Problems authenticating using saslauthd w/LDAP

Rob Tanner rtanner at
Mon Aug 28 16:39:36 EDT 2006


I've setup an IMAP server using  Cyrus IMAP4 v2.2.3 which I've setup 
before without a problem.  Authentication is handles through saslauthd.  
When I use /etc/shadow as the authentication mechanism (-a shadow), my 
test accounts log in just fine.  When, instead, I startup saslauthd 
using LDAP (-a ldap), I get the famous "generic failure" error.  But at 
the same time, when saslauthd is running with the -a ldap option, 
testsaslauthd -u ,user -p <secret> returns an "OK" for the right 
password and a "NO" for the wrong password.  That in itself should 
validate the saslauthd.conf file, but I also compared it to the 
saslauthd.conf file on another system which is working correctly.

I am confused.  Any ideas?



Rob Tanner
UNIX Services Manager
Linfield College, McMinnville OR

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