cyrus imapd authentication problem

Wil Cooley wcooley at
Mon Jun 27 00:47:31 EDT 2005

On Sun, 2005-06-26 at 21:38 -0400, Matt Schwartz wrote:
> Hi, I am tearing my hair out over this one.  When I run an imtest -m 
> login localhost, I keep getting an L01 NO Login failed error and a 
> generic failure.  What could this mean?   I have configured imapd.conf's 
> sasl_pwcheck_method: saslauthd.  I have saslauthd set to pam and when I 
> run a saslauthdtest, it works fine.  My syslog give me an error like 
> this: badlogin: localhost.localdomain []  plaintext cyrus 
> SASL(-1): generic failure: checkpass failed.  In my auth.log, I get 
> cannot connect to saslauthd server: Permission denied.  Any ideas would 
> be met with appreciation.

Sounds like saslauthd and Cyrus IMAP are looking for the saslauthd
socket at different places or the permissions on the path to the socket
are preventing Cyrus IMAP from connecting.

Wil Cooley                                 wcooley at
Naked Ape Consulting              
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