confusing authentication

Andreas Winkelmann ml at
Sat Sep 30 16:05:49 EDT 2006

Am Friday 29 September 2006 00:02 schrieb Marten Lehmann:

> I'm using getpwent for admin authentication and salsdb for commoon
> mailbox users. I noticed a strange behaviour:
> I'm not using salsauthd. But when I'm just writing
> sasl_pwcheck_method: getpwent auxprop

"getpwent" isn't a valid "pwcheck_method".

Hmm, I would guess there are some errors in your Log about it.
Do you ignore them?

> I always get
> NO Login failed: user not found
> (only admin users not found)
> When I have
> sasl_pwcheck_method: getpwent auxprop saslauthd
> and salsauthd isn't running I get
> NO Login failed: generic failure
> Why do I have to include salsauthd and even need to have it running,
> while it is not being used?

Because saslauthd is the only thing in cyrus-sasl which is able to handle 
getpwent or Unix-Users?


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