cyradm and cyrus administrator login

Rudy Gevaert Rudy.Gevaert at
Mon Jul 10 16:34:59 EDT 2006

Rudy Gevaert wrote:
> Jim John wrote:
>> I set up cyrus and cyradm with openldap so that users are 
>> authenticated using openldap, but I am unable to login as the 
>> root/cyrus user. I did not include this user in the ldap. Regular 
>> users have no problem logging in. But I need to use the cyrus user and 
>> cyradm to create the mailboxes. I thought having "admins: cyrus root" 
>> was enough in the imapd.conf file and generating the passwords, or do 
>> I need to add these users to ldap too? Thanks for any help.
> What sasl mechs did you include in your imapd.conf?  If you only have 
> login and plain cyrus will authenticate against the ldap for your admin 
> user too.  You have to add a mechanism (e.g. cramd5) that uses e.g. the 
> sasldb2 file.

i meant digest-md5

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