digest-md5 password store

Alain Spineux aspineux at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 05:01:24 EST 2007

On Dec 5, 2007 9:52 AM, Guillermo Gómez <guillermo.gomez at gmail.com> wrote:
> afaik the digest-md5 occurs between cyrus and the imap client
> (AUTHENTICATE command) so my doubt is about the user db and password
> store. Is the password stored in plain text? (mysql auth like
> http://www.delouw.ch/linux/Postfix-Cyrus-Web-cyradm-HOWTO/html/cyrus-config.html
> )

digest methods require to know the original password on both side, not
simply a hash on one side like PLAIN or LOGIN.


> kind regards
> --
> Ing.Guillermo Gomez S.
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Alain Spineux
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