[Dovecot] need simpler instructions for user authentication
tss at iki.fi
Thu Mar 1 06:30:19 EET 2012
On 1.3.2012, at 3.40, David Benfell wrote:
> My situation is this: I have postfix running on a Linode under Arch Linux.
> A recent upgrade to dovecot broke the configuration. Now I get
> "Couldn't drop privileges: User is missing UID (see mail_uid setting)."
You're missing userdb.
> The documentation is driving me nuts. It keeps telling me about stuff I
> think I don't need. And I can't tell what I actually *do* need. All I
> want is for system users, including myself, to be able to get their mail.
> How do I do this?
You didn't say what Dovecot version, and dovecot -n output would have been useful, but here's my guess: Add to dovecot.conf:
driver = passwd
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