Cyrus not using saslauthd

Jeremy Rumpf jrumpf at
Tue Mar 22 11:21:04 EST 2005

On Tuesday 22 March 2005 10:32, Andrew Brink wrote:
> For some reason my cyrus setup has stopped working.
> I have a simple LDAP setup using saslauthd.  I know the saslauthd +ldap
> works, as I can auth using testsaslauthd.  Also running saslauthd -a ldap
> -d show the testsaslauthd hitting sasluthd.
> However, Cyrus is not hitting saslauthd for some reason.  I try to auth,
> and nothing shows up when doing saslauthd -a ldap -d
> Below is my /etc/imapd.conf
> configdirectory: /var/imap
> partition-default: /var/spool/imap
> admins: cyrus
> srvtab: /var/imap/srvtab
> allowanonymouslogin: no
> duplicatesuppression: no
> annotation-db: skiplist
> mboxlist-db: skiplist
> seenstate_db: flat
> plaintextlogins: yes
> sasl_pwcheck_method: saslauthd
> Does anyone have any ideas or any other troubleshooting steps I can take to
> resolve this?
> Thanks a bunch.
> Andrew Brink, CCNA, WCSP
> Network Operations
> NetStandard, Inc.
> 913-262-3888

Make sure your mail client is using a cleartext mechanism (such as PLAIN or 
LOGIN) and not one of the hash exchanges (CRAM-MD5, DIGEST-MD5, etc). 

You could force this with:

sasl_mech_list: PLAIN LOGIN

Make sure you eventually require SSL/TLS on the link!


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