Login as user x?

Simon Matter simon.matter at invoca.ch
Tue Nov 20 14:26:11 EST 2007

> All-
> 	When I migrated off UW-IMAP, I discovered that I could login into a
> users account as the user, using my admin login/pass and passing the
> username as something like "$adminuser#$username". Does Cyrus have any
> similar functionality? The reason being that managing our blackberries
> with BIS2.0 is rapidly becoming untenable as the person has to around to
> login to our Cyrus server for us. If we had the ability to login as an
> admin user, we'd never have to schedule them to come in for service.

You may want to check the proxyservers parameter in imapd.conf. With it
you can authenticate as proxyuser and authorize as user. I have
"proxyservers: proxyadm" on my server and use it with imapsync for


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