sieve_admins imapd.conf option

Alain Spineux aspineux at
Tue Nov 6 12:38:12 EST 2007

On Nov 6, 2007 5:46 PM, Toschi Pietro <Pietro.Toschi at> wrote:
> Hi all.
> While playing with smartsieve I've encountered an unknown imapd.conf
> option named sieve_admins. Looking at the docs (cyrus 2.3.10) didn't
> help. Looking at imapopts.c didn't either.
> It is used to list those users that are allowed to authenticate as
> themselves but get authorized as other users while performing SIEVE
> management actions (and only that kind of actions, they do not admin
> mailboxes for example). Very useful and apparently perfectly working.

options in imapd.conf are used by multiple cyrus daemon.
They can be named


where <service> is one of the cyrus daemon

Then if you have

admins: foo
imap_admins: bar

sieve will use the global option with value "foo"
and imapd will use the more specific to itself "bar"

> My question is: how this option is used by cyrus? What cyrus component
> loads and evaluates it apart from smartsieve web app?
> Indeed: googleing I've found another undocumented imapd.conf option:
> imap_admins. Any info about that?
> Thanks
> Pietro
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Alain Spineux
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