SASL Multiple Pwcheck methods

Igor Brezac igor at
Tue Aug 10 09:54:37 EDT 2004

On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, AJ wrote:

> Thanks, is it then possible to use multiple authentication methods with 
> saslauthd, such as ldap and pam/shadow?


> What I am trying to do is make sendmail authenticate against a local OS 
> account first, then and ldap account if no OS account exists.

If your ldap entries are posix|shadow compatible, you may be able to this 
with pam or shadow saslauthd mechs.

> Is this possible without breaking Cyrus, which uses saslauthd with the ldap 
> authentication method.
> Thanks.
> AJ
> Igor Brezac wrote:
>> On Mon, 9 Aug 2004, AJ wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>  I am wondering if it's possible to use multiple pwcheck_method: stanzas 
>>> in a sasl application config file.
>>> i.e. in Sendmail.conf have something like this:
>>> pwcheck_method: shadow ldap
>> Yes, except that those two options are not valid.   (Valid options are 
>> auxprop, saslauthd, pwcheck and authdaemond)
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