Problems authenticating using saslauthd w/LDAP

Kjetil Torgrim Homme kjetilho at
Wed Aug 30 14:23:34 EDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-08-30 at 20:13 +0200, Kjetil Torgrim Homme wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 13:39 -0700, Rob Tanner wrote:
> > 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?
> check the permissions on the saslauthd mux.  you probably run
> testsaslauthd as root.

never mind me, this can't be it since Cyrus is able to communicate with
saslauthd in the shadow case.

sorry for the noise,
Kjetil T.

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