[Dovecot] dovecot 2.1.13, proxy and nologin extras field

Marco Giunta giunta at sissa.it
Thu Jan 24 18:53:29 EET 2013

On 2013-01-24 11:59, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-01-23 at 13:44 +0100, Marco Giunta wrote:
>> Hi at all,
>> in our test environment, I'm playing with dovecot 2.1.13 configured as
>> imap/pop/managesieve proxy. It is configured to authenticate users with
>> ldap and it works very well.
>> Now, I'd like to temporary disable some users's login, because we are
>> moving to another storage, and I wouldn't stop imap service at all.
>> I've found on Dovecot wiki that I could use 'nologin' extra field, but I
>> wasn't been able to get it work. My dovecot configuration is:
> nologin field doesn't work with proxying. You'd have to return neither
> "proxy" nor "host" field. With host+nologin it would be treated as a
> login referral:
> http://wiki2.dovecot.org/PasswordDatabase/ExtraFields/Host
> Of course it would be possible to add yet another check where proxy+host
> +nologin returned would be treated in yet another way, but that gets too
> confusing..
> I guess it was a mistake to use "nologin" for login referrals in the
> first place. And I guess just about no one uses them anyway. So them, so
> it would be possible to change this behavior..
Ok, thank you for the explanation. In this case, I'll use a 'deny' 
passdb or a different ldap filter ...


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