problem with admin-user

Jorey Bump list at
Fri Jun 1 10:04:55 EDT 2007

Philippe Trolliet wrote:
> now i need to specify an admin user for every single domain because of the
> in FC4 everything worked fine with the single admin account cyrus without a
> realm.

My comments may be completely irrelevant for you, because I don't use 
saslauthd, pam, mysql, virtdomains, or (shudder) Fedora Core, but are 
you sure you need the extra complexity? For example, I host mail for 
many different domains, but manage them under a single (portable) realm, 
with a single admin user. Users have no knowledge of the realm, and it 
isn't required for logins (which means I have the extra burden of 
keeping all logins unique). I just need to set the defaultdomain in 
imapd.conf, and add every user to sasldb2 as a member of that realm (I'm 
aware you're not using sasldb2, but maybe your realm issue is related).

I did this because I prefer bare logins. Although logins with appended 
realms have a certain logical appeal, I think it would still cause 
issues with users who don't understand realms. A bare login and password 
is easier to understand and explain, especially when multiple addresses 
are aliased to a single account. But I digress. If you're tied to your 
current system, this won't be of much help to you.

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