[Dovecot] IMAP ACLs and global ACLs in v1.2
wilde at intevation.de
Thu Jan 15 18:48:28 EET 2009
It's been a while since our last post (talking for "the Kolab guys"
here). Sorry for that but we were very busy on various subjects -- and
Christmas, New-year and all that exhausting holidays ... ;-)
I'm very happy to see all the features needed by Kolab integrated in
1.2. Unfortunately I wasn't able to give it some thorough testing, yet
... but I really hope to find the time to do so soon, so that we can
migrate our work on Kolab+Dovecot to the current 1.2 head.
Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> writes:
> One thing I'm not really sure about is the "owner" handling. IMAP ACL
> specifications have no such concept. I think many/most other servers
> simply add a default ACL for the user name directly. It's a useful
> concept though, especially with the global ACLs. So currently Dovecot
> x getacl inbox
> * ACL "inbox" "owner" lrwstiekxacd
> x OK Getacl completed.
> But should it just internally convert "owner" to "username" when
From our experience this would be a very good idea. Many clients
recognize the username and handle those ACLs differently in there UI
(for example they don't offer them for editing). But they don't
> But then again if there's a separate rule directly for the "username"
> it breaks.
I think this would be primarily show an configuration or migration
problem. Maybe "owner" should take precedence over those rules? In
general I think, that in an sane setup only the owner rule should exist
and when it maps to the username in the IMAP front end the should be no
way to existentially create seperate rules for the owners username.
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