[Dovecot] Dovecot SASL & Postfix

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sun Mar 17 18:27:04 EET 2013

Am 17.03.2013 14:08, schrieb Jerry:
>> the main benefit of dovecot SASL is that SMTP auth is
>> using exactly the same users/passwords and auth-mechs
>> as imap/pop3 - so i do not understand why you want create
>> anything special
> Because that is the way the system was originally configured. I had
> nothing to do with it.

time to fix it or not touch it at all

> The system uses a simple format:
> user at doman.com		password
> The SASL mechanism presently in use uses:
> user at hostname.domain.com		password

pff - sounds funny for the users
whoever did set this up -> seek and punish this guy :-)

> Worse, the passwords are not the same in both instances. If I try to
> implement one system I will have to deal with all of the present users
> and get them all on the same page. That is not something I really want
> to invest time in right now.

so do not touch it at all or do it right for one last time

> If dovecot could be told to use a specific file then that would simplify
> things greatly. Besides, the SASL file does not need all of the
> information contained in the regular Dovecot user/passwd file.
> Otherwise, I might just give up on this entire endeavor.

how should it be told?

dovecot has it's passwords and usernames, they are still used for
IMAP/POP3 if postfix is using dovecot-SASL dovecot will take over
SASL auth at all and is using it's usernames and passwords

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