[Dovecot] Testing EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATION
tss at iki.fi
Tue Mar 16 19:02:48 EET 2010
On Tue, 2010-03-16 at 16:57 +0000, Stephen Feyrer wrote:
> I'm trying to test EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATION in Dovecot. To do this I first
> configured Thunderbird and Opera to use my server, neither of them were
> successful. As a result I contacted both organisations to enquire if they
> supported EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATION in their products. Thunderbird
> responded and said yes. However, on closer inspection my contact at
> Thunderbird identified that support for EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATION was poor
> at best and then only in SMTP. From that point on, my contact has been
> trying to implement support in Thunderbird.
I already got a mail about it from David Bienvenu and answered it.
> 01 AUTHENTICATE EXTERNAL
> 01 list "" *
The problem is that Dovecot (well, EXTERNAL mechanism really) expects
the client to send authorization string after the AUTHENTICATE EXTERNAL
command. Typically you would just give "=" line there.
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