saslauthd+pam+pam_ldap VS saslauthd+ldap

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Fri Jun 4 11:36:51 EDT 2004

On Fri, 4 Jun 2004, Simon Matter wrote:

> I'm using both versions on different servers and I can say they both work
> very well for me. The pam way is more flexible if you have more than one
> place where users are stored, say LDAP and MySQL, or you want to restrict
> logins by other means like time or whatever.
> The only problem I see with pam_ldap is with the cyrus-imapd virtual
> domains. AFAIK it doesn't work for more than one domain because PAM
> doesn't know about realms.

The CVS version of sasl has a -r option to saslauthd that reassembles the 
username and realm into foo at bar format which will alleviate this to some 


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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