Cyrus IMAPD with LDAP Authentication

Simon Matter simon.matter at
Wed Nov 5 12:19:20 EST 2003

> I changed the /etc/imapd.conf as suggested.  It now looks like:
>         configdirectory: /var/imap
>         partition-default: /var/spool/imap
>         admins: win9x
>         srvtab: /var/imap/srvtab
>         allowanonymouslogin: no
>         allowplaintext: yes
>         sasl_mech_list: plain login
>         sasl_passwd_check: saslauthd

That's 'sasl_pwcheck_method', not 'sasl_passwd_check'!
And no, you don't need a sasldb2 file at all when authenticating against
LDAP. Just make sure you have an admin account in your tree.


> Do I have to create the user in the sasldb even though authentication
> should go through saslauthd and ldap?  I tried changing the
> sasl_passwd_check: saslauthd to sasl_passwd_check: pam and putting and
> entry in /etc/pam.d/imap, but it still complains about the sasldb2 file.
> I really don't get it.  Thank you so much in advance.
> Please help.
> Bob.
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