Cyrus not using saslauthd

Igor Brezac igor at
Tue Mar 22 11:11:24 EST 2005

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, 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?

How do you know it is not reaching saslauthd?  Can you show us 
imtest/pop3test session?  Any messages in the syslog?

Make sure to use only plaintext mechs such as plain or login.


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