Newbie question

Allister Gearon al at
Tue Nov 25 07:44:47 EST 2003

    first of all I am using SuSE 8.2.  Having installed the rpms;
cyrus-imapd, cyrus-sasl2, perl-cyrus-imap (provides cyradm, cyrus
configuration tool), and postfix; the set up was as follows (I included the
most important - I think! - parameters, but I can send the whole file if you
wish) ;

    admins:    cyrus
    allowanonymouslogin:    no
    sasl_pwcheck_method:    auxprop

    Then (note that the default admin here is cyrus, a system user created
for administerring Cyrus IMAP);

    saslpasswd2 cyrus

    Enter you password as asked and confirm that the user cyrus is in the
sasldb with;


    You should see something like:

    cyrus at yourmachine: userPassword

Start the cyrus-imapd daemon, with a <rccyrus start> (on SuSE.).
You should now be able to use cyradm thus;

    cyradm --auth login localhost --user cyrus

Provide the password you supplied to the saslpasswd2 program earlier, and
voila, you have been authenticated via sasldb. Type help at the command
prompt for further help on cyradm.
Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jordi Pallarès" <jpallares at>
To: "Allister Gearon" <al at>
Cc: "Craig Ringer" <craig at>; "Cyrus IMAP Mailing List"
<info-cyrus at>
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: Newbie question

> Hi all,
> I'm tryng to make the same login as you (with sasldb) but in my redhat9
> i can't implement it.
> Can you explain me how did you do it?.
> I've just login inside cyrus if i have a s.o. user.
> Thanks a lot.
> Jordi Pallarès
> Allister Gearon wrote:
> > Craig,
> > thanks for your reply.  At the moment users that login on my Cyrus
> > are authenticated via auxprop -> sasldb.  That works fine.  I am also
> > to fetch mail from an upstream POP3 server and am using Fetchmail, which
> > does not like the fact that the recipient of the email is not a user (at
> > moment) on the OS.  As result mail is bounced.  I will write to the
> > fetchmail list to see if they have any ideas.  Thanks again
> > Al

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