Postfix + Cyrus Sasl problem

Andrew Morgan morgan at
Wed Dec 18 16:42:38 EST 2013

On Wed, 18 Dec 2013, Eric Abreu Alamo wrote:

>  Hello all:
>   Recently I have been trying to install and configure Postfix + Cyrus + 
> Sasl auth (with smtp auth) and i found the following problem. I have 
> installed and configured Cyrus, Postfix and Sasl, and everything is 
> right until smtp auth. When I edit the /etc/default/saslauthd file and I 
> change the line OPTIONS="-c -m /var/run/saslauthd" by OPTIONS="-c -m 
> /var/spool/postfix/var/run/saslauthd" where postfix chroot directory is, 
> and i run dpkg-stateoverride with 750, 7 for root user owner and 5 sasl 
> group, I restart those services and after do that, I got the smtp auth 
> but Cyrus authentication service fail, then I can't to access through 
> imap service. Somebody have configured those daemons before? Im using 
> Ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS.

Try setting this in /etc/imapd.conf:

   sasl_saslauthd_path: /var/spool/postfix/var/run/saslauthd/mux

Found it here:


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