question on cyrus authentication

Sebastian Hagedorn Hagedorn at
Fri Jun 25 12:42:04 EDT 2004

-- Erik Myllymaki <erik.myllymaki at> is rumored to have mumbled 
on Freitag, 25. Juni 2004 9:23 Uhr -0700 regarding Re: question on cyrus 

>>> I use sasldb2 for the passwords. This requires a client that knows
>>> CRAM-MD5.
>> why would you say that? Most mechanisms work with sasldb ... we don't
>> use Exim but Sendmail, but that shouldn't be relevant.
> I see, so somehow I have misconfigured things so that if I use a client
> that tries to send via PLAIN, it will work if the username:password
> provided is a unix logon account for the mailserver, but will NOT work if
> the username:password is in the sasldb2 file...any ideas where I could
> have mucked that one up?

I don't know Exim, so I can't help you there, but it sounds as though 
you're *not* using auxprop. Are you sure that CRAM-MD5 works? Anyway, our 
sendmail server replies only "250-AUTH NTLM CRAM-MD5 DIGEST-MD5" when used 
without TLS. Only when using TLS does it also offer PLAIN and LOGIN.

Here are the relevant config options:

pwcheck_method: auxprop
define(`confAUTH_OPTIONS', `p')dnl

Greetings, Sebastian
Sebastian Hagedorn M.A. - RZKR-R1 (Flachbau), Zi. 18, Robert-Koch-Str. 10
Zentrum für angewandte Informatik - Universitätsweiter Service RRZK
Universität zu Köln / Cologne University - Tel. +49-221-478-5587
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