morgan at orst.edu
Wed May 10 13:14:04 EDT 2006
On Wed, 10 May 2006, Michael Johnson wrote:
> Hi all
> I've been looking into upgrading a server and part of that upgrade was to
> remove a lot of system users who simply need IMAP/SMTP access to the machine
> and nothing more. Basically, I want to make /etc/passwd a lot smaller than
> it currently is.
> I was browsing through the documentation on the web site and found:
> "The Cyrus IMAP server comes with two authorization mechanisms, one for use
> with Unix /etc/passwd files, one for use with Kerberos."
> Is there no way to use Cyrus IMAP with
> MySQL/PostgreSQL/BDB/other_non_db_source as an authentication source? If
> there is, could someone please point me to a web site with some details on
> how to make this work?
I know this is possible, but I don't have the information myself. I use
saslauthd + pam + pam_ldap for authentication here, but I don't have any
experience with database backends for authentication.
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