[Dovecot] Authenticate user thru PAM

Chris Wakelin c.d.wakelin at reading.ac.uk
Sat Aug 27 13:27:47 EEST 2005

Adrian Mak wrote:
> my mailsystem is using postfix and virtual mailbox which stored in mysql db.
> SMTP AUTH is using PAM, pam-mysql to authenticate against a mysql db.
> I installed dovecot 0.99-14. In the dovecot example config file
> it mentioned that auth_passdb can check against  thru PAM but auth_userdb didn't
> Does it mean that auth_userdb should use other means e.g. /etc/passwd,
> shadow, vpopmail, etc and in my case it is mysql. Right ?

Yes, at least in 1.0-alpha1/stable, so I guess the same for 0.99.
Dovecot can authenticate via mysql directly, of course (but I've never
done it, so don't ask me how!)


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