[Dovecot] password schemes in dovecot

Pascal Volk user+dovecot at localhost.localdomain.org
Sun Jan 27 13:54:16 EET 2013

On 01/26/2013 01:04 AM Public wrote:
> Hey there,
> I'm using the latest dovecot 2.1.13
> In the wiki http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Authentication/PasswordSchemes BLF-CRYPT is listed, but i can't use it. "doveadm pw -l" doesn't show it. And i'm unsure about how I am supposed to use the different SHA schemes, since they always output different hashes for the same password. MD5 is working fine, but I'd rather not use it. 
> Is the wiki outdated or how do i get BLF-CRYPT working?

Your system's libc doesn't support Blowfish crypt, as mentioned in
doveadm-pw(1) <http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Tools/Doveadm/Pw#section_options>.

The crypt-hashes are salted hashes. `doveadm pw` generates a random
salt, each time it is invoked. Therefore you will see different hashes,
even when you enter the same password multiple times.

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