Admin User - Cyrus IMAP

Ken Murchison ken at
Tue Nov 18 10:21:29 EST 2003

Julian W H Osborne wrote:

> Dear All,
> I'm trying to configure a Sendmail/Cyrus IMAP/LDAP solution, on a 
> RH9.0 system, and it is all working fine, authenticating via PAM, 
> except for one thing.
> We have a RH7.1 system running quite an old version of cyrus 
> imap&sasl.  They way it has been configured you can login to any 
> pop/imap account with the cyrus admin password if you know it.  This 
> can be very useful and saves a lot of time.
> I have been unable to replicate this functionality on the RH9 system. 
>  The system is patched up to date and running:
> cyrus-sasl-md5-2.1.10-4
> cyrus-sasl-devel-2.1.10-4
> cyrus-imapd-2.1.15-2
> cyrus-imapd-utils-2.1.15-2
> cyrus-imapd-murder-2.1.15-2
> cyrus-sasl-2.1.10-4
> cyrus-sasl-plain-2.1.10-4
> cyrus-imapd-devel-2.1.15-2
> I've been through the archives and can't find anything,  I'm being 
> pressured for a solutions so all help greatfully recevied.

That only way to proxy as a user (regardless of Cyrus or RH version) is 
to use a SASL mechanism which supports proxying.  Given your list of 
RPMs, the only mechs which you have that are capable of this are PLAIN 
and DIGEST-MD5.  Make sure that whatever client you are using is 
choosing one of these two mechanisms.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
Software Engineer     21 Princeton Place
716-662-8973 x26      Orchard Park, NY 14127
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