, the Cyrus
"admins" user will be kept in /etc/sasldb2 while regular user are
authenticated via saslauthd.  In /etc/imapd.conf :

sasl_pwcheck_method: saslauthd auxprop
auxprop_plugin: sasldb

When I tried this setting, it does not work and I have in
/var/log/auth.log :

May  8 14:19:48 www1 proxyd[20393]: unable to open Berkeley db /etc/sasldb2: Permission denied

/etc/sasldb2 is mode 640, owner root, group cyrus.  It work if I make
/etc/sasldb2 owner cyrus.  If possible at all, I would prefer not to
have /etc/sasldb2 writeable by the cyrus user.  I could make it owner
cyrus grp root mode 460, but would there be a better way ?

Etienne Goyer                    Linux Québec Technologies Inc.       etienne.goyer at

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