PAM Authentication error...
egra0627 at bigpond.net.au
Sun Feb 1 18:03:57 EST 2004
That would make sense for system users with email accounts, but this is
a virtual setup using maildir, they don't have a mail box, but rather a
All my information is stored in a database; the default homedir, the
maildir, email/username and password...etc
The virtual setup is working because I am able to send to the
users...and they get a a directory with mail in it automatically. The
problem is that I am unable to *retrieve* the mail using pop3.
From: owner-info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
[mailto:owner-info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu] On Behalf Of Ken
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 4:47 AM
To: Emma Grant
Cc: info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
Subject: Re: PAM Authentication error...
Emma Grant wrote:
> Thanks for your reply.
> I ended up fixing the error by adding "account required
> /lib/security/pam_permit.so" at the top of my pop file in pam.d/pop
> I first tried pam_warn.so, and that told me that my account had
> and since the really is no system account - email is virtual - I
> that is why it was giving the error. After adding pam_permit I have
> no more auth errors.
> But now I am getting the error:
> -ERR [SYS/PERM] Unable to locate maildrop
> any ideas?
The system can find the INBOX for the user that is logging in. You need
to create a mailbox named user.<username> for each user that will be
accessing mail via IMAP or POP.
> Testsaslauthd? Where would I find this on RH ES? Do I still need it
> I am not getting auth errors?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
> [mailto:owner-info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu] On Behalf Of Ken
> Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 12:30 AM
> To: Emma Grant
> Cc: info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
> Subject: Re: PAM Authentication error...
> Emma Grant wrote:
>>I am running Cyrus Imap 2.2.3 on RH ES 3.0 using MySQL 3.23.58 as my
>>database so I can use my mail server with virtual domains (maildir).
>>I believe that I have configured everything correctly except I am
>>getting the error below when I check pop3 email:
>>do_auth : auth failure: [user=me at mydomain.com] [service=pop]
>>[realm=] [mech=pam] [reason=PAM auth error]
>>pop3: badlogin: my.ipaddress.location.etc plaintext
>>me at mydomain.com SASL(-13): authentication failure: checkpass failed
> Compile the testsaslauthd program in the SASL distro, and make sure
> you can authenticate before moving on to Cyrus.
Kenneth Murchison Oceana Matrix Ltd.
Software Engineer 21 Princeton Place
716-662-8973 x26 Orchard Park, NY 14127
--PGP Public Key-- http://www.oceana.com/~ken/ksm.pgp
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