[Dovecot] selection correct auth with multiple auth methods

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Tue Mar 24 18:52:31 EET 2009

On Mon, 2009-03-23 at 14:27 +1100, jm wrote:
> How do you control which socket or authentication process dovecot's pop3
> daemon chooses to use? I've got a user database with two flags one to
> allow pop3 access and the other to allow the use of auth smtp. There are
> two authentication instances configed, thus,
> auth default {
> auth postfix {

Although this seems logical, unfortunately it's not how the feature was
originally built. So you can't choose which auth block Dovecot uses,
it'll use both of them somewhat randomly. Hopefully v2.0 will finally do
this right.

Currently if you want this you need to run two Dovecot instances.
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