question on cyrus authentication
erik.myllymaki at aviawest.com
Fri Jun 25 10:49:58 EDT 2004
I have a mail server running Exim 4.21 and Cyrus 2.1.17.
I use sasldb2 for the passwords. This requires a client that knows
I have Exim setup to use the same sasldb2 database for SMTP
authentication, as well.
So far this has been fine because my clients have been *force-fed*
Thunderbird and Squirrelmail as clients and they both understand CRAM-MD5.
Now, I will have 30 more users moving over to this mail server, but they
ALL use Outlook Express, and I know that OE does not do CRAM-MD5.
Obviously I do not want to start using local user passwords AND sasldb2
passwords for all these users (and more to follow). Also, I have to make
a decision and deploy it by July 1st.
So, my options that I see are:
1. Force them all to use Thunderbird.
2. Use local user accounts and passwords for all of them and use TLS
to secure the PLAINTEXT logins. I already have TLS configured.
3. *Somehow*, configure Cyrus and Exim to allow both PLAINTEXT over TLS
and CRAM-MD5 logins.
Your comments and criticisms appreciated.
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