[Dovecot] Supporting local and virtual LDAP users, with seperate mail_env

Tim Schafer tim_schafer at shipfsp.com
Fri Aug 18 02:22:01 EEST 2006

I've gone with option a) in order to proceed with testing.
I am going to need local and virtual users with independent mail_env.
How feasible would it be to allow dovecot to override default_mail_env 
on a per userdb basis?

A static won't work in my case since the maildir path is derived from 
info in LDAP.
I also haven't been able to get dovecot to use the uid from LDAP for %u 
or %n as apposed to the cn which is what is used for authentication.

The good news is that so far the testing of performance looks promising 
relative to the courier-imap we've been using :)

Tim Schafer
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Timo Sirainen said the following on 8/17/2006 10:53 AM:
> On Thu, 2006-08-17 at 10:20 -0700, Tim Schafer wrote:
> > Is it possible to have local users with mail in
> > maildir:%h/.maildir
> > 
> > and virutal users with mail in
> > maildir:/home/exim/%u/.maildir
> > 
> > 
> > I seem to have authentication working for both local users and LDAP users.
> > But I'm getting this error trying to access a virtual users mail.
> > 
> > Aug 17 08:12:08 hostname dovecot: IMAP(Firstname Lastname): maildir: 
> Or .. Well, two choices:
> a) return /home/exim/user as home directory from LDAP
> b) return mail=maildir:/home/exim/user/.maildir from LDAP.
> You can't set multiple default_mail_env settings currently, so the home
> must come from LDAP. Or I suppose alternatively you could use static
> instead of LDAP as userdb if all your virtual users use the same UID.

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