Authentication problem

Jim Sabatke jsabatke at
Sun May 9 17:07:58 EDT 2004

Andreas Winkelmann wrote:

>Am Sonntag, 9. Mai 2004 21:50 schrieb Jim Sabatke:
>>I'm running posfix/cyrus/mysql on SuSE 9.0.
>>I can't connect to an account where the user name is not also a UNIX
>>user (in /etc/passwd).  This is driving me nuts.  If I create a UNIX
>>user, the authentication works fine.  I deleted the user and now I get
>>in /var/log/messages:
>>May  8 16:58:52 yoda imapd[2821]: Login disabled user=farmerg
>>auth=farmerg []
>Because Suse uses as default saslauthd with pam as backend. This is configured 
>in /etc/imapd.conf as "sasl_pwcheck_method: saslauthd".
>Where do you want your user-accounts instead?
I want to have cyrus user accounts where no system user exists.  Is that 
possible?  The reason is, I have a number of cyrus accounts for the same 

I need to do this because different accounts have different user email 
addresses for sending.  If an email client could have different 
send-from addresses based on folder, then this wouldn't be an issue, 
however Mozilla doesn't do this, and I don't know of a client that does.


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