PAM Authentication error...

Emma Grant egra0627 at
Sun Feb 1 10:30:10 EST 2004

Thanks for your reply. 

I ended up fixing the error by adding "account required
/lib/security/" at the top of my pop file in pam.d/pop

I first tried, and that told me that my account had expired,
and since the really is no system account - email is virtual - I figured
that is why it was giving the error. After adding pam_permit I have had
no more auth errors.

But now I am  getting the error: 

	-ERR [SYS/PERM] Unable to locate maildrop

any ideas? 

Testsaslauthd? Where would I find this on RH ES? Do I still need it now
I am not getting auth errors? 


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From: owner-info-cyrus at
[mailto:owner-info-cyrus at] On Behalf Of Ken
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 12:30 AM
To: Emma Grant
Cc: info-cyrus at
Subject: Re: PAM Authentication error...

Emma Grant wrote:

> Hi All,
> 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] [service=pop] 
> [realm=] [mech=pam] [reason=PAM auth error]
> pop3[28753]: badlogin: my.ipaddress.location.etc plaintext 
> me at SASL(-13): authentication failure: checkpass failed

Compile the testsaslauthd program in the SASL distro, and make sure that

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
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