[Dovecot] LDAP usernames with spaces

Tim Schafer tim_schafer at shipfsp.com
Thu Aug 17 20:00:37 EEST 2006

Thank you Johannes,

By modifying auth_username_chars in dovecot.conf
I was able to allow spaces in usernames.

Tim Schafer

Johannes Berg said the following on 8/17/2006 12:24 AM:
> On Wed, 2006-08-16 at 18:14 -0700, Tim Schafer wrote:
> > I'm assuming it doesn't like the spaces.
> > Any way around this?
> You can set the allowed characters somehow. I forgot how, but check the
> annotated config file.
> > Also, I don't see any way to support the seperate username and userid
> > where the username is for authentication
> > and the userid is used for on disk pathname.
> > Anyway to support this?
> I know with SQL that's possible by just returning user= from the query,
> I guess LDAP as well. I think Timo just posted about this in some other
> ldap thread. Not quite sure though.
> Sorry to be so vague, I just happened to have skimmed some messages that
> seem to related to this recently.
> johannes

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