[Dovecot] Dovecot unable to access the shadow file

Thomas Leuxner tlx at leuxner.net
Thu Jan 24 21:34:19 EET 2013

* kenwood <temp583 at dsh.twilightparadox.com> 2013.01.24 19:07:

> Jan 24 12:27:27 tux2 dovecot: auth: Error: passwd-file /etc/shadow:
> open(/etc/shadow) failed: Permission denied (euid=202(dovecot)
> egid=202(dovecot) missing +r perm: /etc/shadow, we're not in group
> 43(shadow), dir owned by 0:0 mode=0755)

Impossible to tell without actual 'dovecot -n' output. All the changes to '*.conf' may or may not apply to the actual configuration.

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