Saslauthd and 2 authentication mechanism

Igor Brezac igor at
Thu Jun 30 15:23:16 EDT 2005

On Thu, 30 Jun 2005, Paul van der Vlis wrote:

> Igor Brezac schreef:
>> On Wed, 29 Jun 2005, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I want to use 2 authentication mechanisms with Saslauthd. When the first
>>> one gives "no", it should try the other one.
>>> The man-page says: "saslauthd supports one or more 'authentication
>>> mechanisms',
>> This does not say that you can use more than one concurrently.
>> You can use only one at a time.
> Are you really sure? This is important for me.

Since you do not trust my answer, read the code.

> /etc/defaults/saslauthd in Debian says:
> # You must specify the authentication mechanisms you wish to use.
> # This defaults to "pam" for PAM support, but may also include
> # "shadow" or "sasldb", like this:
> # MECHANISMS="pam shadow"
> I want to use "pam ldap".

I suggest you contact debian folks.  This will not work with the original 
cyrus-sasl distro.

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