cyrus authentication

Robby Russell rrussell at
Mon Feb 23 14:31:08 EST 2004

Robby Russell typed this on 02/23/2004 10:57 AM:
> Hello,
> I am new to cyrus and have been reading many webpages that contain 
> walk-throughs, examples, etc and have run into a wall with trying to 
> figure out how I am to get cyrus to properly authenticate a user.
> Installation of Cyrus IMAP4 v2.2.3 on RedHat 9.
> /etc/imapd.conf (pretty much a copy of an example page)

I am looking at a few other examples and am trying this configuration now:


> configdirectory: /var/imap
> partition-default: /var/spool/imap
> admins: cyrus root
> srvtab: /var/imap/srvtab
> allowanonymouslogin: no
> sasl_passwd_check: shadow

I added a user like so: (assuming I got the -a part right?)
# saslpasswd -c -u -a cyrus-imapd cyrus

> badlogin: ip.xx.xx.xx plaintext cyrus SASL(-13): user not found: checkpass failed


# sasldblistusers
user: cyrus realm: mech: CRAM-MD5
user: cyrus realm: mech: PLAIN
user: cyrus realm: mech: DIGEST-MD5

# sasldblistusers2
cyrus at userPassword

So, the same user/pass is in both, but I am not sure which one I should 
be using and which one is saying that the user doesn't exist.

Any thoughts?


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