murder and autocreate (I know it is not supported)
morgan at orst.edu
Thu Jun 11 20:37:34 EDT 2009
On Thu, 11 Jun 2009, Dave McMurtrie wrote:
>>> What Ken is working on isn't specific to autocreate. Rather, he's
>>> working to integrate IDM into our environment. We need a way for our
>>> identity management system to be able to simply connect to a Cyrus
>>> frontend and issue a create command and have something useful happen.
>> I've never understood this idea of why anything that has anything to
>> with user management should _ever_ have anything to do with mailbox
>> Mailboxes (i.e. the default first INBOX for every user) should
>> always be
>> created _automatically_ as needed for every valid user.
>> The easiest way to do this is to trust the mail delivery system to
>> already verified the existence of every authorized mail user. This is
>> quite safe to do because if there is any reason you can't do so then
>> your mail system is broken, by definition, anyway. (i.e. if your MTA
>> cannot be trusted to only accept and to deliver mail for valid users
>> then it will no doubt be generating backscatter and it will be
>> abused by
>> those who do such dastardly things)
>> Why make everything far more complicated than it needs to be?
>> Especially things related to user management?
> A valid point to mailbox creation, but what would delete the mailbox
> when a student graduates?
It is really quite trivial to write small scripts (perl, php, python, etc)
to manage Cyrus mailboxes. I don't know why folks do all this work by
I don't like the thought of Cyrus creating mailboxes on its own. One can
simply add mailbox creation to all the other steps of provisioning a new
account (creating an LDAP entry, making a home directory, setting quotas,
Even if I were to make accounts "by hand", I would still write a script to
do all the steps so it is repeatable! :)
More information about the Info-cyrus