Making saslauthd fall back on SASLdb?

Andreas Hasenack andreas at
Tue Mar 29 16:05:03 EST 2005

On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 03:31:13PM -0500, Scott Balmos wrote:
> Hi all,
> I had this problem solved months ago, but that was on a different 
> system. I'm running imapd using saslauthd as the authentication 
> mechanism. saslauthd, in turn, is running through PAM, which runs to my 
> LDAP server, to do all authentication.
> I was wondering if there was a way to get saslauthd, or imapd (whichever 
> is the case), to fall back onto checking the local sasldb2 database 
> (auxprop?). There are a few "system" accounts, like cyrus and some 
> system-accessible-only manager accounts, that I want to keep out of LDAP.

Try this in /etc/imapd.conf:

sasl_pwcheck_method: saslauthd auxprop

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