Userdb by directory lookup

Aki Tuomi aki.tuomi at
Thu Aug 30 10:32:50 EEST 2018

Is there some reason why you cannot use LDAP as userdb? Those uid / gid
/ home parameters can be also provided as global settings like





On 29.08.2018 23:12, Miloslav Hůla wrote:
> Hi,
> I have the Dovecot (2.2.27-3+deb9u2) with LMTP and Postfix. Static
> userdb:
> userdb {
>   driver = static
>   args = uid=vmail gid=vmail home=/data/vmail/user/%n allow_all_users=yes
> }
> and passdb by LDAP, only to verify IMAP user password by bind.
> Problem is, when someone sends email to non-existent at mydomain.tld,
> Dovecot automatically creates its home directory and Maildir.
> Is there any way how deliver only when /data/vmail/user/%n directory
> already exists, and reject otherwise?
> When I remove allow_all_users=yes, LMTP stops to deliver at all with
> 550 code. I probably understand why, but I cannot figure how to solve
> it. I cannot use LDAP to user lookup.
> Milo

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