Cyrus-imap with pam

Andrew Morgan morgan at
Mon Jun 7 20:15:44 EDT 2004

On Mon, 7 Jun 2004, Michael Menefee wrote:

> I am trying to setup Cyrus-imap to authenticate using pam_smb. I cannot find
> any good documentation about this anywhere, although I know others are doing
> this successfully.
> I'm running redhat 7.3 with the latest cyrus-imap code.
> I have pam_smb installed, and samba is running fine, and SSH and other
> protocols are fine.
> I have setup imapd.conf for:
> 	sasl_pwcheck_method: pam
> I keep getting the following when running imtest:
> S: L01 NO Login failed: no mechanism available
> Authentication failed. generic failure
> Security strength factor: 0
> Any suggestions on what I may be missing would be a big help

You want:

  sasl_pwcheck_method: saslauthd

Then startup saslauthd as:

  saslauthd -a pam

Then configure the pam file for "imap" to use pam_smb.


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