MD5-encrypted passwords in a SASL-SQL-database

Diego M. Vadell dvadell at
Thu Aug 10 13:26:51 EDT 2006

   There are patches to sasl in order to do that.

 -- Diego

> Hello, everyone
> We're about to migrate a server from Courier-IMAP to Cyrus-IMAP. The
> Courier-server autheticates via authdaemond to a MySQL-server, and the
> passwords in the MySQL-server are MD5-encrypted.
> I can not get authentication to work with Cyrus and SASL (with the SQL
> auxprop-plugin) with the encrypted passwords, only when the passwords
> are in plaintext. The question is, is there something I've not
> understood in how to configure Cyrus/SASL, or does the SQL
> auxprop-plugin require all the passwords to be in plaintext?
> If it is not possible to have MD5-encrypted passwords, does anone have
> any suggestions what we could do instead? Authenticate against Courier's
> authdaemond, perhaps?
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>   - Haakon
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