Different mailbox and login names

Torsten Schlabach TSchlabach at gmx.net
Thu Sep 25 13:22:02 EDT 2008

Hi Björn!

You will need to look for a canon_user plugin. That's the *only* solution possible.


-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 16:03:12 +0200
> Von: "Björn Keil" <schattenkeil at googlemail.com>
> An: info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
> Betreff: Different mailbox and login names

> Hello,
> I am pretty new to Cyrus and got some problems with it.
> I am trying to set up a Cyrus IMAP Server on a Debian Linux (Etch) System.
> The system is running an Exim 4 Mailserver.
> The problem is that I need the usernames that the users give when they log
> in to be different from the names of their mailboxes.  For example if the
> user "bjoern" logs in, his INBOX shall be user.keil.
> The only thing that I found that may help in that direction was an article
> in the SASL documentation about the difference between authorization ID
> and
> authentication ID. However, I didn't find anything in the IMAP server
> documentation how to use that differentiation - and so - by default - it
> seems to be the same.
> As authentication mechanism I use the sasldb auxprop plugin, with a
> database
> under /etc/sasldb, as it was preinstalled and seemed to be the simplest
> and
> best way for the scale I intend (an IMAP server for 10 users or so).
> bjoern at kant:~$ sudo aptitude show libsasl2 | grep Version
> Version: 2.1.22.dfsg1-8
> bjoern at kant:/etc$ sudo aptitude show cyrus-imapd-2.2 | grep Version
> Version: 2.2.13-10

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