[Dovecot] Accessing plain text password from memory

Alan McGinlay - SICS alanm at sics.se
Fri Dec 13 16:46:11 EET 2013

On 2013-12-13 15:37, Stanislas SABATIER wrote:
> Is there a way to retrieve the client's password in plain text from 
> memory ?
> I don't store the password in plain text in my postgreSQL but I need 
> it
> when the client is connected to make crypto computation.
> If I write a plugin to do the job, how could I retrieve the plain text
> password from master ?
> Thank you for your help,
> Regards,
> Stan.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> Stanislas SABATIER
> s.sabatier at pobox.com
> ---------------------------------------------------------------

If you enable auth_debug you can also enable auth_debug_passwords and 
that will show the plaintext password in the logfile when the user 
connects. I can't say I would recommend it though.


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