upgrade to cyrus_imap or saslauth or both gon horribly wrong

Dan White dwhite at olp.net
Tue Jan 8 14:24:15 EST 2019

On 01/08/19 20:12 +0100, James B Byrne wrote:
>This morning we upgraded our cyrus_imap server using the FreeBSD pkg package manager.  Following this we are unable to authenticate with imap.  The error we receive is this:
>Jan  8 14:05:37 inet17 CYRUS/imaps[40533]: SASL cannot connect to saslauthd server: Permission denied

Find the location of your saslauthd mux (unix domain socket) within the
filesystem and verify the permissions of its path (typically somewhere
underneath /var). It should allow access to the cyrus user.

You can use testsaslauthd, as the cyrus user, to verify permissions.

>Jan  8 14:05:37 inet17 CYRUS/imaps[40533]: badlogin: servername [server address] plaintext username SASL(-1): generic failure: checkpass failed
>imapd.conf was not changed.  it contains this:
>sasl_mech_list:             PLAIN
>sasl_pwcheck_method:        saslauthd
>I am posting this from a temporary email because, duhh, I cannot access my regular mailbox.
>I am open to any reasonable suggestions as to how to fix this, quickly.

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