[Dovecot] Authentication Failure

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Aug 16 18:57:49 EEST 2006

On Wed, 2006-08-16 at 10:22 -0400, William J. Dzieciolowski wrote:
> Did a deluser a week or so ago, but didn't remove any of the users 
> files.  I re-enabled the user via useradd with the -u and set the uid 
> the same as it was before.  Now when I try and log the user into his 
> mail via Thunderbird, /var/log/messages reports
> dovecot(pam_unix)[17259]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 
> tty= ruser= rhost=  user=sean

I'd guess the password is wrong, or pam_unix does some other check that
makes it fail the authentication. Anyway the problem is completely in
PAM's side and not Dovecot's.

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